The Rapidian

Friendship

Almost homeless

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Last May, I found myself in a position I thought I’d never be in. My lease was about to be up at my then residence and I needed to find a new place, since the owner was putting consideration into selling the house. The plan had been to get an...

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Local knitting group seeking new home

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Following the close of Schuler Books & Music on Alpine Avenue, the Naughty Knitters and Hookers found themselves without a place to meet. The knitting and crochet group used to meet there every Friday for knitting and camaraderie. “We were...

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Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will be visiting Grand Rapids for a luncheon titled “America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship.” At the luncheon, Carter will speak about her close, personal friendship with Betty Ford. Steve Ford...

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FoodCircles continues to provide meals for hungry children

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NEWS

Since December 2013, FoodCircles has provided 394 dinners to local children in need. 305 days worth of food has been created for malnourished children in West Africa. A total of 2,239 meals have gone to hungry children. They've been able to do...

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Brian Schuurman: A Cyclist's Memoriam

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under OPINION

Sadness, loss and unanswered questions stir in the Grand Rapids community after the sudden passing of Brian Schuurman, better known as Shurm. An avid cyclist and volunteer in the bike community, Shurm’s presence will be greatly missed. A...

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Cabin-Time heads west

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-08-2013 under NEWS

Cabin-Time is an opportunity to leave the world behind and discover another one. Twice a year since January 2012, Cabin-Time has brought artists, photographers, writers, designers, chefs and every other kind of creative from all around the country...

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Persistence

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-04-2010 under NONPROFITS

Have you ever noticed how the child's short attention span gives way to amazing persistence when the task is something she really wants; for example, learning to walk, tying a shoe, whistling a tune, batting a ball? And when the child falters at any...

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Community in the Time of Cyberspace

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 04-05-2010 under OPINION

Last week, I'm hanging out at my favorite bookstore Schuler Books, a Grand Rapids haunt that many locals favor. I'm killing time, waiting for the recall updates to my Toyota to be completed at the dealership across the street. Browsing in one of my...

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Sensitivity

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 03-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

This is the third in a series of eight brief reflections written by Sister Mary Navarre, OP. A long-time teacher and thought-provoking poetic writer, Sister Mary is a member of the Leadership Team of the Dominican...

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Listen!

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 01-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus (or Diogenes according to some sources)  This is the first in a series of eight brief reflections written by Sister Mary Navarre, OP. A long-time...

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