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Where we're headed: What Bus Rapid Transit could mean for our city

Submitted 09-24-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Bill Kirk, former public outreach coordinator for The Rapid and newly-appointed transportation demand manager for Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., sees great benefits already starting from transportation development efforts in our city.


Million Meal March draws community support to fight hunger

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

The food bank expects 500 people to take part in the 10K hike on Sept. 28.


Tell your story in the story fort

Submitted 09-17-2013 under NONPROFITS

You'll find The Rapidian setting up a story fort to collect your story during ArtPrize at a variety of times and places for their Story Matters project.


ArtPrize speaker series to engage questions of urbanism

Submitted 09-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The ArtPrize Speaker Series this year includes old favorites like Critical Discourse and Shortlist, as well as events highlighting how artists interact with and affect their surroundings, from architecture to artist-run collectives.


Head of ambitious public art projects in New York City joins grand juror team for ArtPrize 2013

Submitted 09-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

This interview with Anne Pasternak, ArtPrize 2013 Grand Prize Juror, is one of a series of three interviews helping ArtPrize visitors get to know the perspective of this year's jurors.


Little Prairie in the Big City

Submitted 09-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Join us in connecting sacred teaching on the care of creation with the sustainability movement. We are working to establish a portion of the Marywood campus into a prairie habitat.


East Hills public input session hosts first draft review

Submitted 09-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

East Hills Council of neighbors will meet and review research at ICCF next Monday, reviewing a draft plan presented by Lott3Metz Architecture.


Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday

Submitted 09-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Package-free grocery and eco-friendly retail shop Tree Huggers will be closing its doors, going out with a farewell party on Sunday.


Become a citizen forester

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NEWS

A tree planting workshop for citizen foresters is being held by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. Participants can earn a citizen forester designation while learning about tree identifiction and maintenance.


Downtown Market brings local flavor to Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The new Downtown Market, which offers local food and community events along with vendors, has officially opened its indoor market hall.