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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 15

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating 150th anniversary; free public Wi-Fi comes to 10 Grand Rapids parks; MDHHS extends statewide emergency order, relaxes some restrictions; and more.

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Our Community's Children director retires, looks back on public service

Submitted 01-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Lynn Heemstra led Our Community’s Children since its inception in 1998. The office supports local young people through programs and community collaborations that better prepare them for college, work, and life.

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 8

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NEWS

Community leaders address storming of U.S. Capitol; Kent County Health Department asks for patience with COVID-19 vaccine rollout; ArtPrize returning in 2021; and more.

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Food Pantry and Grocery Store Partner to Provide Christmas Meals

Submitted 12-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

Prompted by a visit to Family Network the day before Thanksgiving, SpartanNash employee creates a new giving program for holiday meals.

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 17

Submitted 12-17-2020 under NEWS

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in West Michigan; Mel Trotter Ministries, partners prepare winter emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness; and Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink opening on Friday.

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Secchia Honored with Hillman-Orr Award by World Affairs Council

Submitted 12-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

The late Ambassador (ret.) Peter Secchia has been named the 2021 Hillman-Orr Award recipient for global engagement

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City Connection: Looking back on 2020

Submitted 12-07-2020 under NEWS

Mark Washington, Grand Rapids' City Manager, will join Mayor Bliss to reflect on a complicated 2020 in the City of Grand Rapids.

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 3

Submitted 12-03-2020 under NEWS

Kent County launches #KCTakeoutChallenge to support local restaurants; Experience Grand Rapids shares list of restaurants with winterized outdoor seating; and Grand Rapids Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2021-22 academic year.

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Community updates: Wednesday, Nov. 25

Submitted 11-25-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids, partners launch #SupportOurGRBiz challenge; New City Neighbors partners with GVSU to expand educational farm; and MDHHS issues Thanksgiving guidance for vulnerable populations.

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City commissioners to vote on funding for ShotSpotter in Grand Rapids, as resident input continues

Submitted 11-11-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

If approved, the gunshot detection system would encompass a three square-mile radius on the city’s southeast side and a one square-mile radius on its northwest side.

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