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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, March 24 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-24-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

One day into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s issue of a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, the requiring of all Michigan residents and nonessential businesses to stay home unless necessary for sustaining or protective life has...

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Grand Rapids to celebrate Census Day on April 1 with readjusted outreach efforts by community organizations

by (Brett)

Submitted 03-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Across the U.S., Wednesday, April 1 will mark Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 U.S. census. The once-every-decade U.S. census effort informs the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding to resources such as Medicare,...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, March 17 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-17-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to more deeply permeate local life, new statements by various Grand Rapids organizations have been released to update residents on where their services and resources stand. Shared in this Tuesday, March 17, 2020...

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Exploring community organizations' joint effort to get all Grand Rapids residents counted in 2020 census

by (Brett)

Submitted 02-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A new decade brings with it a changing U.S. population, which in Grand Rapids means once again taking stock of where its own population stands. As the 2020 U.S. census gears up nationwide, Grand Rapids residents will renew their role in the once-...

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The 21st Annual WYCE Jammie Awards returns to The Intersection this Valentine's Day

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids’ listener sponsored radio station, WYCE 88.1 FM, is returning to The Intersection this Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2020 from 5:30pm to 11:00pm to host the 21st annual Jammie Awards. This celebration of local and regional...

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Culinary Conversations series returns Sept. 11 with focus on sourcing locally

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s speaker series focused on the West Michigan food industry returns on September 11 at 5:00 p.m. at West Michigan Farmlink, 1111 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, with an emphasis on “Sourcing Locally....

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Long-time tradition continues with UICA presenting 30th Annual Holiday Artists Market

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

As the holiday season again draws near, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is inviting shoppers to its 30th Annual Holiday Artists Market on December 1, 2018, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Saturday-only event will take place at...

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Schuler Books celebrates teen readers with YA book talk

by (Kathryn Farmer)

Submitted 11-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Every second Saturday of the month, a group gathers around a cluster of tables in the Community Area of Schuler Books & Music to talk about their favorite Young Adult books. The YA Talk is hosted by Meghan Vanderlee, a bookseller at Schuler...

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Ways to engage with Asian American culture in Grand Rapids

by (Jennalyn Stull)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is home to many experiences, though one of the most prominent is that of the Asian American experience. As early as the 70s, Grand Rapids has been growing a steady Asian population, and today, people identifying as Asian make up more...

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Support local farmers while adding fresh vegetables to your diet

by (jproth1)

Submitted 04-10-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a distinctive model to support diversified, small scaled vegetable growers. The idea is that people buy into a share of the farm at the beginning of the season. Instead of money dividends, your dividends are...

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