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Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative celebrates its first anniversary

Submitted 06-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative celebrated its first anniversary with a picnic gathering for members and friends on June 4, 2017.

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Immigrant Heritage Month Profile: Meet Wafa Haddad

Submitted 06-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, this series features profiles of community members who have immigrated to Grand Rapids.

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Immigrant Heritage Month Profile: Meet Katie Bozek, Ph.D., LMFT

Submitted 06-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, this series features profiles of community members who have immigrated to Grand Rapids.

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New interfaith service day camp to teach youth understanding, break stereotypes

Submitted 06-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

During the week of July 31-August 4, 2017 we will be working with a group of middle school aged kids representing a variety of congregations.

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Immigrant Heritage Month Profile: Meet Laura Armenta

Submitted 06-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, this series features profiles of community members who have immigrated to Grand Rapids.

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Sexual violence, abuse in the GR music scene needs even more conversation

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Sexual violence and abuse are regrettably part of DIY and creative music scenes around the country. We must continue to have constructive dialogue and show support for victims in order to reduce and hopefully eliminate these issues in our community.

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Pho616 to serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 06-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Pho616 will open in the Market Hall later this summer. Pho616, owned by Ty Nguyen and Han Lee, will make traditional Vietnamese pho noodle soup as well as banh mi, summer rolls and other Vietnamese specialties, as well as having a retail shop carrying Asian produce and Vietnamese items.

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Movie Review: "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" at UICA

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Community reviewer for the UICA, Patrick Feutz, discusses a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight Title bout with reigning champ Davey Moore.

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Immigrant Heritage Month Profile: Meet Amer Gerzic

Submitted 06-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, this series features profiles of community members who have immigrated to Grand Rapids.

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Immigrant Heritage Month: A time to explore, celebrate, appreciate

Submitted 06-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This article introduces a series featuring several individuals who immigrated to Grand Rapids. As I began to delve into this topic and solicit contributors, I discovered quickly that it was a lot more complicated than I understood.

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At Westminster, Scott finds food, community, purpose

Submitted 06-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For many, the Downtown Food Pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church is a valuable resource. Here is the story of one of many they have helped.

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North Kent Connect helps provide access to basic needs, promotes economic independence

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features North Kent Connect who helps those living in northern Kent County access basic living necessities and promotes economic independence through education and work opportunities

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Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens July 1

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Southeast Area Farmers' Market meets 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at MLK Jr. Park from July 1 through Nov. 11.

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Stay sharp with summer book clubs

Submitted 06-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In an age of constant media and phone usage, it’s nice to get back to basics and flex your reading muscle.

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South Division: Past and present through the lens of art

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tom Duimstra and Reb Roberts share their thoughts on the importance of public art and the artistic community in Grand Rapids.

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Eastown invites Grand Rapids to celebrate annual Bizarre Bazaar

Submitted 06-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year’s event will be held on Wealthy Street, in Eastown on June 24, 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bizarre Bazaar celebrates local craft persons, entertainment, food and the unique flavor of Eastown.

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My journey to creativity activist after leading workshops at Girls Rock Grand Rapids

Submitted 06-20-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I've written songs everyday since February 12 of this year for my "365 Day Songwriting Challenge" and have written over 1000 songs since 2014. Everyone is creative and if you learn to unblock your creativity, you, too, can enjoy a creative and fulfilling approach to life.

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Photo Gallery: Pokey LaFarge and Lillie Mae at The Pyramid Scheme

Submitted 06-20-2017 under OPINION

St. Louis musician Pokey LaFarge and supporting act Lillie Mae brought a blend of country, jazz, and more to The Pyramid Scheme June 18th.

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GRFC Women defeat Detroit Sun FC

Submitted 06-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

GRFC Women's team defeats the Detroit Sun

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GRFC falls to Detroit City FC at Fifth Third

Submitted 06-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Recap of GRFC soccer game on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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