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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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submitted 07-21-2015 under NONPROFITS
1st Annual Michigan Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation's Walk & Family Fun Day for Hydrocephalus Awareness
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.
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.
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.
Aside from traditional art galleries or your local coffee shop, there are numerous venues to discover new and exciting artists.
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