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Neighborhood Summit debuts video showcasing record attendance, community participation

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 the leadership team from the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit debuted a video highlighting this past Summit's record number of attendees, workshops, sponsors and community participation to the Grand Rapids City...

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Community building through resident leadership in Heartside

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

“What keeps me focused is that I really want to see Heartside expand and grow, and I want to be a part of that change that takes place” says Heartside resident, Marvin Thomas. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Heartside stretches from...

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City announces new Neighborhood Match Fund

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NEWS

At the third annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, March 4, 2017, the City of Grand Rapids announced its new Neighborhood Match Fund. The fund is intended to be an easily accessible contract citizens can make with the City in order to...

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

by Brittany Devon (brittany.devon)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism Workshop began Tuesday with a presentation by Mariah Cowsert, Community Outreach Coordinator at The Rapidian. She explained how The Rapidian fits into Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Mariah...

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Lowe's teams with Habitat Kent to help Roosevelt Park reach neighborhood goals

by Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (habitatkent)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to contribute to the revitalization of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. Lowe’s awarded Habitat Kent a $70,000 grant to help reach the...

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Cohousing Open House and Movie Screening

by Tom Bulten (bultentom)

Submitted 04-18-2016 under

Newberry Place Cohousing Community and Boston Square Community Bikes welcome you to the neighborhood on Saturday, April 30, 2016 as part of National Cohousing Open House Day. Learn about a modern alternative to the old-fashioned neighborhood. 800...

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Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

by Stacy Stout (StacyStout)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Listening to the voices of the community and the neighbors themselves was a key theme of the 2016 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit. More than 350 people attended the Friday, March 11 event at GRPS University. If Grand Rapids is to increase...

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Mayor Bliss to hold neighborhood listening meetings following State of the City address

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Following her State of the City address tonight, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will hold Neighborhood Meetings Monday, February 8-11. Bliss says she wants to hear from residents, emphasize points from her address and answer any questions residents may have...

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Local urban sociology professor explains concerns about Heartside, gentrification

by Anne Reynolds (alreyno)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under OPINION

Anyone who spends time in downtown Grand Rapids can see obvious signs of economic resurgence, especially in the area around Monroe Center. However, looking south from Fulton Street toward the Heartside Neighborhood, the economic picture is more...

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Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

by Nicholas Garbaty (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Finally fed up with inconsiderate motorists, East Hills resident Eric Tank began assembling “Drive Slow” signs for his community. He wanted to send a message for reckless drivers, but also sees the sign as a placemaking effort: a way to...

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