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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Area GRIL alumni graduate from college

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

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

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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.

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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.

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