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Community updates: Friday, June 4

Submitted 06-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids expands micromobility pilot with electric assist bikes; Kent County expands Chief Hazy Cloud Park to nearly 400-acre natural preserve; and local YMCAs to host Healthy Kids Day events on Saturday.

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General Mattis to receive 2021 Vandenberg Prize

Submitted 06-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

General James Mattis, former Secretary of Defense, will be given the Vandenberg Prize

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Community updates: Friday, May 28

Submitted 05-28-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library expanding branch hours; Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation kicking off summer outdoor fitness classes; and Michigan loosens COVID-19 workplace rules.

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Community updates: Thursday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders approve 2022 budget; Gov. Whitmer announces lifted outdoor capacity limits in June, no indoor limits in July; and Uptown Grand Rapids continues beautification projects for east side business districts.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan; The Rapid switching to summer service schedule; Gov. Whitmer announces 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan for relaxing state’s COVID-19 restrictions; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding; artist registration opens for ArtPrize 2021; MDHHS extends epidemic order, expands face covering requirement to kids age two and up; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 15

Submitted 04-15-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter Community Pass for underserved residents; The DAAC to host Open Studio Nights in new Creston neighborhood space; Veen Observatory’s public observing nights return for 2021 season; MDHHS requests pause of state’s Johnson & Johnson vaccine use; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups; Grand Rapids Public Library launches home delivery, hold locker services; Kent County opening rapid COVID-19 testing sites this weekend amid spring break travel returns; and more.

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