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Creating a water trail - Paddling from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Imagine being able to paddle from Plaster Creek to the shores of Grand Haven. Water trails are making that possible.

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Cleaning up after the storm: an interview with East Hills' Rachel Lee

Submitted 08-23-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"It's not just asking, 'What do you do in the storm?' but also, 'What do you do after the storm?' and 'How do you take care of what's happened?'" says Lee.

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Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden" campaign welcomes the Grand Rapids community to watch "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 p.m..

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Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards first scholarship

Submitted 08-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids-based nonprofit awards first $2,500 scholarship to local transgender student.

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The City of Grand Rapids proclaimed a Utility of the Future Today

Submitted 08-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department received recognition for 'exceptional performance' in the 2016 "Utility of the Future" recognition program.

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Winner of Literacy Center of West Michigan's 2016 Spellebration shares her message

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Silvia Guzman was the learner speaker at the Literacy Center of West Michigan's 2016 Spellebration. Here is her speech.

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Branching out: Grand Rapids continues to grow its citizens forestry program

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Events like After Work Tree Time – periodic get-togethers organized by the Urban Forest Project – are a great chance for volunteers to care for city trees in local neighborhoods.

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How Kids' Food Basket is fighting hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Four facts to know about how Kids' Food Basket relieves hunger as both a symptom and a cause of poverty by partnering with families and local organizations.

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Call for nominations: Wheelchair-donating nonprofit seeks inspirational athletes

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year's AIM High Endurance Awards will be the most exciting yet.

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Downtown Market hosts Summer Sand Fest

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

From August 19-21, 2016, professional sand carvers will create larger-than-life sand sculptures, there will be an amateur competition and kids will be encouraged to try their hand at sandcarving in a giant sand box.

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