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Wayne Squires warns against potential dangers of holiday charity

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-14-2012 under NEWS

Winter holidays bring out good feelings of cheer and charity. But what if giving to charity is actually not as beneficial as we think? Wayne Squires, head of Partners in Neighborhood Transformation, believes that holiday charity does not do all it...

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During annual Shop Hop, Eastown Antiques turns profit for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The four neighborhoods that comprise Grand Rapids' Uptown Business District were flooded with Christmas lights and crowds during last Thursday’s Holiday Shop Hop. But visitors would have been hard-pressed to find a spot more heavily...

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Wear your Heart on your Sleeve: Support Variety and Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Started in 1991 on Valentine's Day, The Gold Heart Fundraising Program grew from a campaign in Great Britain to a global initiative to support children who have special needs. The symbol of the campaign is a small gold-colored, heart-...

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Uptown anticipates annual Holiday Shop Hop

by (Brittany Beezhold)

Submitted 12-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Frosted windowpanes, twinkling Christmas lights, evergreen garland hung like lush green waves. Long coats, clouds of breath hanging in the air like frozen moments and thermoses of steaming coffee and tea. As the brisk air of December envelops Grand...

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Eastown Antiques supports food bank during Shop Hop

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eastown Antiques, which stands like an anchor on the corner of Lake Drive and Wealthy, has long been one of the prime destinations in the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. This year, Eastown Antiques is doing something different: Along with the...

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Live Nativity planned for December 11

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 11-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

A family event that will delight and inspire people of all ages, we will begin our journey on Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. with a candlelight walk led by the Three Kings through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden to the manger...

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Grand Rapids Police Department and Jaycees help make the holidays a bit brighter for BGC Club Members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

The holidays are a special time that bring families together and put smiles on the faces of those awaiting their presents. This year, two events made the holidays a bit brighter for some of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (...

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Live coverage of Sunday Soup #9 - Holiday potluck

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 12-10-2010 under NEWS

Today is Sunday Soup #9, and after salivating all week, attendees will be ready to chow down. The holiday edition of Sunday Soup at 6 p.m. is a combination of the November and December soup events. For those who cannot make it, I will be...

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Fifth Tuba Christmas to assemble for impromptu holiday concert on Sunday

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 12-10-2010 under NEWS

Karen Dunnam plays the euphonium, and she is proud of it. When she moved to town six years ago, she came with a plan. Having already organized one in Detroit, Karen was determined to bring Tuba Christmas to Grand Rapids. TC is what it sounds like: a...

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The Peace of Cake

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

Her first job was in a bakery and fifty years later she is a serious baker. Marie Celeste Miller, a native of Grand Rapids, an art historian and Grand Rapids Dominican Sister, has launched a new business called The Peace of Cake: Confections by...

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