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Submitted 06-30-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Grand Rapids neighbors place little libraries in front of their homes for people to indulge in free books.
Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS
The designs for the Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids, headed by the city and Grand Rapids Whitewater, are halfway complete. Grand Rapids aims to transform into a riverfront metropolis once the project reaches completion within the next decade.
After a change in management, Propaganda Doughnuts aims to create an inviting space while continuing its dedication to serving quality doughnuts to the Heartside and Grand Rapids communities.
The United States turns 249 this Saturday and each community in the Grand Rapids area has its own way to celebrate. The Rapidian breaks down what activities are happening throughout the day and the prime locations for watching the fireworks at night.
Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
Walking through the Uptown business districts allows neighbors to see how much Eastown and its surrounding areas have changed and enjoy all that they have to offer.
Submitted 06-30-2015 under NONPROFITS
This cherished literary classic explores the racial injustice that threatens to divide a community. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks truth and justice, while his feisty daughter, Scout, learns what it means to be an instrument of hope.
Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES
A comic of actual snippets from real conversations I have had with real people.
A personal narrative on my experiences and struggles as a bi woman in Grand Rapids.
It is very important to be affirming to LGBT students to encourage them to live authentic lives.
Submitted 06-28-2015 under OPINION
June is LGBT Pride month. With the recent ruling in favor of marriage equality, a new energy fills the community. But who are we forgetting in this time of perceived triumph?
Reflecting on identity and self in Grand Rapids during a historic time in our history.
Chronicles of my journey coming to live an authentic life and my coming out process.
Submitted 06-26-2015 under NONPROFITS
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
Submitted 06-25-2015 under NONPROFITS
Open Doors Center for Self-Directed Teens offers Grand Rapids teens the opportunity to develop programming based on their own passions and interests.
Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
MSU Gran Fondo will be rallying cyclists downtown for a series of rides to raise money for skin cancer research.
The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness works with the "housing first" model to quickly end unsheltered homelessness.
Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
Grand Rapids Original Swing Society continues to provide opportunities for swing dancing downtown every Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m.
Submitted 06-24-2015 under NEWS
An integral part of festival weekend since the beginning, the juried Regional Art Exhibition is available for another month to the public at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art.
People struggling with hunger receive groceries at local food pantries with help from community members.
Submitted 06-24-2015 under NONPROFITS
For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future.
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