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"Free" CRT recycling is not free

by Comprenew (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Remember the old, heavy TV or computer monitor from our childhood? Those older units used Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology to project the on-screen image. Today, most of us use a monitor or TV that uses newer flat-screen technology, yet many people...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by Ron Lemmon (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Steve Fridsma at ArtPrize 9

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. ArtPrize Team Leader for Monroe Community...

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Harmony: Community-building and the music industry panel discussions

by Jerry Wayne & Michelle Newson (Jerry Wayne Newson)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under OPINION

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the final event of ArtPrize 2017 Artist Week concluded with the event Harmony: Community-Building and the Music Industry. Harmony: Community-Building and the Music Industry was a series of panel discussions presented...

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City, GRPD must seek independent investigations into police call recordings to rebuild public trust, transparency

by Russell Olmsted (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

Yesterday, after months of fighting in court, the City was forced to release 5 recorded phone conversations between Officer’s Adam Ickes, Thomas Warwick, and the now fired Lt. Michael Janiskee. These conversations were related to a November...

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Learn to tell your story on The Rapidian

by Kiran Sood Patel (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

With Labor Day Weekend past us, the start of fall is right around the corner. The Rapidian will host its first fall Community Journalism Workshop on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Library from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At this...

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Reflecting on rocking times: my experience as a GR!GR counselor

by Mariah Cowsert (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-23-2017 under OPINION

As I hang my Polaroid pictures from drum instruction above my desk, find traces of glitter still embedded in my clothes, and count down the days til next year's camp week (it’s 356 in case you were wondering), I wanted to take time to...

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Seitu Jones

by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) (UICA)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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