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Culture

In Season: March 31, 2018

Submitted 03-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Shop for local food and Michigan-made food products year-round at the Fulton Street Farmers Market! We've been dedicated to connecting vendors + farmers to community members for the last 95 years! Thank you for your continued support!

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All of the Above Hip Hop is empowering youth voices

Submitted 03-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

All of the Above is an after school program in Ottawa Hills High that empowers youth to use Hip Hop in promoting social justice, and finding their own voice.

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Comedy, community and baseball: A tale by Rhea Butcher

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

If we can all share a moment of joy, laughter, agreement, and disagreement for an hour, then you leave that space feeling energized and connection, Rhea Butcher said.

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David Cope's latest 'American Elegy': The Invisible Keys

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Former G.R. Poet Laureate David Cope will read from his just-released retrospective "The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems" on March 29 at the Kentwood Library and April 12 at Grand Rapids Community College.

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Get to Know: Mercy Supply Co.

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rusty Zylstra, once a teenage punk musician, developed essential skills in the DIY culture that contributed to the skills he developed while starting his own handmade clothing and leather goods business.

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

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

The focus of the exhibit is on the concepts common to all space flights and invites visitors into a futuristic storyline as the framework to communicate these ideas.

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

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

This all ages event will give kids the opportunity to participate in sensory activities including examining bugs up close with magnifying glasses in the “Bug Zone,” and making take-home greenhouse crafts including peanut butter bird feeders.

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Thousands take part in March for Our Lives in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NEWS

Thousands of people took to the street for March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in downtown Grand Rapids and across the state and country. See more images from the march in this slideshow.

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GVSU alum returns home to speak about investigative journalism's role in the Larry Nassar case

Submitted 03-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star journalist and Grand Valley graduate, spoke in Grand Rapids about her role in the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse case.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is there one true religion? Part 3

Submitted 03-26-2018 under OPINION

All of the major religions say ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Jesus said to ‘Love one another and that, of faith, hope and charity, love is the greatest of these.’ So why do they also say that their religion is the ‘one, true religion,’ when they all share the same premise?

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