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South Hill

Pleasant surprise result of years of neighborhood action

Submitted 07-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The creation of Pleasant Park took years of effort from a variety of concerned citizens and organizations. What resulted was more than a place, but the building up of community.


Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.


Depaving ceremony to celebrate ground breaking on Pleasant Park - December 2nd, 2013

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

A “depaving” ceremony at Pleasant Park will celebrate the start of construction on a project several years in the making to replace a 2.4 acre parking lot with a new city park in the Heritage Hill and South Hill neighborhoods.


Well House 19:1 campaign seeks to educate, offers opportunity

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

Well House is raising awareness of homelessness in Kent county with a campaign called 19:1 which reflects the ratio of vacant houses to homeless persons.


Grand Rapids Teens Fight to Stay 'Above the Influence'

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

Local teens help raise awareness about the dangers of buying alcohol for minors


Area GRIL alumni graduate from college

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

Three of GRIL's graduates go on to graduate from Calvin College.


Join us: Celebrate your community

Submitted 05-19-2013 under OPINION

The Rapidian expands my neighborhood, and connects me to the broader community around me. Join me in supporting their grassroots, people-powered efforts.


New literary nonprofit works to support writers in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is a new literary nonprofit in Grand Rapids with big ambitions.


Commission to consider proposed tax assessment for neighborhood park

Submitted 12-17-2012 under NEWS

A proposed tax assessment for a park in the South Hill neighborhood will be considered and open for public comment at the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting on Tuesday, December 18, at 7 p.m.


The ones in the middle: our experience as citizen journalists

Submitted 10-29-2012 under VOICES

As a fire blazed in a home just doors down, Rapidian citizen journalists captured firefighter's efforts. This is citizen journalism. And I am proud.