Summer Art Market Vendor Registration Now Open

Submitted 05-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

  The eighth annual Market presented by Avenue for the Arts begins Saturday, June 11th, 2011. Vendor registration is now open to anyone who has handmade artwork and/or crafts for sale. The Market, located on South Division between Weston and...

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The Rapid Transit Millage Increase: What Now?

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Bill Kirk of The Rapid Interurban Transit Partnership speaks with Dan Schoonmaker, Communications Director for West Michigan Environmental Action Council, about the potential economic and environmental impact of their recent millage win.  ...

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Can we feed everyone?

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

By the year 2050 it is projected that the world population will rise to by 2 billion people to 9 billion.  With food prices today having increased beyond the level they were in 2008, sparking riots in the poorer regions of the world; it seems...

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Grand Rapids Griffins excel in community involvement

Submitted 05-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

If you've ever been to a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game, then you know they can put on an entertaining hockey game, but it's what is done behind the scenes that makes those games so exciting. I had the opportunity to sit down with...

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In Season - May 15, 2011

Submitted 05-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

Currently at the market: Asparagus (green and purple) Beets Kettle corn Greenhouse Tomatoes Carrots Granola Hummus Kohlrabi Green Onions Wheatgrass Parsnips Potatoes Lettuce Spinach Onions Garlic Greens (Arugula, Swiss Chard, Kale, Collard, etc.)...

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The full story: Writing about our community includes more than cultural events

Submitted 05-09-2011 under OPINION

Denise Cheng, our Citizen Journalism Coordinator here at The Rapidian, wrote an excellent article recently about the importance of news coverage of our cultural events, what old-school journalists would perhaps deem “fluff.” The fact is...

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Pictures of the Kindel Furniture Factory fire

Submitted 05-09-2011 under NEWS

A large fire broke out at the Kindel Furniture factory on the 1600 block of South Division this afternoon.  There are several fire trucks on site working to put the fire out, however people are reporting being able to see the flames and...

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Fulton St. Farmer's Market opening day

Submitted 05-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Winter is over: this is the message reverberating off sidewalks and garages surrounding the Midtown neighborhood as couples, families, dogs, cyclists and tons and tons of babies crowd the sidewalks. They came to the opening day at Fulton Street...

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Trip The Light: Ephemeral

Submitted 05-04-2011 under OPINION

On behalf of the artists involved in Trip The Light: Ephemeral I'm privileged to premiere, here on The Rapidian, the only video you'll ever see (above) from this most groundbreaking live event. Most sincere thanks to our friends at...

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The Rapid: A Bright Future?

Submitted 05-03-2011 under OPINION

Six o’clock in the morning. The alarm clock goes off and you hit the snooze button. The alarm goes off a second time and you sluggishly roll out of bed, not exactly ready to start the day. You make breakfast, get the kids ready for school, and...

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