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DisArt closing performance to celebrate strides, continue conversation

Submitted 04-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The event at Wealthy Theatre will feature a performance directed by Arts in Motion Studio, which will include over a hundred Disabled performers, ACTion Drummers, paper mache birds, dancers and a choir.

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Show us your potholes

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Inspired by the City's new 311 app, The Rapidian is asking local citizens to take pictures of their potholes for their newest photo challenge in Picturesque, called "Pothole Patrol."

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The Creative Youth Center celebrates National Poetry Month

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

New executive director, Kristin Brace, chats about writing workshops for West Michigan youth

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Empowering community voices through celebrated difference

Submitted 04-01-2015 under VOICES

As the Rapidian's new Community Engagement Specialist, I'd like to share my Grand Rapids roots and hopes for my work with The Rapidian.

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Thomas Street Neighborhood Garden plans orchard with Friends of GR Parks grant

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks offers mini-grants to neighborhoods and individuals to increase Grand Rapids' tree canopy and engage citizens in caring for mature trees.

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Story Matters: Keith Smith remembers great influence of Dirk Koning on his life with public television

Submitted 03-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Keith Smith shares how he discovered public television and got involved in his own hometown of Holland's public access services.

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Have you considered growing your own healthy food?

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is currently recruiting residents of the Baxter, SECA/Southtown, Eastown and Garfield Park neighborhoods who would like to grow their own healthy food.

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Placemaking as hospitality: How can we invite everyone to the table?

Submitted 02-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

If placemaking is about embracing the collective humanity in each other, then the best places and the best placemaking are not just cool things to do in cool places, but building a better city for all of us.

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Story Matters: Tawngela Matthews explains importance of GED

Submitted 01-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tawangela Matthews talks about her work at Alternative Directions and gives advice for those seeking change in their lives.

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Story Matters: Rozann Mueller shares students' challenges and motivations in pursuing GED

Submitted 01-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rozann Mueller describes students in Alternative Directions’ GED program.

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