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Build youth literacy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Ver este video en español | See this video in Spanish This video tells the story of how we build a youth literacy and build bridges thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, young Rapidian reporter Edgar re-enacts his experience...

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City leaders, children celebrate groundbreaking at Griff's IceHouse

by (David V. Urban)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under NEWS

  The children were happy. The parents were happy. The coaches and volunteers were happy. The business leaders were happy. The mayor and other city officials were happy. Even the taxpayers were happy. In an event that celebrated the...

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Mayor encourages participation in upcoming river cleanup

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is gearing up for the annual Mayors’ Grand River Clean Up, slated for 9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 15 at Sixth Street Park in Grand Rapids. There, volunteers will meet up, then head to locations...

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Kent County joins 120 communities nationwide in the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kent County, under the umbrella of the Community Literacy Initiative (CLI) of the Literacy Center of West Michigan, has joined the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The national campaign, spearheaded by United Way Worldwide, the National League of...

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Tuesday Tabletalk - An Interfaith Dialogue

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 02-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of Interfaith 2012, the second Tuesday Tabletalk will be held on February 21 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Dominican Center (DCM). DCM is located at 2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. Parking is free and the DCM area is...

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Youth Council gets up close and personal with Mayor Heartwell

by (crestongr)

Submitted 02-15-2012 under NEWS

By: Akilah F.   Mayor Heartwell met with students of Mayor's Youth Council to get an outside opinion of what they not only thought about the State of the City Address that took place at the Devos Place on Jan. 28, but how as a whole the...

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Grand Rapids parking goes electric

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 01-31-2012 under NEWS

A group of middle school students from Grand Rapids Public School’s Center for Economicology crowded around Mayor George Heartwell last Tuesday to hear him announce five new Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) charging stations that will soon be...

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Reading paves the way to college for students at Harrison Park School

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

In collaboration with Kristin Brace Mayor Heartwell sat down on the gymnasium floor at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Harrison Park School and asked, “Does anyone know what the mayor does?” The first response from the crowd of first-...

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January Tuesday Tabletalk

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of Interfaith 2012, the first Tuesday Tabletalk will be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Dominican Center (DCM). DCM is located at 2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. Parking is free and the DCM area...

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Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? City Connection to stream live on The Rapidian

by (George)

Submitted 12-06-2010 under NEWS

*** UPDATE *** The above video is a recording of tonight's City Connection.  From The Rapidian Staff: Ever wonder how cities prioritize street construction after the winter? Or about the city’s commitment to sustainable practices? What’s...

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