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Katherine Caralis from Grand Rapids
Submitted 04-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Attorney Jack Hoffman has consistently worked for urban preservation and development throughout his career- and now sees the results of his efforts on his walk to work each morning.
Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS
Follow the story of Edgar as he interviews the mayor, builds his literacy skills and becomes a straight-A student while a young reporter for The Rapidian.
Submitted 04-23-2014 under OPINION
As a past intern for The Rapidian, I have seen first hand the ways the organization changed my experience as a citizen of Grand Rapids. After my internship, I studied civic engagement scholarship to determine the ways in which The Rapidian contributes to the health of Grand Rapids democracy.
Submitted 04-23-2014 under NONPROFITS
Vegan Kitchen Takeover at The Cheshire Grill to benefit C-SNIP on May 5
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 04-22-2014 under NEWS
Lolë boutique opened on March 28 in East Grand Rapids and aims to sell versatile active wear for women.
Submitted 04-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Located on the corner of Plainfield and Leonard, the Choo Choo Grill allows visitors to indulge in classic cheeseburgers in a tight-knit environment.
Submitted 04-22-2014 under NONPROFITS
Over 28 local businesses and restaurants have donated gift certificates to The Rapidian to help us thank our investors. Donations of $25 and above qualify for receiving a gift certificate of the donor's choice
Rapidian Jenn Gavin has made dog training her career by starting a training business called A Pleasant Dog. She focuses on helping dogs and their owners learn how to excel in an urban environment.
The snow melt has revealed plenty of litter left scattered on our sidewalks and streets. Join together with fellow eco conscious neighbors to clean our streets.
Submitted 04-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
Investing in the community, creating opportunities and growing demand increase the vibrancy of a city.
Laura Casaletto shares her knowledge of collecting free quality food from urban foraging. She'll be leading a free edible plant walk on April 22.
Submitted 04-22-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
The founder of 616 Development and 616 Lofts didn't start his adult life creating community in downtown Grand Rapids. But family upbringing and a need for a shovel reminded him that people make a life.
DCM invites you to participate in ecumenical and interfaith discussion on "The End of Time" with our panelists, who represent four diverse faith traditions.
Submitted 04-21-2014 under NONPROFITS
"All that is hidden, all that is plain I have come to know, instructed by Wisdom who designed all things." — Wisdom 7:21
Submitted 04-21-2014 under VOICES
Civic investor Steffanie Rosalez shares how after-school programming in the arts helps shape our community's youth.
Submitted 04-20-2014 under OPINION
Dine out at a participating local restaurant on April 24 and support Red Project
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 04-19-2014 under NONPROFITS
Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Amy HInman, market director Melissa Harrington and locally-sourced restaurant owner Chef Chris Perkey as they work to make their city a better place. Build a stronger food economy, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.
Submitted 04-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Dr. Eric Bouwens is the first physician at Spectrum Health's new health clinic for patients without health insurance downtown. His philosophy: listening and patience are the greatest investment you can make.
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