The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

Treetops Collective welcomes residents to meet refugee neighbors at new storefront

Submitted 11-17-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Treetops Collective's founders invited city residents to visit their new retail store. Located on Division Avenue, the store sold items produced by refugee women.

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Equity Service Policy passed without new measures for GRPD

Submitted 11-16-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, while most community memebers voiced their support for the measure as being a step in the right direction, many also expressed their concern over the Grand Rapids Police Department being left largely outside the purview of the new Equal Protection Policy.

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WYCE to celebrate 18th annual Bubble Bash

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Prepare your Christmas cheer while supporting volunteer-powered radio in your West Michigan community on December 21, 2017.

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Three highlights for Small Business Saturday

Submitted 11-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we enter another holiday season here are some thoughts on local spending from businesses along Division Avenue.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Mandy Cano Villalobos

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mandy Cano Villalobos is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans performance, drawing, installation and fiber art. She was raised throughout the southeastern United States, and currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Have breakfast with Santa at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 11-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tickets include breakfast with Santa, a free planetarium show “Let it Snow,” admission to the Brain: The World Inside Your Head exhibit and general admission for the day.

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Viewing the Grand Rapids Police Department as a volunteer

Submitted 11-13-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

My view of the Grand Rapids Police Department changed once I got involved.

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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents King Lear at the Dog Story Theater

Submitted 11-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

King Lear follows the title character as he attempts to divide his kingdom among his three daughters.

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"Dark Beer, Dark Side" returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The museum, in partnership with Brewery Vivant, will once again host Dark Beer, Dark Side on Friday, November 24, 2017. Tickets include three beer samples, general admission, and the evening's planetarium show.

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Local artist feature from UICA: Lauren Witvoet

Submitted 11-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Lauren Witvoet is a self taught artist born and raised in Grand Rapids. Witvoet is fascinated and most inspired by the clothing designs out of those campy teen movies from the 1980’s and early 90’s. Witvoet loves a good bright colored bold print.

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