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Celebrate NeighborWoods month with tree plantings

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

There is still time left to get involved with tree plantings in celebration of NeighborWoods month, organized by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.


GR Forward seeks public input about downtown, Grand River corridor

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

In an effort to engage residents about the downtown and Grand River corridor planning process, GR Forward will be hosting open house events at a pop-up space at 50 Louis Street NW. Events will continue through December 12.


Mayor Heartwell addresses concerns of gentrification, bike lanes on City Connection

Submitted 10-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

Monday, Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions about development on the West Side, bike lane enforcement and more.


Learning from Olmsted and a Muddy River

Submitted 09-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids is not alone in its efforts to revitalize and restore a river, so what can we learn from one project already in implementation and nearly a century in the making


GRPS Partners with WMEAC for Teach for the Watershed Program

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Public Schools expands the current partnership with WMEAC to expand environmental education to all students.


Artprize offers transit passes to increase diversity

Submitted 09-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Artprize is giving away free bus passes to community organizations to increase the diversity of the art competition.


"Bike the Foodscape" with OKT Saturday

Submitted 09-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

“Bike the Foodscape” 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27 at G R Ford Academic Center. 2-mile bike tour with stops at ten educational destinations


Cutting curbs to clean a creek

Submitted 09-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards aims to reduce stormwater pollution and beautify a Grand Rapids Neighborhood.


Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses sets precedent for minority neighborhood revitalization

Submitted 09-23-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jamiel Robinson is on a mission: by fostering dialog and raising awareness he hopes to elevate the black business community to viable and sustainable heights.


Bus Stop Stories showcase local resident experiences on public transportation

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Disability Advocates of Kent County, Tommy Allen Creative and Friends of Transit Announces the launch “Bus Stop Stories,” a new video series showcasing The Rapid’s new BRT Silver Line.