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Community input shapes direction of GoSite implementation plan

Submitted 11-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The public feedback gathered during the Pop Up phase helped create a more informed human-centered design


A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 23, The Rapidian raised a glass to five, successful years of hyperlocal citizen journalism and community engagement at SiTE:LAB's 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR.


GoSite Pop Up exceeds expectations in number, reach of visitors

Submitted 09-02-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

There are two more weeks left in the Pop Up introductory phase, in which the public encouraged to stop in and add comments and suggestions.


EatGR founder to raise money for Feeding America West Michigan

Submitted 08-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Chris Freeman, founder of EatGR, will ride to raise money for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank on October 4, 2014.


NPO Showcase: Recreational Debut

Submitted 08-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

Register for the Pre-Season All American Showcase by August 23 for a shot at playing college basketball.


Story Matters: Grant Barker finds community at Disability Advocates event

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grant Barker talks about assumptions made about him as a person who looks able-bodied, what it's like to be newly disabled and how he fights through the struggles and connects with others with disabilities.


Glow in the Park races to Walker's Millennium Park

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NEWS

Glow in the Park returns to Millennium Park in Walker on July 26 for a 5K family friendly race.


GoSite "Pop Up" to offer opportunity for public participation in design process

Submitted 07-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Visitors can view artist renderings, sample digital programs, win prizes, contribute ideas and learn more about the upcoming launch plans.


Group to ride bikes from Rockford to East Hills via White Pine Trail

Submitted 06-03-2014 under NEWS

Fly to the Coq, an annual group bike ride, will follow the White Pine Trail, starting at Rockford Brewing Company and ending up at Brewery Vivant.


More than access, inclusive playground designs benefit all

Submitted 05-27-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Inclusive play opportunities benefit individuals and families with disabilities, and also benefit the community.