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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Co-Executive Directors at Access of West Michigan say that a model of shared leadership "expands the ability and energy of the organization."

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Catalyst Radio: Grand Rapids DAPL Resistance Fellowship

Submitted 12-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Colby Roanhorse from the Grand Rapids DAPL Resistance Fellowship.

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Once again, "'Tis the Season to Embellish"

Submitted 12-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

A look at the history of tower bell to handbell ringing, including opportunities to catch Embellish Handbell Ensemble in performance during the holiday season.

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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features Santa Claus Girls, a nonprofit who provides gifts to children who may not otherwise know the joys of Christmas.

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Creative writing and music students team up for genre-bending performance

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NEWS

The Creative Youth Center and Triumph Music Academy combine their creativity for a project that merges poetry and music into one show on December 16. The entire collaborative process is being recorded and will be featured on Michigan Radio in 2017.

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Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during Winter Wonderland

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

Open house will feature activities for children, adults and families.

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Investigate "Science of Snow" at Grand Rapids Public Museum this December

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

Visitors can interact with science through a variety of demonstrations.

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'Light Up Downtown' this Friday with WYCE, City of Grand Rapids, DGRI

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

Community invited to 'Light Up Downtown' and celebrate the season this Friday, December 2 at Rosa Parks Circle.

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Local artist finds inspiration in moths, praying mantises, mysteries of tarot cards

Submitted 11-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The art of Molly Vega Burgess continues to evolve over time and can be found at the UICA gift shop.

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From bartering to banking: A look at the historic money of Old Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Have you ever wondered what kind of money people used when they came to Michigan and settled down in what would become the City of Grand Rapids? Here's a hint: it wasn't dollar bills.

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MercyMe joins Grand Rapids Symphony for only Christmas show with orchestra in Midwest

Submitted 11-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grammy-nominated Christian group MercyMe joins the Grammy-nominated Grand Rapids Symphony for the only Christmas show the band performs in the Midwest with an orchestra this holiday season at the one-night only special event at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville.

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Movie Review: "Peter and the Farm" at UICA

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

"Peter and the Farm" is screening in the UICA Movie Theater until December 8, 2016.

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Partners for a Racism-Free Community host "Loving" movie premiere, post movie discussion

Submitted 11-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Sunday, November 27, 2016, Partners for a Racism-Free Community in partnership with Celebration! Cinema will be hosting a screening and post movie discussion on Loving.

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#TheShift Summit plots cooperative course to success for local Black residents

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

The first annual #TheShift Summit on Friday, November 18, 2016 gathered African-American business and community workers to learn about cooperatives and other ways to empower neighborhoods.

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'Beautiful, cool and majestic': Urban students experience Lake Michigan

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

Many students in Grand Rapids Public Schools have never seen Lake Michigan. This year, every fifth-grader will, thanks to a partnership with a digital tech business.

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#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Support local businesses on Saturday November 26th with #ShopSmallGR

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Inline skater joins cyclists on 500 mile journey to raise funds to fight poverty

Submitted 11-22-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Lone skater, Bruce Sienkowski, in a sea of bikes builds community across sports and over many miles with the Sea to Sea Tour, racking up donations with the aim to end the cycle of poverty.

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Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.

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Grand Rapids Symphony's David Lockington returns to DeVos Hall for marvelous debut as Music Director Laureate

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

David Lockington returned to the Grand Rapids Symphony's Classical Series in DeVos Performance Hall for the first time as Music Director Laureate with world premiere by Grand Rapids composer

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Community partners announce Plaza Roosevelt development plans

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

At a news conference Monday, November 21, eight partners announced an agreement to begin site planning work on the proposed Plaza Roosevelt development - a unique mix of education, healthcare, affordable housing, and more.

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