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Mayor Bliss will be joined by Economic Development Director for latest City Connection appearance

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NEWS

Economic Development Director Kara Wood joins Mayor Bliss on this month's episode of City Connection to talk about issues regarding economic developement, sustainability and inclusion in outcomes.

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Amazing Women of Color to lead OKT events

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

OKT's 2016 Women Of Color Series features fabulous food justice and natural health experts.

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Bus riders have their say on Laker Line design

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

One-day opening of Fulton Street ‘pop-up’ transit plaza under US-131 offers innovative forum to spur engagement and spark ideas on The Rapid’s new BRT route connecting Grand Rapids and GVSU’s Allendale Campus in 2018.

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Michigan's peninsulas formed during Ice Age, populated by nomadic tribes

Submitted 04-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Giant ice sheets carved out the Great Lakes leaving Michigan a fertile land roaming with large creatures and early nomadic tribes. Grand Rapids was home to the Goodall tribe who left behind burial mounds.

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Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."

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New banners for Grandville business corridor

Submitted 04-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grandville Avenue Business Association and Habitat Kent are installing light post banners to help showcase the neighborhood and local businesses.

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New live, weekly radio show to showcase Grand Rapids' growing music scene

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NEWS

Local indy-folk artist Quinn Mathews will host GRLive from The B.O.B. starting April 28 at 12 p.m..

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YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to keep children active

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Healthy Kids Day is coming up on April 30! As spring transitions to summer, this free event is a reminder not to let children idle away their days. Instead, we want to keep kids active, learning, and having fun.

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LiveArts 2015 - A look back at Grand Rapids Symphony's multi-genre, multimedia extravaganza one year later

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

LiveArts put nine performing arts organizations with more than 1,500 performers on four stages in the Van Andel Arena for a single night in April 2015

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Dog training business to open in Baxter neighborhood

Submitted 04-26-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Booming dog training business, A Pleasant Dog, moves to the Baxter Neighborhood this summer, June, 2016.

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Creek friendly yards encourage healthier Grand Rapids watersheds

Submitted 04-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Calvin College's Plaster Creek Stewards lists six ways residents can maintain creek friendly yards to improve local water quality.

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Celebrating Arbor Day, the Urban Forest Project plants 150 trees in Mulick Park

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project is a partnership between Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids invites the community to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees at Mulick Park on April 29.

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Grand Rapids student stars in new PSA with Stormwater Project Engineer

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids is partnering with Groundswell to promote the 7th annual Student Showcase.

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City of Grand Rapids takes 2nd Place in Michigan’s “Battle of the Buildings Biggest Loser” competition

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

City of Grand Rapids takes 2nd Place in Michigan’s “Battle of the Buildings Biggest Loser” competition

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The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department continues to set pace

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department graciously accepted a PACE Award from the CMPRSA at their April 14 awards banquet held in Lansing.

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Why the fifth-grade class of Immaculate Conception Elementary drives 130 miles to the Grand Rapids area each year.

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Local production of "The Mikado" raises questions on theatre and race

Submitted 04-22-2016 under OPINION

KT Herr and Deirdre Chervenka Cunningham review West Michigan Savoyard's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, playing this weekend at Wealthy Theatre, and explore the show's attendant problems of Asian misrepresentation.

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Celebrate! Community Day at the Grand Rapids Ballet revitalizes art and culture

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

How a celebration of art bridged communities in the Grand Rapids area.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra last-minute appearance boosts Grand Rapids Symphony music director candidate's career

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger leads Grand Rapids Symphony in second DeVos Hall appearance during local music director search.

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Building community through coffee in Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-21-2016 under OPINION

Specialty coffee shops are cropping up left and right in Grand Rapids. These shops can be yet another inaccessible luxury further driving the wedge between different classes and demographics of people. Or, they can be utilized as a community builder and a tool to help bridge a gap.

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