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Urban experiences are important to the development of well-rounded kids

Submitted 09-29-2016 under OPINION

Urban experiences develop self-confidence and cultural awareness in children. ArtPrize 8 is a perfect opportunity to bring kids downtown for a great urban experience.

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Beauty in movement: Highlighting ArtPrize ACTion artist Wes DeVries

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

Wes DeVries' ArtPrize piece brings texture and movement to life.

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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

Kara Wood from the City of Grand Rapids discusses updates to our city’s parking system in this latest segment of NPO Showcase.

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In Season: October 1, 2016

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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This place is not abandoned: How the Cultura Collective is approaching ArtPrize

Submitted 09-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

During a time when the entire city is growing, in competition and undergoing cultural upheaval in its attempt for relevance to the contemporary art world, the work of the Cultura Collective is an ambitious symbol of local solidarity, rather than a token of diversity.

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Movie Review: "The Alchemist Cookbook" at the UICA

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Josh Spanninga, contributing writer and community contributor for the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, reviews Grand Rapids-based director, Joel Potrykus's third feature length film.

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Why poor people don't go to bike shops

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

At The Spoke Folks, our goal is to ensure everyone has access to a safe and reliable bike. As a part of this, we have known disenfranchised communities, especially communities of color, need our services the most.

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Grand Rapids Symphony goes clubbing at UICA for ArtPrize Eight

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony will rock ArtPrize with music that's a little less Dvorak and a lot more DJ and dance at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

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Billy Joel or Elton John? Jim Witter gives you both and more to open the Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Series

Submitted 09-27-2016 under OPINION

Do you prefer Billy Joel or Elton John? It didn't matter with Jim Witter and the Grand Rapids Symphony to open the 2016-17 Fox Motors Pops Series, in DeVos Performance Hall, September 23-25.

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October 11 voter registration deadline approaching

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NEWS

Unregistered voters have until October 11 to fill out application to vote and get registered. Local groups are working to get voters signed up.

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