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Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

For many children, summer vacation is filled with bike rides, beach visits and a whole lot of “nothing.” Helping out in grandma’s garden might be included on this list of to-dos, but for 10-year-old Olivia, her grandma’s...

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Kids Summit alumni brainstorm with WMCAT direction for 2019 event

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 10-30-2018 under OPINION

As Kids Summit coordinator for the past two years, I’ve had the awesome privilege to plan a day for our future leaders to learn, play, grow, and be in community with children of many different backgrounds. Coming into the third year of Kids...

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GRPS board approves moving special education programs to Kent ISD

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NEWS

On Monday, August 6, 2018 Grand Rapids Board of Education voted to transfer center-based special needs programs administration over to the Kent Intermediate School District, or KISD. The vote was 7-1 with Dr. José Flores voting no. Over the last...

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Free "Kids at the Market" activities return to Downtown Market beginning June 27

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Beginning Wednesday, June 27, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market welcomes back its free “Kids at the Market” activities, engaging kids through crafts, science experiments, animals, fitness and more. Each Kids at the Market event is...

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Grand Rapids needs to address racism in lifeguarding

by (annadebraber)

Submitted 06-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

At Briggs Park a group of black neighborhood children gathers outside of the pool’s fence. It’s just days before they can jump into the refreshing blue and currently the staff is in the middle of a training session. At one point someone...

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New show 'Space School' coming to public museum's planetarium

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new show is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium beginning Saturday, June 16, 2018. The show, Space School, features astronauts training underwater for working in space. The show will begin in conjunction with...

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"Be the Astronaut" opens at Grand Rapids Public Museum this June

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is bringing a special summer exhibit to Grand Rapids! Be the Astronaut will open on June 16, teaching the concepts, challenges and excitement of spaceflight! Visitors get to become astronauts as they take command of...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market hosts free Spring Break activities for kids on April 4

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On April 4, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Lil Green Thumbs: Spring Break in the Greenhouse, a free event for kids and families, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Families looking for something fun to do with the kids during Spring Break can...

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Delta Program encourages teen boys to tell their stories, learn from community leaders

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Friday, February 9, 2018, teen boys from the Delta Project gathered at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center's Wealthy Annex and worked with their teachers, community members and a film production crew to produce a series of interviews,...

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Water's Extreme Journey Exhibit opening, Ethnic Heritage Festival at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

Each year, the Ethnic Heritage Festival  gives visitors a taste of  music, dance, crafts and food representing the various cultures and ethnic groups that call West Michigan home. Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas have a long standing...

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