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EatGR to host food truck rally at Downtown Market

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NEWS

A food truck frenzy will be taking over the Downtown Market on Saturday, May 30 with five food trucks taking over for the day.

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ENERGY STAR Certification is Newest Climate Milestone for the Christian Reformed Church

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Becomes second denominational building in U.S. to receive certification

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Grand Rapids Football Club brings semi-pro soccer to Houseman Field

Submitted 05-26-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, May 30, the new sports team, embracing a concept of "One City, One Club" as their motto, will have its premier. The team is possible thanks to funds raised with the help of over 600 local citizens.

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.

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Who pays the cost: Cycles of disinvestment, economic exclusion, gentrification, redlining still plague Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-26-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ask yourself why there are pockets of generational poverty, visual areas of disinvestment, high crime rates, low performing schools and high unemployment rates in predominately African American and Latino neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Catalyst Radio: GRPM unveils Discovery of King Tut exhibit, featuring interactive media

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum gives glimpse into what archeologists saw when uncovering King Tut’s tomb.

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Our place, your voices: Southside news from southside neighbors- and why that matters

Submitted 05-22-2015 under OPINION

Who knew an immigrant kid from the southside of the city would be given the chance to speak his mind, and for that I am thankful to The Rapidian.

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In Season: May 23, 2015

Submitted 05-22-2015 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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Round trip to NYC for price of admission to GRAM

Submitted 05-22-2015 under NEWS

New York City artist TJ Wilcox used five cameras to shoot a time lapse record of one perfect day in New York shot from the roof top of his building in Union Square.

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Our place, your voices: Rediscovering Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-22-2015 under OPINION

Moving to a new state makes me think a little bit harder about the things I'll miss in this current one.

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Young authors release new book with reading and signing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center kids published their fourth anthology, The Book of Explosions: Tiny Purple Thunderlights. The young authors celebrated with a public reading and book signing at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday night.

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Our place, your voices: Why I write for The Rapidian

Submitted 05-21-2015 under OPINION

Reflecting back on all the articles people have published over the years it is hard to imagine Grand Rapids before The Rapidian. So many individuals have added such phenomenal content that would not have been possible without this media platform. It is important for us to support The Rapidian.

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The Rapidian: our community news resource

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian creates critical discourse during ArtPrize

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

To grow the success of our speaker series, ArtPrize needed a partner that could provide a context and credibility- and stir and moderate the critical discourse these events should be provoking. We found that partner in The Rapidian.

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Our place, your voices: Finding my life's work at The Rapidian

Submitted 05-20-2015 under OPINION

Working at The Rapidian helped me identify that journalism was my chosen career path. Since making a simple decision to report and write a couple of pieces purely on a volunteer basis, I’ve gotten to cover music, live events, politics and now, West Michigan business.

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Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.

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Deksia offices revive building vacant for decades

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

A building on the southwest side that sat vacant for 80 years after its previous life serving a paint manufacturer has been revived by a marketing and branding agency.

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian's citizen journalism provides rare guide to Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION

As a content intern, The Rapidian didn't just give me education and experience in the world of online journalism- it introduced me to the city I live in.

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.

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Food Bank partners with schools to solve childhood hunger

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan is teaming up with GRPS and others to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to high-need schools.

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