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Park(ing) Day 2009

Submitted 09-18-2009 under NEWS

A bike tour of a few of Grand Rapids' Parking Day spots. Chatting with parks advocates and other people participating in the event.

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Requiem for a dream?

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

It’s no secret that Michigan is in a financial mess. Rumors have been flying this summer about proposed cuts or caps for the Michigan film incentives. The Michigan Information Research Service (MIRS), the oldest legislative reporting service in...

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Health care demonstration

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

August 29, 2009 This Sunday a group of around 250 gathered outside of the Ford Federal Building to support health care reform. The Kent County Democratic Party described the gathering of "Democrats, progressives and independents" as "a counterpoint...

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ArtPrize piece catches fire in Cathedral Square

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

(Video) Michael Glenn Monroe was welding his The Sharing Tree (fondly known as "Woody") Project for ArtPrize at the Cathedral Square near the Catholic Central High School when the tree caught fire around 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2009. See his...

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Community rowing program unites different schools into a crew

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

What divides them is what unites them. About 45 kids from various high schools across Grand Rapids get into rowing shells and become a team. They have no school spirit to work with, no school mascot to rally around. This is about building teamwork,...

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Road Race Jones: Shelley Irwin

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

A Q&A with the host of WGVU’s Morning Show This periodic feature for The Rapidian will reveal the running jones* of Grand Rapidians.  I’ve always been athletic but did my first 5k when I was 25 years old on the campus of the University of...

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Recovery Palooza Comes to Grand Rapids.

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

Once again, it’s time for Recovery Palooza! It will be held Saturday, September 19th at John Ball Park. The event is the fourth annual celebration of substance abuse recovery. It is held every September to observe National Drug and Alcohol...

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What is The Rapidian?

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

The Rapidian is an experiment. Not so much about technology, but about community building. The free flow of local information is crucial to community vitality, civic engagement and a functioning democracy. The Rapidian is a project to address this...

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Wednesday Night Bike Rides

Submitted 09-11-2009 under NEWS

Every Wednesday night at 9 p.m., bicyclists swarm on Division SE to take part in a leisurely group ride. Led by Commute GR Owner Dan Koert, summer rides average 100-120 people and end at Founders Brewery.

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