Community Updates: Friday, September 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-22-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum announces several upcoming cultural events On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced that it will be "hosting a series of cultural celebrations this fall."  In celebration of National Hispanic...

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Everyday Community Leaders

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 01-30-2023 under NONPROFITS

“I think of the problems that we have in society – if we want them to change, we have to be the ones to change them. It’s not like someone else is going to change things for you.” Every year, dozens of residents are...

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The Rapid's education campaign "There's More to the Ride" earns national honor

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NEWS

This past April, The Rapid launched a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience. We're...

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Through the eyes of an instructor

by (wmcat)

Submitted 06-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

Dennis Grantz, WMCAT's lead photography instructor, took the time to write about his experience in new York watching student Jason Bursley receive his national art award. Read below to share the phenomenal experience. Jason Bursley’s...

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Daughter of President Gerald R. Ford speaks at Heart Ball

by (CL)

Submitted 06-06-2013 under NEWS

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and Mrs. Betty Ford, spoke of her family's shared battle against heart disease on Tuesday evening during the American Heart Association’s 2013 Heart Ball. The JW Marriot ballroom held...

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Legendary Swiss film fest goes APE over local film

by (George)

Submitted 08-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The team behind the locally produced independent feature film APE has a lot to be proud of. The dark comedy, which tells the story of a struggling comedian and pyromaniac’s deal with the devil, has recently received accolades at Locarno...

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Priority Health of Michigan awarded accreditation for excellence

by (jsholinyan)

Submitted 07-11-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Priority Health was recognized with an excellent rating by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its commercial HMO/POS, Medicaid HMO, Medicare HMO/POS and Medicare PPO health plans. The plan is reviewed every three years by the...

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Burton Teacher Selected as FOX 17 Teacher of the Week

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

  On November 4th, FOX-17 selected Deb Pena as the Teacher of the Week. Mrs. Pena is a first grade teacher at Burton Elementary who has been with the school for 17 years. As a bi-lingual teacher in both English and Spanish, Mrs. Pena...

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Cesar Vargas wins Grand Rapids Youth of the Year title

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

Club members from the Steil and Seidman Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids recently submitted applications for this year’s Youth of the Year scholarship competition. After reviewing applications and holding interviews, this March, Cesar Vargas...

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The Rapidian voted Best in Show by West Michigan Public Relations Society

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 04-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

The launch campaign for The Rapidian was honored last night by the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at the 25th annual PRoof awards. The Rapidian received a gold award in the Public Service category and then went on...

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