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Jazz festival in Grand Rapids this summer has something for everyone

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Saxophonist Richard Elliot will headline the free sixth annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation on August 19 and 20.

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Letter from Marge Palmerlee on importance of gathering

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

I recently read that Vivek Murthy, the former U.S. Surgeon General, said the greatest health crisis in our country is not cancer or heart disease or obesity. It is isolation!

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LadyFest GR 2017 is about dialogue and action

Submitted 05-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch we will convene a series of pressing dialogues about the issues impacting the lives of women and girls locally and nationally.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum opens new exhibit, 'Mindbender Mansion'

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mindbender Mansion will be located on the Museum’s third floor in the Lacks exhibit hall and run from May 27 to September 3, 2017.

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace returns, providing platform for artists, artisans, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-16-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event of the season, taking place on May 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., including local favorites like Hides and Stitches, Albright Lavender Farm, Pink Lemonade, Cutie Pie Craft, Third & Co. Studio and more.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Ashley Trieu

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Ashley Trieu is the founder of Iconoclasp, a handmade women’s apparel shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UICA interviewed the artist to learn more about her fashion-forward projects.

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Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Explore volunteer opportunities for summer!

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City Commission 101: Five ways to be more effective when you go

Submitted 05-10-2017 under OPINION

How to prepare, speak up, and more. If you decide to attend a City Commission meeting, here are five things I wish someone had explained to me.

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Recent police actions prompt citizens to press City officials to declare 'state of emergency'

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NEWS

At the City Commission meeting this week, 40 Black men stood in solidarity, citing 12-year-old boys held a gunpoint, the shooting of Malik Carey and research showing bias in the police department as exmaples of when officials failed to take necessary action to take care of its citizens.

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Dégagé Ministries staff take part in Homelessness Advocacy Day

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

I work with our patrons to secure their birth certificate, social security card, school records and/or identification. These vital records are important when obtaining employment and housing.

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