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Meet civic investor Jack Hoffman: Investing in a better city- through law

Submitted 04-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Attorney Jack Hoffman has consistently worked for urban preservation and development throughout his career- and now sees the results of his efforts on his walk to work each morning.

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Build youth literacy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Follow the story of Edgar as he interviews the mayor, builds his literacy skills and becomes a straight-A student while a young reporter for The Rapidian.

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Invest in democracy

Submitted 04-23-2014 under OPINION

As a past intern for The Rapidian, I have seen first hand the ways the organization changed my experience as a citizen of Grand Rapids. After my internship, I studied civic engagement scholarship to determine the ways in which The Rapidian contributes to the health of Grand Rapids democracy.

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C-SNIP to benefit from local restaurant's kidnapping on May 5

Submitted 04-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Vegan Kitchen Takeover at The Cheshire Grill to benefit C-SNIP on May 5

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Meet civic investor Rachel Lee: Investing in neighborhood vibrancy

Submitted 04-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee heads up the neighborhood association in one of Grand Rapids' most walkable neighborhoods. She's intent on keeping her neighbors engaged and involved, as they work together to create a vibrant urban environment.

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Canada based boutique opens second U.S. store in Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

Lolë boutique opened on March 28 in East Grand Rapids and aims to sell versatile active wear for women.

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Choo Choo Grill still wows with its burgers after 68 years

Submitted 04-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Located on the corner of Plainfield and Leonard, the Choo Choo Grill allows visitors to indulge in classic cheeseburgers in a tight-knit environment.

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Local restaurants, businesses help The Rapidian thank investors

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Over 28 local businesses and restaurants have donated gift certificates to The Rapidian to help us thank our investors. Donations of $25 and above qualify for receiving a gift certificate of the donor's choice

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A Pleasant Dog works to help dogs, their owners thrive

Submitted 04-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rapidian Jenn Gavin has made dog training her career by starting a training business called A Pleasant Dog. She focuses on helping dogs and their owners learn how to excel in an urban environment.

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Neighbors prepare to clean up Westside, Heartside

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

The snow melt has revealed plenty of litter left scattered on our sidewalks and streets. Join together with fellow eco conscious neighbors to clean our streets.

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Building city vibrancy

Submitted 04-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Investing in the community, creating opportunities and growing demand increase the vibrancy of a city.

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OKT Urban Forester reveals secrets to eating from city's bounty

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

Laura Casaletto shares her knowledge of collecting free quality food from urban foraging. She'll be leading a free edible plant walk on April 22.

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Meet civic investor Derek Coppess: Investing in community creation

Submitted 04-22-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The founder of 616 Development and 616 Lofts didn't start his adult life creating community in downtown Grand Rapids. But family upbringing and a need for a shovel reminded him that people make a life.

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Tuesday Tabletalk: Interfaith Dinner and Dialogue

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

DCM invites you to participate in ecumenical and interfaith discussion on "The End of Time" with our panelists, who represent four diverse faith traditions.

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Men's Spirituality Breakfast Series: Hide and Seek with God - Finding and Being Found

Submitted 04-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

"All that is hidden, all that is plain I have come to know, instructed by Wisdom who designed all things." — Wisdom 7:21

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Meet civic investor Steffanie Rosalez: Investing in the arts

Submitted 04-21-2014 under VOICES

Civic investor Steffanie Rosalez shares how after-school programming in the arts helps shape our community's youth.

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Dine out and donate to Red Project

Submitted 04-20-2014 under OPINION

Dine out at a participating local restaurant on April 24 and support Red Project

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Meet civic investor Rick Beerhorst: Investing in the city as muse

Submitted 04-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rick Beerhorst talks about what Grand Rapids means to him and why he has chosen to invest in his community. After finishing grad school in the late '80s, Beerhorst moved back to his native Grand Rapids and began to see the city with new eyes.

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Build a strong local food economy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

Submitted 04-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Amy HInman, market director Melissa Harrington and locally-sourced restaurant owner Chef Chris Perkey as they work to make their city a better place. Build a stronger food economy, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.

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Meet civic investor Eric Bouwens: Investing in the city's health

Submitted 04-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Dr. Eric Bouwens is the first physician at Spectrum Health's new health clinic for patients without health insurance downtown. His philosophy: listening and patience are the greatest investment you can make.

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