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Lindsay McHolme from Grand Rapids
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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.
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 04-18-2014 under NEWS
The Wege Foundation continues its annual speaker series by bring to Aquinas College Performing Arts Center 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 04-17-2014 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 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.
Submitted 04-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
When native plants are incorporated into our cities, parks, and yards, numerous benefits are realized.
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.
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 04-14-2014 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 04-14-2014 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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The Rapidian is honored to have received generous seed funding through the Knight Community Information Challenge; a program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
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