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From an organizer's perspective: Why the Asian Festival is important

Submitted 05-23-2017 under OPINION

Diversity is beautiful and powerful, and the Asian/Pacific community has so much diversity of which many are unaware. But nonetheless, we’re usually lumped into one giant spring roll of expectations, whether we fit them or not.

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Jazz festival in Grand Rapids this summer has something for everyone

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Saxophonist Richard Elliot will headline the free sixth annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation on August 19 and 20.

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Passion brings first Asian Festival to Grand Rapids on June 10

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NEWS

As the Grand Rapids Asian Festival nears, food, performances, vendors, and activities are being finalized by the event organizers.

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Letter from Marge Palmerlee on importance of gathering

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

I recently read that Vivek Murthy, the former U.S. Surgeon General, said the greatest health crisis in our country is not cancer or heart disease or obesity. It is isolation!

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Measure What Matters: C2C Gallery

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

C2C Gallery has been bringing art into the lives of people visiting and living along the Lakeshore since 2011. Located in the heart of historic Downtown Grand Haven, C2C Gallery Owner Cyndi Casemier has organized dozens of community art events and programs that enrich lives.

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LadyFest GR 2017 is about dialogue and action

Submitted 05-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch we will convene a series of pressing dialogues about the issues impacting the lives of women and girls locally and nationally.

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In Season: May 20, 2017

Submitted 05-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produced products available at your local farmers markets.

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St. Cecilia Music Center announces dynamic 2017-18 concert line-up

Submitted 05-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center's 2017 / 2018 Jazz, Chamber Music and Acoustic Folk Performers will include Judy Collins, Leo Kottke, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau, Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, and the Renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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Animators Open Mic coming to Wealthy Theatre on May 23

Submitted 05-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Open to everyone and free, see great animation, hang out with animators, talk shop, get advice, and make connections.

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Disability Advocates' Adaptive Home Solutions helps resolve barriers to independent living

Submitted 05-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Disability Advocates of Kent County who works alongside people with disabilities seeking to lead self-directed lives.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum opens new exhibit, 'Mindbender Mansion'

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mindbender Mansion will be located on the Museum’s third floor in the Lacks exhibit hall and run from May 27 to September 3, 2017.

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'Greatest Symphony of All Time' concludes Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 season

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

A 2016 poll of world-famous conductors for BBC Music Magazine picked Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony to top its list of 20 All-Time Greatest Symphonies

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace returns, providing platform for artists, artisans, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-16-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event of the season, taking place on May 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., including local favorites like Hides and Stitches, Albright Lavender Farm, Pink Lemonade, Cutie Pie Craft, Third & Co. Studio and more.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Ashley Trieu

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Ashley Trieu is the founder of Iconoclasp, a handmade women’s apparel shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UICA interviewed the artist to learn more about her fashion-forward projects.

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Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Explore volunteer opportunities for summer!

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Letter carriers collect record amount of food during Stamp Out Hunger

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids residents donated 200,000 pounds of food during Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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In Season: May 12, 2017

Submitted 05-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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Division Avenue Arts Collective is back with all-ages summer programming

Submitted 05-12-2017 under NEWS

The DAAC, Division Avenue Arts Collective, is back this summer with all-ages programming at their 333 Rumsey location as part of a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.

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New intergenerational center is on mission to bridge gap between Grand Rapids' oldest, youngest

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NEWS

The new Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, formerly Hill Child Development Center, now offers open senior enrollment for full day programming to serve up to 35 seniors per day.

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Measure What Matters: EcoBuns Baby + Co.

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Four years ago, Marissa Berghorst, her mother Vicki Hughes and her sister Meghan Osterbaan bought EcoBuns Baby + Co., located in Holland. This e-commerce store has transformed into a growing brick-and-mortar store, offering a large variety of environmentally friendly cloth diapers and baby products.

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