Community

Local playlist: A world of music through WYCE

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NEWS

WYCE 88.1fm is Grand Rapids' commercial-free community radio station, a service of Grand Rapids Community Media Center, celebrating 30 years in 2017. Quinn Mathews began his role as station manager this past summer. He’s the host of GR...

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Peek behind the scenes of CARE Ballet's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (CARE) opens the holiday season with its twenty-first year of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25-27). This year marks their move to a new venue, East Grand Rapids...

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Classic film "E.T." unites musician, volunteer, concert-goer

by (karenpimpo)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s performance of John Williams’ score for "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" brought a sweet sense of nostalgia and close-knit community into Grand Rapids this weekend. Among those moved by the...

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Urban Roots growing from farm to community

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jamie walked up one day and asked how much the cut flowers were. Given that we weren’t selling many of them that day, and that Jamie was a regular passer-by, I told him free for him today. “No, I couldn’t do that to you guys,...

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Downtown Market's "Cook For A Cause" program benefits community non-profits

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Beginning this month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s new “Cook for a Cause” program offers a culinary philanthropic opportunity to take a class, make a meal and lend a hand. Private and corporate event groups can work directly...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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Exploring lesser-known venues pays off for serious art lovers

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

Grand Rapids Art Museum, DeVos Place, UICA, The B.O.B. If you’re thinking about heading downtown to ArtPrize, one of these destinations is likely on your list. Visiting big venues that host multiple artists makes sense if you’re looking...

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INsight Series: Providing Alternative Mobility Options in the Workplace

by (Local First)

Submitted 10-03-2016 under

Representatives from Spoke Folks and The Rapid discuss examples of local businesses who are utilizing public and active modes of transportation and the effect it’s had on their workforce and bottom line. Attendees will have...

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Ride The Rapid to ArtPrize Eight

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there...

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Roosevelt Park releases community video of their own

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 09-13-2016 under OPINION

How exciting it is to see the wonderful things happening when a community is united. I’ve always said that whenever we encounter a negative experience, there are lessons to be learned and move on. This was the case for the Southwest...

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