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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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Catalyst Radio: Wege Speaker Series bringing to town wind energy expert Tom Kiernan

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.

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Meet civic investor Carol Lautenbach: Investing in education, investing in community

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.

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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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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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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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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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