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Grand Rapids Children's Museum breaks barriers between play and learning

Submitted 12-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Children's Museum offers hands-on experiences to encourage exploration and learning-through-play

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Open the Door: The art of placemaking

Submitted 12-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

From creating your own business to living in the same place you work, millennials are shifting the way we view placemaking and the arts.

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Family traumatized after bail bondsman break-in, no police protection

Submitted 12-13-2017 under NEWS

Maynard DeGarmo of Raspberry Bail Bonds and three others forcibly entered the Wilkerson home on Eastern Avenue at around 7:30 the night of December 8, 2017 traumatizing the children within.

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Regulating begging is still bad solution to poverty, public safety concerns

Submitted 12-12-2017 under OPINION

Being poor should not be a crime. Banning panhandling for any amount of time criminalizes poverty and encourage police officers to hassle the poor and homeless.

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops are homegrown fun for a hometown audience

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony's Wolverine Worldwide Pops, a holiday tradition in West Michigan, celebrates the season in song with local artists and entertainers performing for a hometown audience.

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This holiday, support incarcerated folks by joining Season For Solidarity

Submitted 12-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Join us this Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational UCC, 4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508, at A Season for Solidarity.

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Open Projector Night Spotlight from UICA: Jose Jimenez, People's Choice Award winner

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Jose Jimenez short film Dreamer is the most recent Open Projector Night Peoples' Choice Award Winner. UICA sat down with the filmmaker to learn more about his work, inspiration, and future projects

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Concerts Under the Stars returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Live concerts begin on January 18, 2018 and will be held through April, 2018, with five concerts total. Visitors can sit back and experience the wonder of the cosmos and the wonder of music to five different performances featuring pop, jazz, folk and rock sounds.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is sex in virtual reality cheating? Part 1

Submitted 12-11-2017 under OPINION

John asks, Does virtual reality sex constitute cheating? A recent New York Times article, Virtual Reality Gets Naughty, discusses this issue in detail.

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ATU members approve new contract

Submitted 12-08-2017 under NEWS

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836 which represents most of The Rapid's bus drivers and mechanics voted in favor of a new contract to settle a long dispute with The Rapid.

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In Season: December 9, 2017

Submitted 12-08-2017 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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Catalyst Radio: Host Jessica Gladden talks mental health education with Be Nice

Submitted 12-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Kristy Buck from the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan about Be Nice.

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Hospice of Michigan offers palliative care for patients of any background

Submitted 12-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hospice of Michigan is the largest hospice provider in Michigan, and offers services to anyone regardless of age, diagnosis, and ability to pay

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Get into the Christmas spirit with GRTV's Santa Show

Submitted 12-08-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Santa Claus will visit the GRTV studio next Monday, December 11, 2017 and take your calls and tweets live on the annual GRTV Santa Show.

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Women build bonds, break barriers in outdoor program

Submitted 12-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Michigan's Becoming an Outdoors Woman has given women the opportunity to learn the skills needed to enjoy outdoor activities

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Open the Door: Community gardening as personal growth

Submitted 12-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Community growth through sustainable neighborhood revitalization and community gardening at the new Roosevelt Apartments in Muskegon Heights

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New virtual reality, touchscreen experience at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is bringing a new virtual reality experience to the Museum opening Saturday, December 16, 2017 featuring Finny, the Museum’s iconic 1905 finback whale skeleton that hangs above the first floor Galleria.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Erin Schaenzer

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Erin Schaenzer moved to Grand Rapids, MI five years ago to attend Kendall College of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Printmaking. Schaenzer’s poetic works are influenced by identity and relationships.

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Celebrate with Grand Rapids Children's Museum at its New Year's Early Eve

Submitted 12-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, December 31, 2017 at New Years Early Eve, make a noisemaker, create a resolution wand, and enjoy a fun night of play and festivities, including kid-friendly hors d’oeurves provided by FOODesign, refreshments at the Fizzy Juice Bar, and music along with all the museum exhibits.

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A message from Comprenew regarding net neutrality

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As a social enterprise, part of Comprenew's mission is to educate and advocate for equal access in an expanding digitally connected world.

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