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Alger Heights neighborhood launches new model for stormwater management

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sure I know that you are tired of hearing about it But most repeat the same theme over and over again, It’s as if they were trying to refine what seems so strange And off and important to them.   It’s done by everybody Because each...

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Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center presents The Sketches that Lived

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, October 21, the Creative Youth Center (CYC), where kids become published authors, will host "The Sketches that Lived," a performance written and inspired by CYC kids and performed by professional adult actors. The show...

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Creative Youth Center begins fall programs

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under NEWS

Where do tales of world travel meet neighborhood lore? Where do curious kids intersect the jottings of an elusive poet-wanderer? And where do seemingly ordinary students reveal their true identities as talented, published authors? The Creative Youth...

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Burton Middle School principal, staff welcome students with Red Carpet Event

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As students head back to Grand Rapids Public Schools today, Burton Middle School (2133 Buchanan Ave SW) has literally rolled out the red carpet for them. "The Red Carpet Event was organized to encourage students to return back to school for...

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New program for older zoo-goers combines activity with education

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 09-04-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Adults ages 62 and up have a new opportunity to explore Grand Rapids while maintaining their body and mind. The Silver Explorer Series, created by John Ball Zoo and Priority Health, provides seniors with an inexpensive way to learn about and...

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Teens liven downtown with mini murals

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., six teen artists from the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology painted murals on utility boxes in the downtown core to honor public figures with a commitment to social justice. The teens worked...

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Artists Creating Together to offer The Five Senses of Art Education Day During ArtPrize Seven

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, October 5, Artists Creating Together will host The Five Senses of Art, an ArtPrize Education Day, at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market in partnership with ArtPrize and Herman Miller Cares. ACT is an ArtPrize Education Partner with the...

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Volunteer Tutor Orientation

by (kpayne)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Thursday, August 13 for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:00 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find...

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Torrence O'Haire joins Grand Rapids Downtown Market staff

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local food entrepreneur Torrence O’Haire has joined the staff of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as a private parties and culinary coordinator. In this role, he will create menus and recipes for private functions, plan interesting new events...

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High school student college program might not be Bound Upward

by (kelseymay)

Submitted 08-05-2015 under OPINION

It takes a stalwart kid to voluntarily attend summer school. Every summer, Grand Valley State University hosts a chapter of Upward Bound, a national program that encourages high school students to embrace a college-bound mindset, preparing for the...

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