Grand Rapids

A Sign of Hope

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-13-2010 under NONPROFITS

As you drive by the Marywood campus you may see the shiny new windmill that has been installed as part of The Saint Francis Sculpture Garden for Prayer and Meditation. Thanks to the hard work of Instruments of Hope and several volunteers and...

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"Freaky Fast Sandwiches" more like "Freaky Low Wages," one area-group says

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under NEWS

The Jimmy John’s sandwich chain is known for their “Freaky Fast Sandwiches,” witty signs, and primarily college-age staff.  Poor labor practices is something that they are not well known for.  However, the Industrial Workers of the World...

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Apocalyptic Literature

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 08-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sister Dorothy Jonaitis, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids relays this announcement on a new release: Sr. Jonaitis connects crisis with hope and relates it to the emergence of apocalyptic literature out of the...

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Shirts Just Want to Have Fun

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

When Brian Edwards, designer Chris Koens and Matt Fulk dreamed up ShirtPrize last year, it was a whim. A lark. It was intended to be a gentle parody of Grand Rapids' ArtPrize competition. "It was very tongue in cheek," said Edwards. Then, an...

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Local Music Review - Gabrial James

by (scott warren)

Submitted 08-25-2010 under OPINION

Who: Gabrial James   What:  pre-release studio CD-R, "Around the Block," 12 tracks of West Michigan flavored, guitar-centric, acoustic tunes by well known Grand Rapids musician Gabrial James. Clean recordings of strongly written songs...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part III: Observations and conclusions

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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Steil Boys & Girls Club gets new community garden thanks to volunteers

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, June 19, 2010, Club members at Steil Boys & Girls Club added playing in the dirt to the endless list of activities provided at the Club. The work of nearly 50 Amway Global volunteers, donations from the Green Education...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part II: Down-and-out on Monday, Aug. 16

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under OPINION

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part I: Down-and-out on Sunday, Aug. 15

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-23-2010 under OPINION

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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Wonderfully-full

by (jennschaub)

Submitted 08-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Ola! This weekend feels very mid summer…. School is creeping up but there is still time to get some fantastic lake and event time in before the season is kaput (or before Artprize begins!) Here are a few suggestions to make your weekend wonderfully-...

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