The Rapidian

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Downtown: Free-Style (part I)

by (mnickels5)

Submitted 03-08-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Why pay when you can have fun for free (or close to it)? Downtown Grand Rapids has hundreds of places to go and things to do. Entire Web sites and advertising campaigns tout the day-time events and vibrant nightlife, but these things cost money. All...

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Development in Heartside - Part I: The homeless perspective

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 02-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A collaboration between Nick Manes and Michael Tuffelmire The Heartside neighborhood has been growing out of a period of urban decay. This piece is the first of a three-part series in which Nick and I will explore what Heartside residents believe...

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Restaurant Opening: Angel's Thai Café

by (George)

Submitted 12-04-2009 under NEWS

It was standing room only as more than 50 people enjoyed a complimentary all-you-can-eat eat buffet at the Grand Opening of Angel’s Thai Café, located at 136 Monroe Center NW. Angel's chef Ger Lee had previously indicated that the eatery was due to...

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Turkey Throwdown and What Rapidians are Thankful About

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-23-2009 under NEWS

About 90 people gathered on November 23 for a noon potluck outside the Monroe Center Biggby Coffee www.biggby.com. Organized by Danny Beckett, Cindy Grace and Lisa Lehmann people from all over downtown gathered to meet, greet and eat. Participants...

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Holiday Avenue for the Arts Market at Founders Brewing Company

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

The Avenue for the Arts Market will extend their summer session to include a Holiday event being held at Founders Brewing Company in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday November 21, 2009. The Holiday market will be an indoor, all day event, featuring...

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A tribute: On the death of Mayor Lyman Parks

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 11-04-2009 under OPINION

A Tribute by Mayor George Heartwell Grand Rapids lost a giant yesterday. Former Mayor Lyman Parks died of complications accompanying a stroke. The community is poorer with his passing. Lyman Parks held office during an extraordinary period of...

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This Weekend at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 11-04-2009 under NONPROFITS

Participate in fun social games and watch a performance by the GRAM theater group during Friday Nights at GRAM. For more information, see the schedule below.  Friday, November 6 SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHTS AT GRAM: "Party of the Century" Join us for...

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Jendrasiak, Shaffer compete once more for 1st Ward Seat

by (maria.amante)

Submitted 11-02-2009 under NEWS

To some voters, their ballots Tuesday will leave them with a slight case of déjà vu. Incumbent Jim Jendrasiak and Dave Shaffer both ran four years ago to be elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission, 1st Ward. When the pair competed in 2005,...

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Coming Soon to Downtown: Angel's Thai Café

by (George)

Submitted 10-29-2009 under NEWS

Angel’s Thai Café, a new Thai restaurant, is in development at 136 Monroe Center NW. According to Ger Lee, the café’s chef, the restaurant will feature Thai-fusion cuisine, much of which will be influenced heavily by the food of Korea. Lee believes...

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Telescopes Entertain Thousands Wednesday Night

by (drewsa9)

Submitted 10-01-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Wednesday night was the only night this week the weather cooperated enough for members of the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, local amateur astronomers, and Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium staff members to set up high-powered telescopes...

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