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Calvin partners with Kalamazoo Promise

The Kalamazoo Promise is giving greater opportunities in secondary education to Kalamazoo Public Schools graduates, and ...

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Urban Forest Project plants 27 trees at new park

Over the summer, Friends of Grand Rapids’ Parks worked tirelessly on creating Pleasant Park, a new park at the corner ...

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Black Business Association starts in Grand Rapids

A few years ago, Jamiel Robinson — the founder and president of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB), a Grand Ra...

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ArtPrize Update: Voting Results

The public’s opinion was revealed on Sunday when ArtPrize announced its 2014 top 20 entries. Three pieces by Calvin al...

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ArtPrize Kicks Off Sixth Year of Art Competition

Grand Rapids is about to be bombarded with art once again. The internationally recognized art competition ArtPrize enter...

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WMEAC to host 11th annual Grand River Cleanup

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will host its 11th annual Grand River Cleanup this Saturday at 9 ...

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Local First aims to strengthen local businesses

Local First is working to promote local businesses, protect the environment and develop meaningful relationships in the ...

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Edible exhibit to be featured in 2014 Art Prize

It’s that time of year again in Grand Rapids; as the weather cools down, the popular competition ArtPrize is ramping u...

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Grand Rapids faces problems with panhandling

On the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids is a woman named Gene. She holds up a long sign explaining t...

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Annual Eastown street fair to be held this weekend

This Saturday, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) will be hosting its 41st annual edition of the Eastown Streetfair...