Voters to decide on Forest Hills Public School proposal

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

On November 5, voters will have the opportunity to decide on a bond proposal that would allow Forest Hills Public Schools to borrow up to $45 million dollars over the next six to eight years. The proposal would require an additional tax of .38 mil....

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Catalyst Radio: Civic Theatre opens its 88th season with The Giver

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-11-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we feature Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, as it begins its 88th season of performances. This season leans heavily on...

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Community Spotlight: Brian Beard

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

LINC knows that our communities are rich in one of the biggest assets there is—people. We know hundreds of people go above and beyond to make a difference, to help others. The LINC Neighborhood Engagement team is honored to work alongside...

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New teen learning center to open in Eastown, holds open house during Bizarre Bazaar

by (Open_Doors)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

Fun with Fibers. Hip-Hop Culture.  Life Prep 101. These may not sound like your typical high school classes—but then again, what’s opening July 29 at 1324 Lake Drive is no typical high school. In fact, it’s not a school at all...

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GRPS to hold community meetings for proposed Transformation Plan

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-02-2012 under NEWS

Following the release of the proposed Transformation Plan from Grand Rapids Public Schools, the administration is holding a series of parent-student-community meetings to help those affected get informed and ask questions. "Superintendent Neal...

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Crowd cheers on Hispanic Flamenco Ballet at Wealthy Theatre

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-03-2010 under NEWS

On Wednesday morning, the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet's charter bus pulled up to Wealthy Theatre. Not far away were a swarm of yellow buses carrying more than 300 students. Billed on the dance company's website as the best option for student field...

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The Local Beet: Change Taking Root in the Lunch Line

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-21-2010 under OPINION

There is an ever-growing revolution happening in cafeterias around the country – people want to change what is in their lunchline at work, school, and in hospitals. This week, I joined over 500 people – from activists, to nutritionists, to food...

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GRPS: The Effect of Poverty on Educational Attainment

by (fikj)

Submitted 12-13-2009 under NEWS

Student and family poverty negatively effects educational proficiency and children ability to learn. Written by: Joshua Fik, Daina Salayon, Kenny Spicer, Bob Hutek; Frederik Meijer Honors College; Grand Valley State University. In the midst of...

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Obesity in Grand Rapids

by (weekst)

Submitted 12-11-2009 under NEWS

Written by: Tammy Weeks, Logan Brenk, Afton Seeley, and Christopher Brinks, Frederik Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University For the first time in human history, the number of overweight people rivals the number of underweight people.…...

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Jendrasiak, Shaffer compete once more for 1st Ward Seat

by (maria.amante)

Submitted 11-02-2009 under NEWS

To some voters, their ballots Tuesday will leave them with a slight case of déjà vu. Incumbent Jim Jendrasiak and Dave Shaffer both ran four years ago to be elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission, 1st Ward. When the pair competed in 2005,...

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