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Ride The Rapid to visit free events throughout July

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 07-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We’ve entered one of Michigan’s most magical seasons. Michigan summers are the perfect time for exploration, new activities and, most importantly, fun! Fortunately for Grand Rapidians and those living in surrounding transit-friendly...

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Right Brain Tap Takeover at Walker Applebee's

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-29-2016 under

Grand Rapids beer lovers take note: On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Applebee’s in Walker is hosting a Right Brain Brewery tap takeover. But they’re doing more than pulling tap handles: 20 percent of all food and drink sales will be donated to...

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GR area incumbents face opposition in Nov. 3 elections

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

In election bids across Grand Rapids-area suburbs, incumbent elected officials will face opposition from outside candidates. In East Grand Rapids, the current mayor and 3rd Ward Commissioner will both vie for reelection. In Kentwood, current at-...

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Meet Walker's next Mayor: Mark Huizenga

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-31-2013 under NEWS

In Walker on November 5, citizens will vote on a new mayor. There will be two names appearing on the the ballot: Mark Huizenga and Barbara Holt. Holt is the current mayor who was appointed after previous Mayor Rob Verheulen won a seat in the State...

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Local Elections 2012: Walker Yes talks about transportation proposal

by (Renato)

Submitted 10-31-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked Walker Yes some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about some of the issues surrounding the City of Walker Proposal for Withdrawal from Interurban Transit Partnership. See...

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Local Elections 2012: Friends of Transit talks about transportation proposal

by (Renato)

Submitted 10-31-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked Friends of Transit some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about some of the issues surrounding the City of Walker Proposal for Withdrawal from Interurban Transit Partnership....

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Everyday Profiles: John R. Ziemann, Community Education Organizer to Photographer

by (Cindy Bouma)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

John Ziemann was living in Tucson, AZ in 1995 when he was presented with a dilemma. Work was no longer enjoyable and he was facing a downsizing from a career he loved and that had defined much of his adult life. It was then a friend mentioned that...

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