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Dementia Expert Returns to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Len Lecci returns to Covenant Village of the Great Lakes with the latest information and advice for maintaining brain health. He’ll present “Maximizing Your Memory Health” on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.

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Where are the votes?

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With an average voting rate of 47.1 percent and August Primaries nearing, The Rapidian seeks out non-voters to ask, "why don't you vote?"

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Mayoral candidates answer citizen questions on their role as mayor, representing young voices, City finances

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With just one week left until the Primaries, with four mayoral candidates on the ballot and the possibility of our next mayor being chosen that day, we’re bringing more questions from our local citizens that were sent to us on July 15 at the Mayoral Debate.

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First annual Art Outdoor Project draws attention to Grand Rapids with local art

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

The Art Outdoor Project, a part of Experience Grand Rapids' Cool City. Hot Art. campaign, is a selection of artwork from five local artists to be displayed on billboards along Michigan highways.

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Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In an effort to improve the safety and recognition of his community, Eric Tank started making hand-crafted “Slow Down” signs for his neighbors. To date he's made 19 signs, and the movement has since spread to other communities in Grand Rapids.

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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly bikes can be used all over Grand Rapids and parked at any bike rack since the entire transaction is through the Spokefly app.

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Local high school students work to restore their watershed

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards installs rain gardens to ease stormwater flooding and expands to a new Rogue River team.

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We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.

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POWER UP Luncheon inspires local young women to achieve their dreams

Submitted 07-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

New program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids teaches young women to believe in themselves and continue to dream.

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In Season: July 25, 2015

Submitted 07-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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WMEAC co-founder inducted into Hall of Fame

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Will Wolfe, co-founder of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, has been inducted into the Legacy Circle of the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame.

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Local author publishes first novel focusing on good, bad in everyone

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Adam Schuitema's "Haymaker" dives into the life of two groups of vastly different people and shows that everyone, even characters in books, have flaws.

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Craft House creates place for opportunity, community, conversations about art

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Craft House, a part of the Avenue for the Arts, is a collaborative exhibition space founded in 2012 that aims to encourage community and provide artists with opportunity and experience.

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Disc golf popularity continues to grow in Grand Rapids community

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As the sport using discs- or frisbees- continues to bring more players into its fold, the community in Grand Rapids encourages those interested to pick up a disc, come out and play.

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Artist Jeff Kraus explores ambiguity, symbolism in large scale paintings

Submitted 07-22-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Jeff Kraus explains why he paints in the abstract and the meaning behind his work, living in Grand Rapids and balancing making art while touring full time with his band.

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MI Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation to host 1st annual Walk

Submitted 07-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

1st Annual Michigan Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation's Walk & Family Fun Day for Hydrocephalus Awareness

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Voting 101: Voting rates historically lower in primaries, for young people, black residents

Submitted 07-21-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' upcoming August primary election may determine the next mayor of the city. With historically lower turnout rates in primaries, this means each vote carries more weight in determining outcomes.

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market, run by Our Kitchen Table, sells locally-cultivated produce and goods in the southeast community of Grand Rapids. It aims to foster social justice, with the market as just one area in which that mission is lived out.

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Bliss and Vinegar offers fast, fresh food to Forest Hills

Submitted 07-21-2015 under OPINION

[Review] The healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing on time opened just months ago and focuses on quality, fresh and healthy options.

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Past the gallery doors: Alternative spaces to find art

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Aside from traditional art galleries or your local coffee shop, there are numerous venues to discover new and exciting artists.

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