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Meet civic investor Erica VanEe: Investing in a place at the table

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Erica VanEe says it wasn't until she was living, working and playing in the same community that she truly found a sense of place and purpose. VanEe brings her history of inclusive strategy and work in education to her new appointment on the City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission.


Mayor answers citizen questions on City Connection

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tonight at 5 p.m., the mayor will be available to answer questions- live- from local citizens. The Rapidian's intern Hayley Gryzch asks about proposed parking meter changes to the downtown area. Ask your question here!


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.


Hunger in uniform: JROTC cadets overcoming food insecurity

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students at Innovation Central High School are helping classmates and their own families beat hunger.


Mayor to answer citizen questions about new police chief tonight on City Connection

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tonight at 5 p.m., the mayor will be available to answer questions- live- from local citizens.


Public discussion provokes examination of social issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-28-2014 under NEWS

The Office for Public Culture held a discussion last Friday night focused on Henri Lefebvre's concept of "Right to the City" and attempted to collectively imagine ways of implementing the concept in Grand Rapids.


Bartending competition to support local hunger relief

Submitted 02-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

T.G.I. Friday's of Kentwood will showcase its bartenders' skills in support of Feeding America West Michigan.


Mayor Heartwell outlines future of Grand Rapids climate resiliency

Submitted 02-26-2014 under NEWS

Mayor Heartwell talks about several programs focused on the future of Grand Rapids sustainability and climate resiliency.


Mayor addresses citizen concerns in live conversation on GRTV, The Rapidian

Submitted 02-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions Monday night, including a question about gun control and open carry laws.


Acton on Tap event to provide forum to discuss threats to religious liberty

Submitted 01-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday evening's Acton on Tap event, "The Growing Threat to Religious Liberty," to focus on current controversies regarding freedom of religion