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Build a strong local food economy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

Submitted 04-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Amy HInman, market director Melissa Harrington and locally-sourced restaurant owner Chef Chris Perkey as they work to make their city a better place. Build a stronger food economy, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.

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Meet civic investor Eric Bouwens: Investing in the city's health

Submitted 04-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Dr. Eric Bouwens is the first physician at Spectrum Health's new health clinic for patients without health insurance downtown. His philosophy: listening and patience are the greatest investment you can make.

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What's On Tap: April 17-23

Submitted 04-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

You may be celebrating at our Community Celebration on Friday evening but check out what's going on at local pubs for the rest of the weekend.

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Meet civic investor Carol Lautenbach: Investing in education, investing in community

Submitted 04-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Carol Lautenbach, administrator at Godfrey-Lee School District and downtown resident, sees the direct link between community and education clearly. The Rapidian, she says, helps these communities' stories grow.

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Upcoming fundraiser prepares to support Native Americans locally and nationwide

Submitted 04-16-2014 under NEWS

The Gathering Thunder Foundation will be having their Spring Gala fundraising event to raise money for their programs that aid Native Americans across the country.

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Meet civic investor Roberta King: Investing in passion

Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES

Rapidian citizen reporter and civic investor, Roberta King, shares her involvement with The Rapidian and her investment in the Grand Rapids community.

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Neighborhood churches to exhibit art

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NEWS

A two day conference, and following art exhibit open to the public, uses art to bridge the gap between cultures, with over 300 pieces of original artwork and eight participating churches.

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Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.

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Renowned Chef Bryant Terry featured at OKT Women of Color Convening April 23

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Eco-chef, food justice activist and author, Bryant Terry will meet with community members for dialogue on food justice and a cooking demo from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 23 at LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE in Grand Rapids.

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Orientation available for families interested in foster care, adoption

Submitted 04-09-2014 under NEWS

D.A. Blodgett - St. John's orientation happens on the second Monday of every month to educate families on what it takes to adopt or foster a child.

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