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Downtown library to host Historical Society's 'History Detectives Day'

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

On Saturday, January 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) downtown branch (111 Library St. N.W.) will host "History Detectives Day" presented by the Grand Rapids Historical Society.  The day long event will...

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Story Matters: Theresa, Eric Graf share discoveries in their new city

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The story fort was...

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Meet civic investor Derek Coppess: Investing in community creation

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Derek Coppess wasn’t always interested in developing market rate apartments in downtown Grand Rapids. Before starting 616 Development and 616 Lofts, he had purchased over 200 duplexes as rental income and was living in Byron Center. “I...

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Story Matters: Caitlin Kennon shares her love for working downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Downtown Ambassadors strive to improve quality of life

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NEWS

Most of us who live or work downtown have seen them: the Downtown Ambassadors. They’re easy to find on segway, bike or foot in their teal polos with white “info” logos on their shoulders. The question buzzing around town is: what...

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