Open the Door: Community gardening as personal growth

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 12-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

“People should take pride in their community and treat each other with respect,” says SaRah, Community Gardener and Dwelling Place resident in Muskegon Heights. SaRah, a resident and community gardener at Roosevelt Apartments, was one...

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Urban Roots looks to dig deeper than soil, investigate inequities, land use

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

Urban Roots is an urban agriculture organization that sits among the houses in the Madison neighborhood in the city of Grand Rapids. They grow fresh vegetables on their community farm at 1316 Madison and have a farm stand on Thursdays. And according...

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Long-time residents to lead panel discussion on economic growth

by (jleff)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under OPINION

Racial justice advocates and neighborhood leaders are hosting an event that is meant to spark a hard conversation about whether economic growth in Grand Rapids benefits everyone. The event, titled How We Grow, is being hosted by Equity Drinks,...

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Story Matters: Debra, Caleb Fisher share what they love about their new city

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids launches final phase of Building Bridges for Brighter Futures Campaign

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

For nearly 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC-GR) has put the youth of the community “front and center” with the goal of “improving the lives” of what will become Grand Rapids’ next...

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by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 03-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Back by popular demand, Domnican Center at Marywood is repeating Mark Walstrom's  popular program A Way: Out, Through, and Into; in addition, Mark is adding the Level II stage class, A Way Through. If you are strugling to move...

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Two progams + one new year = revitalizing your life in 2014

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Back by popular demand, Mark Walstrom (Board Certified Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director) will offer a repeat of his program A Way: Out, Through, and Into. Along with Mark's program, Dominican Center at Marywood is adding a second program...

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Refusing to be "treated as less of a person," longtime Holland resident moves to GR

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

“What makes me so different?" asks former Holland, MI resident Ellie Frances Gramer. The question goes to the heart of the divisive decision by five members of Council, in Holland, MI, to refuse to consider an anti-discrimination...

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Proposal aims to bring casino to downtown Grand Rapids

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 04-06-2012 under NEWS

If a group of investors across the state have their way Grand Rapids residents soon won't even have to get in the car to bet it all on black. A proposal to add a casino to the downtown area is moving ahead.  A group calling themselves the...

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[EASTOWN] Eastown's first yoga studio expanding to accommodate growing clientele

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-15-2011 under NEWS

Barely seven months old, one of Grand Rapids' newest yoga studio is expanding to accommodate the growing number of students walking into their studio. The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse, located in Eastown (1331 Lake SE), is increasing its space to...

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