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GRPL educates public on streaming

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

November 17, 2017

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The Grand Rapids Public Library offered a class called “Cutting the Cord,” taught by GRPL reference librarian Andrew Coulon this past Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. Around 30 people attended the event, most of whom were ol...

Lesbian couple denied services by venue

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

November 17, 2017

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Newly engaged couple Estefanie Echevarria and Aubrey VandenBosch encountered discrimination when looking into Post Family Farms in Hudsonville as a wedding venue. On Oct. 20, Echevarria and VandenBosch became engaged. The coupl...

Indie market brings community together through art

Noah Certa, Guest Writer

November 10, 2017

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Hundreds of people gathered at Wealthy Theatre for Grand Rapids’ first Indie Flea Market this past Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Some of the city’s most talented local homemakers, vintage sellers and artists wer...

Community learns how to create a people-first economy in GR

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

November 10, 2017

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Deborah Frieze and Aaron Tanaka from the Boston Impact Initiative and The Boston Ujima Project presented “Building a People-First Economy” this past Monday, Oct. 30. The event was at the Link Gallery, hosted by Johnson Center...

Helen DeVos’ faith legacy celebrated at memorial service

Kathryn Mae Post, On-Call Writer

November 3, 2017

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Helen DeVos, Calvin alumna and generous supporter of Calvin College and the Grand Rapids community, died at age 90 on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, from health complications following a stroke. Her funeral took place at LaGrave A...

GR community gathers for fun with corgis

Adrienne Tauscheck, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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On Saturday, Oct. 28, hundreds of Corgis stormed the Riverside Park Band Shell with their owners, bringing smiles and laughter to all who attended.  Although the afternoon turned out to be cloudy with spurts of rainfall, attend...

GR Comic-Con draws big crowd

J. Andrew Gilbert, Guest Writer

November 3, 2017

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From Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, people of all ages flocked downtown for the Grand Rapids Comic Convention, or GR Comic-Con for short. The convention was held at the Amway Grand Plaza and DeVos Place. The first GR Comic-Con was held in ...