National Record Store Day is here again

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NEWS

Audiophiles, listen up!In case you have not heard, tomorrow is National Record Store Day. Started in 2008, the official Record Store Day website describes it as a celebration of the unique culture that develops around independently owned record...

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All the cool Mayors are wearing it

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Mayor George K. Heartwell stopped by Wealthy Theatre to model our newly arrived Centennial apparel! Mayor Heartwell is a special advisor to the Wealthy Theatre Centennial Sustainability Campaign - and one of the first city leaders to...

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Community Foundation Awards $375,000 in New Grants

Submitted 04-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

In 1940, Grand Rapids Community Foundation made its first grant to a fledgling art school in Grand Rapids. It was followed by subsequent grants of $100 each in 1941 for the Kendall Memorial School and in 1942 for the David Wolcott Kendall School. In...

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Rapid Revolution to kick off Rapid Yes initiative

Submitted 04-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

  Much of our country appears to be undergoing a rebirth of cities.  Baby boomers are moving back from the suburbs, big-box retailers are adjusting their business models to fit into urban centers, and perhaps most importantly, urban mass-...

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David LaGrand: Harnessing the sun

Submitted 04-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

  David LaGrand was born in Grand Rapids and graduated from Calvin College and the University of Chicago Law School. After working as an Assistant Kent County Prosecutor, LaGrand formed a private law practice. LaGrand has formed several small...

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ArtPeers / Art.Downtown / WMCAT - April 15

Submitted 04-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

  With Art.Downtown less than two weeks away, participating ArtPeers and WMCAT artists are busily preparing for the highly anticipated opening on April 15. ArtPeers would like to thank WMCAT for their generosity in...

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WT Centennial Sustainability Campaign: Earth Day Event!

Submitted 04-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

WT Peace Pole installation ceremony April 22 at Noon - 15 minutes (bring a lunch!) WT Earth Day Fundraiser From April 4-22 Donate before Earth Day! Wheeler Family Foundation matches 1:1 Receive original Mark Rumsey print as thanks! All donations go...

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Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice March educates community members

Submitted 04-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Lindsay McHolme, Community Literacy Liaison Cesar E. Chavez Dignitaries, community members, and students gathered together at the Hispanic Center of West Michigan Thursday morning for the 11th annual Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice...

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Grand Rapids' hyperlocal radio station seeks support

Submitted 03-28-2011 under NEWS

The normally laid-back, music-filled airwaves of radio station WYCE take on slightly different feel this week as volunteer programmers and staff urge listeners to support the operations of the station with financial contributions. It is one of two...

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Literacy Center honors The Rapidian at its annual BeeDazzling Spellebration

Submitted 03-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Lindsay McHolme, Community Literacy Liaison The Literacy Center of West Michigan presented awards to exceptional students, tutors and partners at its annual BeeDazzling Spellebration event on March 10. The Marshall Pitler Public Relations Award...

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