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Garfield Park's community garden expands to include all neighbors

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

The Garfield Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a community garden with both traditionally rented plots and community plots where neighbors can participate in the harvest through working together.

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Parks are living rooms of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

Submitted 05-03-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The memories we make and the people we meet when we frequent our city parks help our community understand the true value of a strong park system.

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Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Why the fifth-grade class of Immaculate Conception Elementary drives 130 miles to the Grand Rapids area each year.

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Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks launches its 1000 Bikes Campaign this Sunday, April 24 at Brewery Vivant's Bikes for Beers event.

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Do you want to grow your own food?

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Do you want to grow your own food? Our Kitchen Table is recruiting residents for free food gardening program.

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Exercise plays an important role in chronic disease prevention

Submitted 03-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

Local health experts discuss the importance of regular physical activity and demonstrate simple exercises that you can do anywhere.

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New data, insights into how Grand Rapidians experience their city

Submitted 03-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The 2015 VoiceGR Community Survey by the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU reveals how residents experience our city.

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.

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Local Westside school collecting water for Flint Public Schools

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Harrison Park Elementary students and staff are collecting bottled water to send to the schools in Flint to help with the water crisis.

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