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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.