The Rapidian

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First ever Sass Fest celebrates doing it together

Submitted 11-28-2011 under OPINION

"Learning from one another can be free:" not just a wonderful sentiment from Sass Fest creator Marlee Cook-Parrott, but an apt description of the information workshops and talk sessions that were the most successful facets of the event.

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Aquinas College: The first 125 years

Submitted 11-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Book signing and lecture offered by local author and Aquinas College English professor Gary Eberle.

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Locally owned or chain restaurants: Does it really matter?

Submitted 11-23-2011 under OPINION

Melissa English, of Local First, shares some of the benefits of selecting local first when eating out.

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Who was crowned the king of "Found?"

Submitted 11-22-2011 under OPINION

The Found VS Found Tour rolled into Grand Rapids last week. Here's a wrap-up of what happened and which camp went home with the Grand Rapids crown of Found.

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Screening and discussion planned to "Stop hate. Together."

Submitted 11-22-2011 under OPINION

On December 7th, local groups and residents are coming together to view and discuss the documentary "Not In Our Town."

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Eating local: when better isn't enough

Submitted 11-21-2011 under OPINION

Many consumers are misled by terms and certifications such as organic, local, free-range, and grass-fed making the food market difficult to navigate. Jill Johnson of Crane Dance Farm encourages consumers to ask the right questions to identify the food you thought you were buying.

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Learning to live life while celebrating death: Día de los Muertos at the GRPL

Submitted 11-18-2011 under OPINION

Celebrating life and death at the Día de los Muertos event at the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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GRAM Arts Symposium: Blind spots in "the Michigan perspective"

Submitted 11-18-2011 under OPINION

This past weekend, the Grand Rapids Art Museum brought together artists, scholars, and community leaders to collaboratively define "The Michigan Perspective." A tall order indeed. It appears that several things need to happen before we can clarify this distinct creative viewpoint.

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Fun-filled tour of WZZM 13 for local young reporters

Submitted 11-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club visited WZZM 13 and wrote about what they saw and learned while they were there.

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Omar's tour of WZZM 13

Submitted 11-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club' Omar visited WZZM 13 and wrote about what he saw and learned while he was there.

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