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Submitted 02-08-2016 under NONPROFITS
Addressing conversations about policy and community relations, affordable housing and other citizen questions live on Monday night, Mayor Bliss takes over City Connection on GRTV and live-streaming on The Rapidian this Monday, February 8.
Submitted 02-05-2016 under OPINION
Host Katie Gordon speaks with Scott Burden about the upcoming Change U Activist Assembly on Spiritual Violence: A Community Experience, a Community Response
Submitted 02-05-2016 under NONPROFITS
When GRPS announced cuts to Special Education summer programming, a group of parents and community members came together to form an advocacy organization that led a movement to keep programming intact.
Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS
Two bartenders at Stella's Lounge have created a monthly club that explores new modernized recipes to classic cocktails for patrons to try.
Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS
A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.
Grand Rapids' new mayor set out an ambitious list of goals addressing racial disparity, housing and environmental sustainability in her first State of the City Address.
Submitted 02-03-2016 under NONPROFITS
With programs ranging from "be nice." and a debate team, events and Facebook pages to celebrate students and more, there's a lot to know about what's going on at Harrison Park Elementary. Students ages 10 & 11 share what they think you should know.
Submitted 02-02-2016 under NONPROFITS
Women of Color Cook, Eat & Talk kicks off with an exciting program facilitated by two veterans of the Civil Rights movement. Lila Cabbil worked alongside Rosa Parks for 40+ years. Barbara Roos traveled to the South in the ‘60s to stand with African Americans working for civil rights.
This February, ACT is offering a series of exciting events open to the public, including open art studio sessions for adults and youth and a drumming session at Marge's Donut Den as part of Mardi Gras celebrations.
Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS
The Pyramid Scheme is hosting the show at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 5. designed to raise funds for Girls Rock Grand Rapids, a week-long summer camp that empowers girls and women through music.
International food and beer tastings, music, dance and crafts will highlight the diverse cultures in West Michigan on Saturday, February 6.
Citizens are invited to meetings at three GRPS schools to ask the mayor questions, express concerns and discuss the State of the City. Video if the State of the City address is included in this article.
Harrison Park Elementary students and staff are collecting bottled water to send to the schools in Flint to help with the water crisis.
Submitted 02-02-2016 under OPINION
The problem of low turnout- as we saw in our last local elections- magnifies the disappointment of close races, as a minority of the local population determines the winners and losers and thereby who guides the community's future.
Submitted 02-02-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS
Three women-owned businesses are creating new attractions in downtown Grand Rapids, featuring smart reuse, creative making and exciting shopping alternatives.
Submitted 01-29-2016 under NONPROFITS
Exclusive Presentations on Foreign Policy Debut Feb. 1, Run Through March
Submitted 01-29-2016 under OPINION
Host Michele Fife speaks with Kim Enochs, executive director of Veg Fest Grand Rapids and co-founder of Plant Based Solutions, a Grand Rapids nonprofit dedicated to advocating for personal and societal transformation through a plant-based diet. Episode aired 1/29/2016.
Submitted 01-29-2016 under NEWS
Grand Rapids Magazine has awarded the neighborhood craft brewpub with their first annual Best Brewery (Cuisine) Dining Award.
Submitted 01-28-2016 under NONPROFITS
Mayor Bliss will be presenting her first State of the City Address at the Harris Building, and streaming it live online. The address will focus on neighborhoods, economic growth, environment and public safety.
Submitted 01-26-2016 under NONPROFITS
Thirteen total awards were handed out last night, celebrating the hard work and bravery exhibited by so many more in 2015.
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