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Volunteers come together to make orchard reality

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On October 12, the community surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Park plans to improve on the under-utilized space in the park. Surrounding neighborhoods have planned to grow a fruit orchard, not only to further honor Martin Luther King, Jr., but...

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ArtPrize seeks volunteers for fall event

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The ArtPrize staff are getting ready for another year of their fall event- and they will once again be in need of over 1000 volunteers to make it happen. This year, their kickoff event for volunteers on August 14, the "Volunteer Field Camp,...

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GRAM GoSite wants your input

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

The previous café space of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, centrally located at the doorstep of one of the city's most iconic parks, will soon function as a 21st Century hub of information, welcoming visitors and locals alike to gather downtown and...

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Put some time in the bank at Timebank Grand Rapids

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NEWS

Painting a neighbor's wall, and in return getting help raking leaves, these are just some example of how individuals have used Timebank Grand Rapids, according to Oakdale Neighbors Executive Director Tom Bulten. Timebank Grand Rapids gives...

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Community Orchard idea taking root in MLK Park

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

Friends and neighbors of Martin Luther King Jr. Park have set plans in motion to plant a public orchard in the park in early October. The project, named Martin Luther King Community Orchard, has so far garnered the support from the neighborhood and...

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Clean up Eastown

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

Eastown residents and neighbors are invited to brush up the business district prior to Bizarre Bazaar, the annual outdoor art and music festival. The cleanup will occur this Friday, June 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Harmony Brewing Company is...

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Identify urban trees at Blanford

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is offering a workshop on tree identification at Blanford Nature Center on June 12, from 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn how to recognize and classify common trees and will practice their skills outside under the...

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