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Public Museum's newest exhibit invites visitors to explore Earth's wildest places

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Open May 21-September 4, 2016 and free with general admission, the exhibit follows National Geographic explorers, bringing their adventures to life.

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Contemporary Conversation: UICA discusses independent vs indie film

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art's Film Coordinator, Nick Hartman talks about the difference between independent cinema and indie films, inviting community to join the conversation.

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Local First hosts 13th annual Street Party, summer celebration

Submitted 05-24-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event will feature a variety of music including headliner Joshua Davis, interactive entertainment and food for guest of all ages on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

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First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten was a local celebrity during the 1920s & 1930s, and she was almost lost to history.

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Planned Parenthood is now a unified, statewide organization in Michigan

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan has merged with Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan to form Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) to better serve our state.

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ACT's 30th Festival Day brings together all Grand Rapids communities

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this month, more than 1,000 students joined Artists Creating Together at Lincoln Campus to celebrate arts, abilities, and community.

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Catalyst Radio: local connections to Syrian Conflict

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Dr. Sam Attal and Dr. Mohammad Saleh, Syrian-born American doctors who have been helping Syrians affected by the conflict both in Grand Rapids and internationally.

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GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 3,500 students celebrated their involvement in hands-on environmental learning projects this year at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase

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Highlighting city’s mental wellness resources, GoSite hosts free Q&A event

Submitted 05-19-2016 under NEWS

The Well Being, The Collaborative Wellness Center, and GR Center for Healing Yoga join forces at the GoSite on Thursday, May 26 to discuss services and participate in wider dialogue about Grand Rapids’ wellness offerings.

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In Season: May 21, 2016

Submitted 05-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

In Season, Farm Fresh, Local Food, Farm to Table, Fruits and Vegetables, Fulton Street Farmers Market,

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New local company looks to bring honest conversation to public relations

Submitted 05-18-2016 under NEWS

Holly Bechiri, former Managing Editor of The Rapidian and Marjorie Steele, an independent consultant and copywriter, combine their backgrounds in writing, fine arts and marketing to form new public relations company, Honest PR + Creative.

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The Rapidian welcomes new Managing Editor

Submitted 05-17-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kiran Sood Patel joins The Rapidian this week, excited about citizen journalism as an in-depth way to pursue engagement with the communities we live in.

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace expands outdoor market to provide platform for artists, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event, taking place Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes is all in the family

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

The 47th annual Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes showcasing 11 houses will be Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.

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A history of dental health in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-17-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has had a long (and sometimes painful) history of dental care, but progress and better treatment for its citizens has been steady.

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Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Letter carriers nearly double the amount of food collected for those in need during this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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Catalyst Radio: how cooperatives promote community-centered economic growth

Submitted 05-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jim and Linda Jones about the local cooperative economy, including housing and food co-op opportunities.

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Circle Theatre honors Long-time Broadway Favourite with CATS

Submitted 05-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Circle Theatre offers a two-hour cat dance soiree invitation with their 2016 season opener of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS. Performances are May 6 & 7, 11-14, 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 5 p.m at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center

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Working mother of three shares her running journey, inspires family

Submitted 05-12-2016 under VOICES

In anticipation of the Fifth Third River Run this Saturday, May 14, Iracema Garcia shares why she began running and now runs with her family and in races on a regular basis.

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"Carmina Burana" closes Grand Rapids Symphony's season with a spectacular blowout

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Some 200 musicians including soloists, Grand Rapids Symphony and Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus will be on stage Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016.

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