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Free Memory Screenings on Nov. 3 at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will offer free memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of National Memory Screening Week (Nov. 1-7, 2015), an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Area seniors and caregivers to learn brain-smart recipes


Building community: Why honest conversations matter

Submitted 09-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

We can't grow as a community- or as individuals- if we aren't willing to engage in hard conversations. Willingness to be honest takes courage. Why are we so afraid of that here in Grand Rapids?


How We Grow: The inertia of the lone call to action

Submitted 09-10-2015 under VOICES

These are important times. Lines are being drawn, and history will not allow any of us to escape its penchant for creating heroes and goats in times of crisis – even those of us in fast growing Grand Rapids.


Call for contributors: Upcoming training to write, report during Artprize

Submitted 09-08-2015 under NEWS

The Rapidian will be holding a special Artprize-focused New Reporter training in mid-September and would like to see friendly faces, both old and new


Why we need a Feminist Film Festival

Submitted 09-08-2015 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Fest sets out to change on-screen representation.


Urban Roots to continue conversation on supporting local food at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 09-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

[FULL VIDEO] Presented by Urban Roots, an upcoming panel discussion at the Wealthy Theatre titled "Support Local Food: A conversation on access, growing, and the local food economy" will be free and open to the public on Monday September 14.


Using green spaces to change the narrative

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Public parks can help us create better communities and disrupt stereotypes when we adopt a mindset of connected collectivism.


Long-time residents to lead panel discussion on economic growth

Submitted 08-11-2015 under OPINION

Local organizations Equity Drinks, BL2END, OutPro and The Salon are seeking the wisdom and experiences of local residents in their upcoming forum "How We Grow," held at Wealthy Theatre on August 20.


Candidates answer citizen questions on gentrification, race, police, LGBTQIA

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NEWS

As Tuesday's primary elections near, we gather last answers from our mayoral candidates to citizen questions on social ills and issues.