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Meet civic investor Rachel Lee: Investing in neighborhood vibrancy

Submitted 04-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee heads up the neighborhood association in one of Grand Rapids' most walkable neighborhoods. She's intent on keeping her neighbors engaged and involved, as they work together to create a vibrant urban environment.


Meet civic investor Rick Beerhorst: Investing in the city as muse

Submitted 04-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rick Beerhorst talks about what Grand Rapids means to him and why he has chosen to invest in his community. After finishing grad school in the late '80s, Beerhorst moved back to his native Grand Rapids and began to see the city with new eyes.


East Hills chef reflects on community involvement, experience in global cooking

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Hailing from the other side of the globe, Chef Roman Petrack of Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering has seen growing community involvement in his four years in the city.


Rapidian community celebration to recognize civic investors

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Join us in celebrating our annual fund drive at the Richard App Gallery in East Hills. The event is this Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.


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.


Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy as she inspires others to make their city a better place. Build a greener city, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.


Furniture City Creamery to open doors in East Hills neighborhood in May

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

This summer a new ice cream shop will open on Cherry Street in East Hills.


Midwifery is a Booming Business in West Michigan

Submitted 04-01-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Midwifery and home births are growing in popularity in West Michigan, particularly Grand Rapids' families.


Brewery Vivant to host "Beer the Change" celebration

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

The East Hills brewery will present its annual sustainability report interactively on Sunday, March 30. A portion of beer sales proceeds will benefit Congress Elementary's community garden.


Wealthy Theatre to host evening with Dr. Carl Hart

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

"Ending the War on Drugs," presented by the Michigan ACLU, will feature special guest Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre.