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The Rapidian to celebrate the "we" that makes citizen journalism possible- and powerful

Submitted 05-05-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Community Celebration tips a glass to the "We" that makes our citizen-powered news source possible. Join us on May 14 for our annual Community Celebration and get advance access to all of our donor thank-you gifts.

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Logan's Alley to celebrate 15 years with week of giving back

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

From May 10 to May 15 Logan's Alley will be donating 15% of each day's sales to a different local nonprofit each day for their anniversary celebration.

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What's drugs got to do with it

Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION

On May 14, two of the nation's leading experts on the War on Drugs will be visiting Wealthy Theatre for a free event to help our community have a conversation about the effects of the current drug policy- and how we can change it.

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Vintage Street Market returns to Downtown Market for second year

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

On May 10, Mother's Day, the Vintage Street Market opens for the season, featuring 60 vendors selling vintage furniture, clothing, kitchen goods and more.

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Eastown's annual Picnic in the Park to plant 15 new trees

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

On May 9, the Eastown Community Association will partner with Friends of GR Parks to increase the shade canopy at Sigsbee Park.

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State of Our Schools: Secure, Connect, Transform

Submitted 05-05-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

In a short amount of time, the Transformation Plan has shown significant results. On Saturday, May 16, Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal will be giving her State of Our Schools address at Ottawa Hills High School.

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Community Cleanup champions placemaking, neighborhood love, inclusive growth

Submitted 05-05-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In early spring 2008, Brian and Erica VanEe were on a walk in their neighborhood and decided to get some friends together for a little pick up of the area and some fun together afterward. Now, the WestSide Community Cleanup has grown to a diverse event with over 300 participants.

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Why I'm voting yes today on Proposal 1

Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION

There's no question we have a crisis in our road infrastructure. Proposal 1 isn't perfect, but it will raise enough money so that forward looking cities like Grand Rapids can begin to catch up on their road maintenance.

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City Connection hosts live conversation with Mayor Heartwell

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered questions live on Monday, May 4 at 5 p.m. He adressed citizen questions about water conservation, chickens, skateboarding, housing and many other concerns.

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger May 9

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' letter carriers are asking the community to take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday.

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