In Studio: Food and Water Watch kicks off Fair Farm campaign

Submitted 09-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

Food and Water Watch hosts a Fair Farm legislation campaign kickoff meeting, Wednesday, September 21st, at West Michigan Environmental Action Council. Learn more about the legislation and action that is being taken in this conversation between field...

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Welcoming new partnerships on The Rapidian's second birthday

Submitted 09-12-2011 under OPINION

This week, on the occasion of The Rapidian’s 2nd birthday (Thursday, September 15th), we are excited to unveil new site updates and welcome new supporters to the project. Thanks to the seed funding generously provided by the Grand Rapids...

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Grand Rapids native The SEVENth speaks out Until Love Is Equal

Submitted 09-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

Brandon "The SEVENth" McCall is a hip-hop producer, writer and engineer based out of Orlando, Florida. This Grand Rapids native was a major force in the local hip-hop scene. He attended East Kentwood Public Schools and counts among his...

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Local First to Host 2012 BALLE Business Conference in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

Local First will host the 2012 BALLE Business Conference in Grand Rapids, May 15-18, the organization has announced. Organizers anticipate that approximately 700 entrepreneurs, economic developers, sustainability experts, and community and...

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Until Love Is Equal: Where Are You?

Submitted 09-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

Stop Sitting - Start Standing Until Love Is Equal is a grassroots effort based in West Michigan, dedicated to gaining protections - regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity - for the workers and residents in Holland, MI. This is about...

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Revamped Fulton Street Farmers Market pushes to finish line

Submitted 08-31-2011 under NONPROFITS

Fulton Street Farmers Market is in the final phase of its capital campaign. West Michigan Environmental Action Council's Dan Schoonmaker talks progress with FSFM's Development Project Manager Christine Helms-Maletic.

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Start a Canvolution: Host a Canning Party

Submitted 08-31-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The canning bug is sweeping across America!  The last time canning was this popular was during WWII as women canned harvests from their Victory Gardens to win the war.  Today, people across the country are re-finding the joy and benefits...

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Catalyst Radio: Garfield Park hosts the 38th Arts and Crafts Fair

Submitted 08-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   Kathy Woudstra, a Garfield Park resident with a remarkable story of how she became executive director of the Neighborhoods Association, shares about this...

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Lowe's Heroes Adopt Two Rooms at Well House

Submitted 08-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

By: Teresa Zbiciak, Volunteer Center Program Assistant On August 9th and 10th, Lowe’s Heroes “adopted” two rooms in the Well House community, a permanent housing program for previously homeless persons and an aspiring eco-village...

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Catalyst Radio: Annual Bikestock festival promises vintage bikes, bike polo and more in the midst of a criterium race

Submitted 08-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:12) Josh McBryde, a board member of the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition, wrench head at local Ada Bike Shop and co-organizer of the...

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