Community Updates: Friday, May 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-27-2022 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and the OBON Society Work Together to Return a Japanese Soldier's "Good Luck Flag" to His Family Among the thousands of artifacts in the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s collections, there are three...

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Photo Gallery: Lunar New Year Grand Rapids style

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-22-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Chinese Association of West Michigan opened  their Lunar New Year celebration to the public for the first time on Febrary 16, 2018. West Michgan residents gathered at DeVos Place Convention Center for a festive night of fun filled events....

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Grand Rapids welcomes in Year of the Dog

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

Hundreds of people gathered at Gillette Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, February 16, 2018, to welcome in the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog started with a bang with the lighting of 4,000 firecrackers.  The event held in downtown...

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From an organizer's perspective: Why the Asian Festival is important

by (zcastillo.ed@gm...)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under OPINION

I live for art, culture, and education. To me all three are inextricably tied. My educational and artistic goals have always been fueled by my love of variety, and personal experiences as an immigrant, person of color and Asian American woman. For a...

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'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin began having conversations about the representation of women of color in leadership in the news while they got to know each other as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellows. Cohen is the...

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Ramen shop to open on South Division

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The man who brought Grand Rapids Full Moon Supper Club, Propaganda Doughnuts and grand prize winner of the Cooking Channel's "Doughnut Showdown" is about to open the doors to his latest eatery, The Bandit Queen, a ramen shop and tea...

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[REVIEW] Bangkok Taste Cuisine

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under OPINION

As a connoisseur of great Asian food, I was excited to learn of Grand Rapid’s newest restaurant, Bangkok Taste Cuisine, which also is now the city’s sixteenth Thai restaurant. Its owners, the Kue family, aspire to bring out the Thai culture in the...

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