Ethics and Religion Talk - Dietary Restrictions

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-12-2020 under OPINION

Linda Knieriemen, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Holland, responds: “Wine was a staple beverage in the ancient world. Jesus consumed wine, in fact at the wedding of Cana turned water into wine! If Christians want to live like...

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City meeting hears concerns over rental application fees, stories from Westside Cancer Crisis group

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-07-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission held its quarterly Night Out on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Harrison Park Elementary School. Public comments on agenda items began with Jolanda Howe from Grand Rapids Homes for All. Howe said that while she was...

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Alternative to alcohol: Michigan's first Kava Bar in Grand Rapids

by (Abby Schnell)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

On Cherry Street, Grand Rapids, the local bar known as Kava Kasa is listed on Google as a tea room. However, this is not a tea bar nor a place for alcohol. This bar only serves kava: the drink that doesn’t feel or taste like anything else....

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Recovery Palooza celebrates tenth anniversary

by (recoveryallieso...)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

Celebrating its true tenth anniversary in 2016 is Grand Rapids' own Recovery Palooza. Recovery Palooza is the signature event of local non-profit Recovery Allies of West Michigan.  This event is a community celebration and educational...

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Story Matters: Seth Ricord shares story of addiction, recovery

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Glance at the Past - Prohibition

by (WYCE)

Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

Michigan followed Maine's idea for prohibition in 1853, but, it was found impossible to do enforce this ideal in Grand Rapids. By 1870, Grand Rapids housed 58 saloons and five breweries. Women's organizations for prohibition, were an...

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