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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS
This summer a new ice cream shop will open on Cherry Street in East Hills.
Submitted 04-01-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Midwifery and home births are growing in popularity in West Michigan, particularly Grand Rapids' families.
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.
"Ending the War on Drugs," presented by the Michigan ACLU, will feature special guest Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre.
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