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$7000 in Scholarships for Trans Students

Submitted 08-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation has awarded $7000 to local trans students.

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Market Musings: Earthy name, local food

Submitted 08-15-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Earthkeeper Farms is staying true to their roots. The business sells kale, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes and more.

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The #StandWithCharlottesville march: How did it go?

Submitted 08-15-2017 under OPINION

Organizers in Grand Rapids were quick to bring together a rally against white supremacy, but we're still complicit in racism in our own town. When well-meaning white people cause harm, we must own it and do better.

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Local artist feature from UICA: adeshola makinde

Submitted 08-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

adeshola makinde is a streetwear clothing designer and the creator of COMPLETE VII . makinde lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI and collaborates with local artists and designers to make his dream a reality.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is torture in defense of civilians ethical?

Submitted 08-14-2017 under OPINION

RS asks, Is the torture of enemies defensible in the defense of civilians; and should it be decriminalized in view of hindsight if the nation-state deems it moral?

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Market Musings: Nyblad Family Farms sells fresh fruit

Submitted 08-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Nyblad Farms has what you need in the hanging fruit department. The business sells cherries, peaches, plums, apricots and more.

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Grow, eat, and learn with Urban Roots

Submitted 08-11-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Founder and Executive Director of Urban Roots, Levi Gardner, shares his thoughts on what urban farming means to him and how the community can get involved.

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In Season: August 12, 2017

Submitted 08-11-2017 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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Ele's Place provides a space for support and council for grieving children

Submitted 08-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Ele's Place who offer peer groups and council to children who have experienced the loss of a loved one

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'Healthy U' lecture addresses mental health, aging

Submitted 08-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mental Health & Aging for Smartys: Reducing the Stigma is the topic for the August Healthy U lecture on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing camp provides fun, connection for kids

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

At Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D&HHS) Kids Camp, the kids come here so that they can have fun, experience things they may not otherwise experience, and learn new ways to communicate.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum celebrates rare eclipse with special party

Submitted 08-08-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For those not traveling to the path of totality, visit the museum to experience the partial eclipse we will witness in Michigan, along with various hands-on activities, live streaming of the total eclipse and more between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on August 21, 2017.

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Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.

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International exchange program broadens horizons for students, families, communities

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Becoming a host family for an International exchange student can be a rewarding, life-changing experience for everyone involved.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This film series explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis—by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Brian Hedrick

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

Brian Hedrick studied graphic design at Kendall College of Art and Design, and is involved with the local DIY music community. Hedrick is the Graphic Designer at Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and creates posters for Lamp Light Music Festival. His designs can be seen throughout the region.

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Peregrine falcons back from brink of extinction

Submitted 08-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Peregrine falcons in Michigan are making a big comeback.

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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company specializes in authentic performances of Shakespeare's works

Submitted 08-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company who explores theatrical practices employed by performers from the Shakespearean era

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Market Musings: Abuelo's Farm serves up tasty blueberries

Submitted 08-07-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Abeulo's Farm in Fennville specializes in the blue crop. The berries are available at the Fulton Street Farmers Market.

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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents Cymbeline

Submitted 08-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will present Cymbeline at the Dog Story Theater, August 11-20.

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