Grand Rapids

New timebank In town allows members to join for free

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 10-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Love Movement is a new movement in town that is asking residents to come to their workshops and learn more about timebanking! What is Timebanking? Well it is simply a modern bartering system. For every hour you spend doing something for...

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Oak Hill Cemetery Part II: The individuals buried there and their contributions to GR

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is part two of a two part series talking about the History of Oak Hill Cemetery and the people buried there. I also spoke with Fred Quillin, who is a local history buff, to get a citizens perspective on the cemeteries in this great city....

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Oak Hill Cemetery Part I: Architecture and history of a city treasure

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is part one of a two-part series talking about the history of Oak Hill Cemetery and the people buried there. In this part, we will discuss the architecture and layout of the cemetery. Most Grand Rapidians have driven past the Oak Hill Cemetery...

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Love Where You Live project gets freshmen involved

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 10-04-2010 under NONPROFITS

Aquinas College students spent two hours doing yard work on the Marywood campus. The project, Love Where You Live, engages over 490 freshmen, sending them in small groups to give service at a variety of organizations in the immediate...

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UICA Interview: Beili Liu

by (UICA)

Submitted 10-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

  The ancient Chinese legend of the red thread tells that when children are born, invisible red threads connect them to the ones whom they are fated to be with. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other,...

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Eight young nonprofit leaders to be honored in October

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Submitted 09-27-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids is set to honor seven young nonprofit leaders and one organization that have made outstanding contributions to the local nonprofit community through exemplary leadership, innovation...

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Free Radical Gallery

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

Before there was ArtPrize, before there was ActiveSite, or ArtPeers, there was Free Radical.  The Free Radical Gallery started in 2000 on Wealthy as part of a grant based initiative, The Wealthy Mainstreet Program, founded by Mark Rumsey, which...

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Plan B in Artprize 2010

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-23-2010 under OPINION

As Artprize officially opened on Wednesday September 22, the procession for Plan B made its way across town.  Traffic came to a standstill as a motley assortment of drummers, bicyclists, flag wavers, and kids in patchwork clothing pushed and...

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Steak & Burger Dinner brings Olympian Dominique Dawes to GR

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

Fundraisers tend to be a dime a dozen. Every cause needs supporters, and the creative ideas to raise funds sometimes seem at a stand still. But, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth’s 2nd Annual Steak & Burger Dinner allows...

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A quick glimpse at the 37th Eastown Street Fair

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-19-2010 under OPINION

The 37th Annual Eastown Street Fair took place this Saturday, helping local residents say good bye to another summer of art, music and food in one of Grand Rapids most popular neighborhoods.  Featuring 16 bands, as well as nearly 90 arts and...

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