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Our place, your voices: A place to start the conversation

Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION

My years living in Grand Rapids and getting involved in the community brought me to The Rapidian: first, with photos, then with a chance to help grow the conversations about this place.

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Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It's not too late to help stop deforestation and prevent catastrophic global consequences.

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The Rapidian to celebrate the "we" that makes citizen journalism powerful

Submitted 05-05-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Community Celebration tips a glass to the "We" that makes our citizen-powered news source possible. Join us on May 14 to get advance access to all of our donor thank-you gifts.

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East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

East Hills Business district will be featuring products made in Michigan with a neighborhood scavenger hunt, special restaurant items and giveaways.

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WMEAC presents first "Blue Tie Ball" to support water protection

Submitted 04-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Tickets are available for the West Michigan Environmental Council's annual Earth Day Celebration.

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Community organizations work to improve bicycle accessibility for transportation

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Spoke Folks, Boston Square Community Bikes and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition are all working to make biking accessible and safe in our city.

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Clothing Matters provides alternative with environmentally conscious fashion

Submitted 03-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Clothing Matters is a clothing store that offers sustainably manufactured and eco-friendly apparel from over 100 designers, from the local to the international.

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How to walk to school

Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS

Investing in our neighborhood schools is a key element in creating excellent neighborhoods. Jacqueline Edelberg, co-author of a book on building strong neighborhood schools, will be speaking at Congress Elementary on March 12.

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Marie Catribs serves sustainability

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib's is environmentally conscious about the food they serve by choosing to buy local. Their building is gold LEED certified, designed and built by Bazzani Associates, a company that has created many sustainable buildings.

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Temporary ice rinks to open in Wilcox, Cherry Parks

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is bringing back ice rinks for the winter season to two Uptown city parks for the second year in a row.

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