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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.
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.
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.
Submitted 04-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
Investing in the community, creating opportunities and growing demand increase the vibrancy of a city.
Submitted 04-18-2014 under NEWS
The Wege Foundation continues its speaker series at Aquinas College with wind energy expert Tom Kiernan, CEO of the nonprofit American Wind Energy Association. The free event on Thursday, Apr. 24 begins at 4 p.m.
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.
Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS
Tonight at 5 p.m., the mayor will be available to answer questions- live- from local citizens. The Rapidian's intern Hayley Gryzch asks about proposed parking meter changes to the downtown area. Ask your question here!
Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS
"Ending the War on Drugs," presented by the Michigan ACLU, will feature special guest Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre.
Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS
Students at Innovation Central High School are helping classmates and their own families beat hunger.
Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS
Tonight at 5 p.m., the mayor will be available to answer questions- live- from local citizens.
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