Kindergarten teacher helps students read--for trophies, for fun, for life

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 10-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

What does it take to motivate a child to read? During her first year teaching kindergarten at Zinser Elementary, teacher Mary Anne Ryan asked herself the same question when one of her students declared, "Reading is stupid." The child wasn...

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The Rapidian expands coverage boundaries

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under OPINION

The Rapidian is now available for coverage of "the City of Grand Rapids and its surrounding areas," which includes Walker, Grandville, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grand Rapids Township, East Grand Rapids, Planfield Township, Ada, Comstock Park and...

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Catalyst Radio: Michigan Abolitionist Project working to end sex slavery, labor trafficking

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-08-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features the Michigan Abolitionist Project centered here in Grand Rapids. Julie Slagter, executive director, talks...

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Stacking up: How the new Fulton Street Farmers Market will put GR on the map

by (Tom Gunnels)

Submitted 07-28-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Farmers market patrons explain which item they are most excited about. View The Rapidian at Fulton Street Farmers Market in a larger map. The year 1922 brought many things: James Joyce published Ulysses, the early horror film Nosferatu was...

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[MAP] Picturesquing about town

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 05-18-2011 under OPINION

Two weeks ago, we launched the spring edition of Picturesque, a community photo collaboration that collects images around the theme, "in plain sight." "What do we Grand Rapidians notice that we think others miss?" we asked. Forty-nine images later...

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[MIDTOWN] Scavenger hunt: What's on your sub-neighborhood plaque?

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 07-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is peppered with neighborhood plaques. Take a closer look at Midtown's and you'll see there are actually seven distinct plaques tacked all over the neighborhood. Ashby Row, Brikyaat, Cegielnia Crossing, Coldbrook Creek, North of Market...

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What to look out for before publishing

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 05-25-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff*: You've done your research, meticulously assembled your words, edited and redited, and are finally ready to hit the publish button. But wait! Are you sure your piece is ready to go live? Before presenting your work...

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GRAPHIC: Of the ArtPrize top 100...

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-09-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Inspired by ArtPrize's commemorative poster. Click here to see larger image.   Artist breakdown: 30 Grand Rapidians of 63 Michiganders 77 Michiganders of 97 American-based entrants Venue breakdown: 33 venues in five divisions of Grand Rapids...

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