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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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