History

Story Matters: 7th generation Grand Rapidian Jim Cox sees vitality in city today

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-09-2013 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.  Jim Cox sat...

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Catalyst Radio: Plaster Creek Stewards work for restoration of local watershed

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-15-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW On this edition of Catalyst Radio we learn about an effort to bring back to health a key watershed in the Grand Rapids area. Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Crossing Borders

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

THE PROGRAM Offered at Dominican Center at Marywood, this six-session course, designed by JustFaith Ministries, offers the opportunity for prayer, reading and reflection about the issue of immigration.  We will explore public policy positions...

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Explore historic Firehouse #11

by (ebouwens)

Submitted 07-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Firehouse #11, located at the corner of Diamond Ave SE and Chester St SE, is the oldest actively functioning firehouse in Grand Rapids. On a Wednesday morning I decided to drop by to take a few pictures of the exterior, and was pleasantly surprised...

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West Michigan Jazz Society carries on mission of founding leaders

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Betty Forrest had a passion for jazz, and she was married to a jazz musician. Jack Hoppus was a radio DJ with his own all-night jazz show for WLAV, and collected jazz records while opening up Jack’s Record Shop. Together, these two helped to...

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Women of God

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

Women of God: Catholic Sisters in the United StatesPresenter: Mary Navarre, OPDate and Time: Saturday, October 27; 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Cost: $35.00 - To register online CLICK HERE , or by phone at the DCM Front Desk at 616.454.1241 (Option 5...

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The piggeries: Grand Rapids' first recycling program

by (crestongr)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the early years of the City of Grand Rapids there was no systematic method of garbage collection. Most families disposed of their household waste by throwing it to livestock, or dumping it into abandoned wells or even directly into the Grand...

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We need immigrants

by (Benjamin Siekmeier)

Submitted 05-04-2012 under OPINION

Javier*, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, just got back from Guatemala 10 days ago. He had been deported a year and a half ago after he lost the case for his papers. Everybody knew he would come back. He is a noble man who would never abandon his wife and...

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Glance at the Past - Michigan Trust Building

by (WYCE)

Submitted 05-04-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Glance at the Past is a local history radio project presented by Grand Rapids Historical Commission and the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. It's written and voiced by award-winning local historian Diana Barrett.  

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Glance at the Past - Civic Auditorium

by (WYCE)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under NONPROFITS

Glance at the Past is a local history radio project presented by Grand Rapids Historical Commission and the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. It's written and voiced by award-winning local historian Diana Barrett.    

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