Kent County

John Ball Zoo plans for growth as nonprofit

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

Amid years of attendance growth, John Ball Zoo is on its way to expansion under a new master plan recently approved by zoo directors. The plan will cost around $50 million over the next 25 years. The funds will go toward new changes that will affect...

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County budget balanced with boost from rising property values

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-03-2015 under NEWS

Property value is returning to pre-housing crisis levels in Kent County, which allowed the Kent County Board of Commissioners to balance the 2016 budget and maintain the county’s current level of service. The budget of $382.6 million passed...

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Catalyst Radio: Child well-being, addressing poverty the focuses of community effort

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-08-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a multi-organizational effort to examine child well-being, and work for solutions to childhood poverty...

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Santa signs to deaf children

by (tbalx)

Submitted 12-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) is probably not a nonprofit that comes readily to mind unless someone in your family or a friend happens to live with hearing loss. You might not know of this organization’s existence because only 3.8%...

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NPO Showcase: Kent County Senior Millage

by (GRTV)

Submitted 08-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

This segment of NPO Showcase focuses on the Kent County Senior Millage, which is up for renewal on the August 5, 2014 ballot. Art Tanis and Nancy Nielsen of the Kent County Senior Millage Steering and Review Committees, join us in studio to discuss...

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NPO Showcase: Kent County Free Preschool Campaign

by (GRTV)

Submitted 07-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

This segment of NPO Showcase features the Kent County Free Preschool Campaign, a partnership of many educational and community organizations who have come together to provide free preschool for families in need. Judy Freeman, Director of the Great...

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NPO Showcase: Family Futures

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This new segment of NPO Showcase features Family Futures, an organization that provides resources to parents to help them make their families strong. Family Futures provides support to parents and families through programs such as...

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NPO Showcase: Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This latest segment of NPO Showcase features the Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition, a large group of agencies representing non-profit, profit, and government organizations that are dedicated to the elimination of elder abuse...

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Call for Nominations for the 2013 Community Spirit Awards!

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 05-23-2013 under NEWS

Call for nominations! With all the revitalization work that is going on in our communities, it is important to take a step back and honor the individuals and organizations that are making positive changes happen. That’s why LINC is excited to...

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County commission candidate Johnston wins, then loses, then waits for canvassing results

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-15-2012 under NEWS

Michael Johnston, retired schoolteacher, challenged six term incumbent Richard VanderMolen for the Kent County Commission seat in the 13th district.  At first, it was reported that Johnston had won by a narrow five votes, but later it was...

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