The Rapidian

In Season: September 23, 2017

Submitted 09-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produced products available at your local farmers markets.

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D.A. Blodgett St. John's supports community youth regardless of their background

Submitted 09-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett St. John's helps children and empowers families by providing safety, advocacy and support.

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Institute for Global Education hosts Week of Peace events

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the last seven years the Institute for Global Education has commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st.

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Experience ArtPrize 9 at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Located both indoors and outdoors, this year’s art installations at the Market feature artists hailing from as far away as Paris, China and New Zealand, alongside several artists from Michigan, including Godwin Heights Public Schools students.

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Local artist Stafford Smith exhibits new artwork at Studio 341

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Trapped Between Memory and Desire is on display at Studio 341 and will be open on weekends.

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Michael Peoples

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Michael Peoples is a self-taught artist whose works reflect on the cultural history of the Midwest with a comedic bend. Each work explores the significance of number, color, and form upon cognitive and emotional experience. Perchance to Dream reflects the idea of food as memory.

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Lipstick Jodi will release its debut album September 28

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lipstick Jodi Band members Karli Morehouse, Luke Rockhold, Jamie Baarman and Camille Hoorn deliver a new upbeat sound to Grand Rapids music lovers.

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Woodcock making impressive return

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Although lesser known, the American woodcock is an important species to track when managing Michigan’s important wildlife habitats.

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Grand Rapids Ballet dances its way to ArtPrize Nine

Submitted 09-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

This September 22nd to the 24th, check out the Grand Rapids Ballet’s ArtPrize Nine submission piece, “Beethoven’s 5th Symphony,” as they perform around downtown at four different locations.

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Call for entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition at Meijer Gardens

Submitted 09-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is accepting entries for the annual Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does religious freedom mean exemption from the law?

Submitted 09-18-2017 under OPINION

Proponents of "religious freedom" say that they should not be required to comply with laws that compel them to violate their religion (i.e., Obamacare requiring payment for birth control) divorce, contraception, abortion, marriage

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In Season: Sept 16, 2017

Submitted 09-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produced products available at your local farmers markets.

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Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian celebrates eighth birthday

Submitted 09-15-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian marks its eighth birthday on Friday, September 15, 2017. The Rapidian is also joined by Rabbi Krishef during this episode to talk about the Ethics and Religion Talk column.

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

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

The City and the Chief have known about these phone calls and their content for going on a year now. Yet they delayed in condemning the actions of the officers, repeatedly fought FOIA requests for the phone calls, and they didn't fire the involved officers.

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Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing

Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing that fits their lifestyle or needs

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Grand Rapids Symphony opens season with celebrated violinist Sarah Chang and Ravel's Bolero

Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Music Director Marcelo Lehninger opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 season with guest violinist Sarah Chang, Ravel's Bolero, music from 'West Side Story,' and a world premiere inspired by the Ozark Mountains

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Celebrating eight years of community-powered storytelling

Submitted 09-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Rapidian is proud to celebrate its eighth birthday this month. We're asking for your help to power eight more years of the platform. Visit therapidian.org/donate to give today.

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First Generation Student: College life

Submitted 09-12-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Each new student has a number of opportunities to get involved in college life and to use their experiences for better learning and networking.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss, Managing Director of Public Services discuss Our City Academy

Submitted 09-11-2017 under NEWS

Tom Almonte, the city's Managing Director of Public Services, will be the guest on the September 11 episode of City Connection.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Senior relationships

Submitted 09-11-2017 under OPINION

I am a women who just turned 60. I have a male friend who will be 50 very soon. We have been friends for 15 years. It has been a bittersweet relationship. But we have learned a lot of lessons through our mistakes, and I thank God that we have always found our way back to each other.

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