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Grand Rapids Public Library going green with book, media swap

Submitted 04-16-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Public Library is giving people a chance to share each other's resources at their Book and Media Swap, happening at two of their branches.

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Upcoming fundraiser prepares to support Native Americans locally and nationwide

Submitted 04-16-2014 under NEWS

The Gathering Thunder Foundation will be having their Spring Gala fundraising event to raise money for their programs that aid Native Americans across the country.

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Local knitting group seeking new home

Submitted 04-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

After the closing of Schuler Books on Alpine Avenue, the Naughty Knitters and Hookers knitting and crochet group have found themselves without a place to gather.

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Meet civic investor Roberta King: Investing in passion

Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES

Rapidian citizen reporter and civic investor, Roberta King, shares her involvement with The Rapidian and her invesment in the Grand Rapids community

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Breakdancing group Aerial Tactic finds future through dancing

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Through practicing as a group at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and doing live performances, the boys of Aerial Tactic are getting out of their houses and staying active.

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East Hills chef reflects on community involvement, experience in global cooking

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Hailing from the other side of the globe, Chef Roman Petrack of Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering has seen growing community involvement in his four years in the city.

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A Healthy Plaster Creek Watershed: Magnet for birds, butterflies

Submitted 04-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

When native plants are incorporated into our cities, parks, and yards, numerous benefits are realized.

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Rapidian community celebration to recognize civic investors

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Join us in celebrating our annual fund drive at the Richard App Gallery in East Hills. The event is this Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

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Neighborhood churches to exhibit art

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NEWS

A two day conference, and following art exhibit open to the public, uses art to bridge the gap between cultures, with over 300 pieces of original artwork and eight participating churches.

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Tanglefoot to feature GVSU assistant professor Susan Klein

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NEWS

Tanglefoot studio will feature artwork by Susan Klein, visiting assistant professor at GVSU

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National headliner comic to perform at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Fortune Feimster was first brought to Grand Rapids during LaughFest 2013. She returns this summer for a show of her own.

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Storytellers spin tales for elementary classrooms, public events

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Story Spinners of Grand Rapids have created an elementary program focusing on fables that they will present in addition to continued appearances at events like Festival of the Arts.

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Meet civic investor Erica VanEe: Investing in a place at the table

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Erica VanEe says it wasn't until she was living, working and playing in the same community that she truly found a sense of place and purpose. VanEe brings her history of inclusive strategy and work in education to her new appointment on the City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission.

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The Appleseed Collective - "Between Your World and Mine"

Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one take, on 88.1 WYCE. This video series is produced by GRTV in collaboration with WYCE and The Rapidian in order to capture and archive these rare moments.

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Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.

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Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy as she inspires others to make their city a better place. Build a greener city, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.

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Louis Savary, PhD, STD, former Jesuit, to speak at Dominican Center

Submitted 04-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Louis Savary shares insights into the work of St. Ignatius re-envisioned with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's powerful integration of faith and science

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Multimedia, modern dance concert to be held at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dance in the Annex , DITA, announces the fifth and final "TRIP THE LIGHT" event , which will feature modern dance, multimedia and live music. Presale tickets are on sale now for the May 10 event at Wealthy Theatre, with additional discounts for members of Community Media Center (CMC).

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Renowned Chef Bryant Terry featured at OKT Women of Color Convening April 23

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Eco-chef, food justice activist and author, Bryant Terry will meet with community members for dialogue on food justice and a cooking demo from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 23 at LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE in Grand Rapids.

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CMC welcomes SiTE:LAB co-founder Tom Clinton as new Executive Director

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tom Clinton has accepted a new role as the Executive Director of the Community Media Center. Clinton brings multiple strengths from past roles into his leadership of local community media.

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