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National Night Out in the Heartside Downtown Neighborhood

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Community events like National Night Out are what bring everyone together collectively, while connecting people with the resources that they need,” says Marvin Thomas, Heartside Downtown Neighborhood leader. The Heartside Downtown...

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The Access County Wide Food Drive starts Sunday!

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

1 in 6 local families is struggling with hunger. The need is as great as ever and the help of the community is essential to solving this problem. The Access County Wide Food Drive starts Sunday and is a great community event uniting over 50 pantries...

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Ride of Silence - Grand Rapids

by (markpedal)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under

The 10th Annual Grand Rapids Ride of Silence will be held Wednesday evening, May 21, 2014. This nine-mile ride begins at Sixth Street Bridge Park. The ride starts at 7:00pm, but please arrive no later than 6:30pm for staging and announcements....

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Girl Scouts to offer interactive fundraiser party

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 02-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This Wednesday, the Girl Scouts of Michigan will meet at the Goei Center for the very first Badge Bash. The event offers adults the opportunity to participate in activities to earn traditional Girl Scout badges. The event is open to men and women...

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City hopes to extend Revision Division project

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NEWS

Last Friday in Kendall College's Historic Federal Building, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussed the results of their Revision Division Project and the data they collected from their study of the road conditions. The goal of the...

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Mangiamo to hold area snowman building contest

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 02-04-2013 under NEWS

The first annual snowman building contest will be hosted by Gilmore Collection’s Italian restaurant on Lake February 9. In return for participation, Mangiamo offers contestants free hotdogs and a complimentary cup of hot spiced cider or hot...

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Over 80 tons of food collected for local food pantries!

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

80.3 tons! That is how much was collected for the County Wide Food Drive during the week of October 8-13, 2012. That is over 160,000 pounds! WOW! What an amazingly generous community we live in. A variety of items were collected for 50 local food...

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Over a Thousand Volunteers Needed to Help End Hunger in West Michigan

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 09-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kent County is seeing an increased usage of the pantries within the Access Pantry Network. With 1 in 6 local families struggling with hunger, the need is as great as ever and the help of the community is essential to solving this problem. The Access...

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Lights in the Night: Where hope takes flight

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 09-19-2012 under NEWS

UPDATE: EVENT ADVISORY - WEATHER POSTPONEMENT The Lights in the Night ArtPrize artist, following advice from local weather media WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, FOX 17, WOOD TV8, WOTV 4, is making the call to postpone tonight's Lights in the Night GR...

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Park(ing) Day 2009: A photo essay

by (jproctor)

Submitted 09-18-2009 under NEWS

The annual event known as Park(ing) Day originated with the artist collective Rebar in San Francisco in 2005 as a means for drawing attention to the need for public, green space in the city. Groups of artists and activists fed meters while...

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