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Demonstration To Count The Cost

Submitted 10-03-2009 under NEWS

Despite rainy weather a crowd of about 15 gathered in Heartside Park today to protest the ongoing Occupation of Afghanistan. Organizer Stelle Slootmaker said Its been 8 years since the US began bombing Afghanistan in retaliation for 9/11, too many...

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Road Racing Jones: Don Kern, Director Metro Health G.R. Marathon

Submitted 10-01-2009 under NEWS

This periodic feature of The Rapidian will reveal the road racing jonesing* of Grand Rapidians. My record is doing four marathons in a month. Usually it is at least one. I've run a least one marathon every month for 79 consecutive months. I never...

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ArtPrize: Breathing Room

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NEWS

Artist and GVSU Professor, Deanna Morse, used the LV Eberhard Center building as a drive-in movie theatre for her video installation "breathing room".

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Run Local: Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NEWS

If you’ve not already completed a 20-mile training run, then it isn’t likely you’re up for a fall marathon. But, if you’re still in the selection mode regarding the big 26.2, here are a few reasons to choose the October 18 Metro Health Grand Rapids...

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2009 Gazelle Sports Bridge Run

Submitted 09-24-2009 under NEWS

At last Sunday's 2009 Gazelle Sports Bridge Run, runners followed scenic 5K and 10-mile routes along the Grand River and across several downtown bridges.  In the morning sunlight, observant athletes got early glimpses of ArtPrize entries...

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GRFD Makes Quick Trip to Tamarack

Submitted 09-23-2009 under NEWS

The Grand Rapid Fire Department was called to 1125 Tamarack NW at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night due to smoke coming from the residence. According to neighbors, something was forgotten on the stove. Firefighters were on scene for less than...

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Eastown Street Fair 2009

Submitted 09-19-2009 under NEWS

For the last 36 years Eastown has turned Wealthy street from Atlas to Lake Drive into a cultural mecca, this year they've out done themselves. Organized by the Eastown Community Association, local business, restauraunts, artist and musicians get...

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Park(ing) Day 2009: A photo essay

Submitted 09-18-2009 under NEWS

The annual event known as Park(ing) Day originated with the artist collective Rebar in San Francisco in 2005 as a means for drawing attention to the need for public, green space in the city. Groups of artists and activists fed meters while...

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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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