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Catalyst Radio: Carol's Ferals

Submitted 01-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Michele Fife speaks with Carol Manos of Carol's Ferals, a West Michigan feline trap-neuter-return and adoption program, on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Hundreds of local food pantries and after-school programs have a hidden connection: Feeding America West Michigan.

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Heartside Gallery continues to unchain Neighborhood

Submitted 01-05-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Heartside community was already a culturally and artistically rich and vibrant community before the developers or ArtPrize jurors recognized its value.

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Freedom from fear: Musician/dancer shares his art of achieving what was thought impossible

Submitted 12-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Shamar Alef, Grand Rapids native, ballet dancer and hip-hop artist, offers spiritual solutions to social issues, discusses his recent tour and reflects on his upcoming album, "God is in your Belly."

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61Syx Street Dance Academy presents dance battle at Pyramid Scheme

Submitted 12-15-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local student break dancers will be competing in dance battles for an all ages welcome event on Saturday, December 19 at 11 a.m. Students as young as four years old will be competing.

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Area refugees work to overcome cultural barriers, challenges

Submitted 12-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As local refugees work to help their children navigate the school system while navigating a new culture themselves, the West Michigan Education and Cultural Center provides education and liaison services as they build community in West Michigan.

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"Coming Home" exhibition shared at UICA now through February

Submitted 12-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The new series of exhibits features Michigan artists and themes of local platforms for creativity.

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Tanglefoot artists throw open studio doors to public for 24th year

Submitted 11-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Eight local artists with studios in the local Tanglefoot building are inviting the public to peek into the working worlds of artmaking, celebrate their local art community and support it with purchases of work during the two-day event.

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Politics & Pints event to connect public to local politicians over beer

Submitted 11-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Politics and Pints offers an opportunity for community members to chat and have a beer with local politicians. The event will be held on Nov. 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Founders Brewery.

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Placemaking gone digital: Local library assistant turns Eastown into video game

Submitted 11-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local cartoonist and librarian Drew Damron celebrates and pokes fun at Grand Rapids scene in a video game released this past summer to entertain friends and grow local culture.

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