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Submitted 04-01-2015 under VOICES
As the Rapidian's new Community Engagement Specialist, I'd like to share my Grand Rapids roots and hopes for my work with The Rapidian.
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.
This spring's Art.Downtown. will feature 400 different artists in 30 venues, displaying their work or performing everywhere from U-Haul trailers to the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Submitted 03-31-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
Most everyone knows what it feels like to not be included: to not be chosen for the team or feeling out of place within a group. It’s hard to imagine not feeling part of a community where you live—but it happens—more often than we want to believe.
Submitted 03-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
Wine and Canvas Grand Rapids features local artists giving step by step painting instructions in a relaxed atmosphere.
Submitted 03-30-2015 under NONPROFITS
As you read this article, WYCE 88.1FM is running its 2015 Spring Fund Drive. Listeners are invited to help us keep this unique organization funded. We are a radio station that is listener funded and volunteered powered, which means that community support is of utmost importance.
Submitted 03-26-2015 under NONPROFITS
For Art.Downtown., Throwbactivists will be curating “LADIES NIGHT” at 307 S. Division.The show references women’s issues and features an international lineup of artists.
Submitted 03-25-2015 under VOICES
As a nursing mother I was denied my right to nurse my child as needed. Despite Michigan's “Breastfeeding Antidiscrimination Act," I was directed to nurse only in a small study space. Grand Rapids Public Library needs to take steps to create a a safe, welcoming breastfeeding environment.
Submitted 03-25-2015 under NONPROFITS
In preparation for our coverage of the DisArt Festival, leaders from DisArt and Disability Advocates helped our Rapidian and GRTV volunteers get ready to report on disability with respect and education.
Submitted 03-24-2015 under NONPROFITS
If you’re looking to change up your mid-2000s exercise routine from yoga, pilates and zumba, consider trying one of Grand Rapids Ballet’s adult classes.
Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS
CHC’s aim is to provide high quality, affordable and compassionate health care to the underserved in the community, using collaborations with health agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, homes for the elderly, service clubs and neighborhood organizations.
Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
The BarFly Ventures group of downtown bars, like Stella’s and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, are working to lower their impact on the earth- from decreasing all of their waste output to raising awareness about fracking.
Local yoga instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane aim to make yoga accessible with their new venture, AM Yoga.
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks offers mini-grants to neighborhoods and individuals to increase Grand Rapids' tree canopy and engage citizens in caring for mature trees.
Submitted 03-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
Calvin Students Investigate Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Plaster Creek
We are continuing a series of posts highlighting the awards recipients for the 2015 Hometown Heroes Celebration put on by the American Red Cross of West Michigan.
Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS
At this year’s Women and Environment Symposium, speakers discussed environmental justice and related topics such as healthy homes and family health, inclusion and localizing food.
Submitted 03-23-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
LaughFest used humor to open up conversation on differences, disability and the upcoming DisArt Festival.
Submitted 03-20-2015 under NEWS
The Grand Rapids Griffins have set a new franchise record for points in consecutive games. Their 18-game point streak tops their previous record of 16 set in the 2002-03 season.
Submitted 03-20-2015 under NONPROFITS
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