West Michigan

Curating vacancy

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

The vacant space at 8 Jefferson Ave SE will be brought to life the night of April 11 with a variety of artworks for the exhibition, Rooted. This space joins many others in celebrating the fifth year of Art.Downtown. The walls of the space will be...

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Story Matters: Rachel Bartels explains Hello West Michigan, what she loves about the area

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Eastown Community Association has seen a lot of change and progress since its formation in 1973 and is now proud to announce that the organization has completed a rebranding process, complete with the launching of a new website. "The...

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Joan Wolfe: The Legacy of WMEAC's Founder

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 11-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

Anyone who has visited the page for WMEAC’s Annual Meeting (and if you haven’t, you should) has seen a woman in a black-and-white picture as part of the event’s flier. The picture is of Joan Wolfe, who founded WMEAC back in 1968 on...

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Introductory Workshop to Centering Prayer

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering two opportunities for you to learn about, and experience, contemplative prayer. The sessions will be led by Molly Keating and Reverend David Muyskens of Contemplative Outreach of West Michigan (click on their...

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Kent County Parks Foundation partners with GRPS on sustainability project

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

The Kent County Parks Foundation (KCPF) continues its community education partnership with Sibley Elementary as part of Grand Rapids Public Schools' (GRPS) Transformation Plan.  On May 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Millennium...

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Refusing to be "treated as less of a person," longtime Holland resident moves to GR

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

“What makes me so different?" asks former Holland, MI resident Ellie Frances Gramer. The question goes to the heart of the divisive decision by five members of Council, in Holland, MI, to refuse to consider an anti-discrimination...

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Wege Foundation to double gifts through Dec. 21

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Wege Foundation has generously offered to double contributions to the Wealthy Theatre Sustainability Campaign, through Dec. 21, putting the remaining $80,000 to be raised, within reach; giving the landmark venue a chance to remain viable,...

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Grand Rapids Urban League partners with DTE Energy to help residents save money on gas bills

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-21-2012 under NEWS

DTE Energy is working locally with the Grand Rapids Urban League to reach out to the GR community on their Free Home Energy Consultations (HEC). DTE launched their HEC program this year to work with their customers to save money on their energy...

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2012 Aids Walk vital for thousands

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, The Grand Rapids Red Project will host the 20th annual AIDS Walk at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. AIDS Walk is an annual fundraising event dedicated to raising money to support services related to...

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