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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.
Submitted 04-17-2014 under NONPROFITS
Carol Lautenbach, administrator at Godfrey-Lee School District and downtown resident, sees the direct link between community and education clearly. The Rapidian, she says, helps these communities' stories grow.
Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES
Rapidian citizen reporter and civic investor, Roberta King, shares her involvement with The Rapidian and her investment in the Grand Rapids community.
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.
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.
Submitted 04-09-2014 under VOICES
When I began my training for the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, I expected to change physically. I never expected it to change who I am.
Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS
John Townsend has been providing transportation for his neighbors to vital doctor's visits, pharmacy trips and to the grocery store. Now he needs a little help to continue helping others.
Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS
"Over the last few months of planning Art.Downtown. conversations between artists and curators, curators and sites have been shaping the shows you will see on Friday, April 11th. We hope that visitors will see the benifit of discussion, planning and curiosity, as well as, jump into the dialogue."
Submitted 04-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Daniel Dobson applies the same critical analysis to Grand Rapids Film Festival submissions that he applies to his own creative work.
Submitted 04-02-2014 under NONPROFITS
Artist turned curator creates a professional show in a nontraditional space
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