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Westside Connection

Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students at Harrison Park learn about journalism through after an school program, the Media Team.


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.


West Side barbecue works to provide comfortable atmosphere, comfort food

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Louie's Bar and Rocket Lounge looks to become Grand Rapids' barbecue staple while encouraging community input for the future.


Mayor answers citizen questions about our homeless population on City Connection

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

In this month's edition of the live show where our mayor answers citizen questions, a Rapidian asked the mayor about the city's plans to assist our homeless population as downtown continues to grow.


Developing the West Side

Submitted 10-29-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Founding partner of Rockford Construction Company Mike VanGessel talks about his roots on the West Side and his vision for community engagement and development in his native neighborhood.


Grand Rapids Mayor answers citizen concerns live on GRTV, The Rapidian

Submitted 09-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Monday, Mayor George Heartwell answers citizen questions on City Connection, including a video question from Rapidian Politics Reporter Nicole Merte.


Gluten-Free Fair introduces Grand Rapids to new food options

Submitted 06-05-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Michigan Local Foodbeet visited the seventh annual Gluten Free Fair at the Delta-Plex and learned about Michigan-produced gluten free foods.


Area GRIL alumni graduate from college

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

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


Rockford Construction works to practice what they preach in new headquarters on West Side

Submitted 06-04-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rockford CEO Mike VanGessel discusses the keys to Rockford's success and why they chose the West Side as their new home.


Ski racing grrl Emma Starner to compete in NASTAR Nationals

Submitted 03-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Starner, a 7 year old Grand Rapidian will be competing in NASTAR ski racing in Aspen/Snowmass this week.