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Artists Creating Together

Artists Creating Together

Hannah Brinks August 21, 2014 0

Angela Steele, executive director of ACT by Lucia Rios Creating art is not limited to professionals. Being involved with various artistic media is a healthy form of expression for all people. Finding your niche,

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Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries

Hannah Brinks August 13, 2014 0

by Hannah Brinks • photos above by Two Eagles Marcus Name: Sandy Pickett Age: 74 Dream Vacation: Hawaii, but she admits that “Every trip that I’m on is the dream trip.” Noteworthy Adventures: River

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C. Marcus Stone: of a Different Breed

C. Marcus Stone: of a Different Breed

Hannah Brinks August 11, 2014 0

by Richelle Kimble • photograph by Two Eagles Marcus You’ll likely notice an antique gambling wheel on the fireplace accompanied by a horse figurine, piles of books for inspiration, and notebooks that cage her

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Quilty Pleasures

Quilty Pleasures

Hannah Brinks August 9, 2014 0

by Hannah Brinks ⋅  photography by Steve Loveless QuiltWeek arrives at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids from August 20-23. This exciting show allows experienced quilters, as well as new quilt admirers, to

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Local Teen Represents The First Tee of West Michigan

Local Teen Represents The First Tee of West Michigan

Richelle Kimble August 5, 2014 0

Emilio Tobar, an 11th grader at Northview High School, recently attended The First Tee Life Skills & Leadership Academy in San Diego, California.  He was one of 96 participants chosen from across the country. During

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The Piano

The Piano

Richelle Kimble August 1, 2014 0

by Richelle Kimble An old church hymn resonated through the air. The atmosphere felt heavy; at that same moment, families and patients were fighting together, trying their hardest to escape gloom and defeat. The

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Grand Raggidy Roller Girls All Stars in Division 2 Playoffs

Grand Raggidy Roller Girls All Stars in Division 2 Playoffs

Hannah Brinks July 24, 2014 0

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced  that The Grand Raggidy Roller Girls All Stars qualified for the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 22-24 as the #10 seed.

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Secretary of State and Big Brothers Big Sisters Help At-Risk Teens be Better Drivers

Secretary of State and Big Brothers Big Sisters Help At-Risk Teens be Better Drivers

Hannah Brinks July 17, 2014 0

Cheri and Phillip Hill’s mother, Vicki, beamed with pride as her children were presented with their driver’s education scholarships. “Thank you all for giving me this opportunity to earn a driver’s license,” was Phillip’s

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The Impressionist: a Wonder Filled Being

The Impressionist: a Wonder Filled Being

Hannah Brinks July 9, 2014 0

Gonzalez-Andrieu holding her book, Bridge to Wonder by Kerri VanderHoff • Art photos courtesy of the Eyekons Gallery A friend of mine was scheduled to do a couple of songs at a recent conference downtown, so

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Voluntary RE:action

Voluntary RE:action

Hannah Brinks July 8, 2014 0

Welcome to our volunteer column sponsored by Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Discover which volunteer position best describes you. Pick a cause and react voluntarily! The Jazz Hands Interested in getting the inside view at

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