The Rapidian

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Community conversation at Congress Elementary could contribute to policies

Submitted 06-18-2012 under OPINION

Attendees of a community conversation asked questions about how we value: are they treated children equally and are we prioritizing their needs?

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Darfur refugee remains optimistic, finds new home in Grand Rapids

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

With World Refugee Day Celebration this Saturday, Bethany Christian Services PARA is sharing stories of families and individuals that are being helped in adjusting to their new lives.

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Street party brings the best beer, food and music Grand Rapids has to offer

Submitted 06-15-2012 under OPINION

The ninth annual Local First Street Party, presented in part by Founders brewery, attracted a large crowd of local business supporters to Weston Street for the festivities. The party featured all local food, beer, wine and music.

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So this is Grand Rapids: Summertime

Submitted 06-15-2012 under VOICES

Join me as I explore the newness of Grand Rapids’ summer.

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"One Second Per Day" to screen at GRAM Friday night

Submitted 06-15-2012 under OPINION

Richard Nègre, a French film director with ties to Michigan, is presenting an intriguing animation project entitled “Une seconde Par Jour.“ Screening and discussion with the director was at UICA Thursday evening and will also be viewed and discussed at the GRAM today.

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Film at UICA exposes unheard story of Pruitt-Igoe

Submitted 06-14-2012 under OPINION

A documentary which seeks to debunk popular beliefs about the Pruitt-Igoe, “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” is a wonderfully composed, yet troubling glimpse of life the inside government housing projects.

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Film at UICA shows Steve Jobs at his most charismatic

Submitted 06-13-2012 under OPINION

Displaying a beautifully candid look at a man far ahead of his time, “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” gives any audience a much needed insight into one of the great minds of this generation.

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Writing as Spiritual Practice: A Weekend Retreat for Women

Submitted 06-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

Join us at Dominican Center at Marywood for a weekend of sacred rest, writing and communion with other women who love the written word.

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Pyramid Scheme to host massive outdoor block-party-style festival Saturday

Submitted 06-13-2012 under OPINION

The Pyramid Scheme's T-Rex Fest kicks off this Saturday with an impressive array of musical acts and Shorts Brewing Company beer.

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Creston neighbors break ground on keeping seniors in the neighborhood

Submitted 06-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

Creston Neighbors start the discussion about keeping seniors in their homes as long as possible.

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