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Ethics and Religion Talk: How important is accessibility to a house of worship?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-13-2018 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: “There are many houses of worship that have great historical value that would require significant retrofitting. One also has to take into account the...

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Focus on Issues - Accessibility & Inclusion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

GRTV's Focus on Issues program recently was joined by, Adelyn VanTol, Community Organizer from Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Elizabeth Stoddard, Director of Advocacy from Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Larry Ossei-Mensah at ArtPrize 9

by (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. Larry Ossei-Mensah is a New York-based...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist at ArtPrize 9

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

Art lovers, hopeful artists and various media filled the ArtPrize Studio at the ArtPrize Hub last night on 41 Sheldon Boulevard SE, eager to hear whom this year's jurors' selected for notice among this year's entries. The Rapidian and...

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Local First aims to help businesses create community change with upcoming equity workshop

by (Local First)

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Change doesn’t come from individuals alone. At Local First, we believe that business can instigate positive change within a community. Not only does local business help create and stabilize communities, it has a major role in creating a...

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Voting for Kent County Clerk: Chris Reader focuses on accessibility

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NEWS

The Kent County Clerk works with city and township clerks to manage elections and monitor campaign finance law. The Clerk's office also maintains vital records (birth, death, and marriage) as well as Circuit Court files and property deeds. After...

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Voting for Kent County Clerk: Lisa Posthumus Lyons focuses on efficiency

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NEWS

The Kent County Clerk works with city and township clerks to manage elections and monitor campaign finance law. The Clerk's office also maintains vital records (birth, death, and marriage) as well as Circuit Court files and property...

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Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

by (Andy Guy)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The traffic congestion choking rival cities like Austin, Texas is no problem here in uber-accessible Grand Rapids. We cherish and celebrate the "get anywhere in 20-30 minutes" fact of West Michigan living. Our opportunity and...

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Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Daniel Muschiana, owner/partner of local martial arts studio Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo, continues to seek ways to integrate the healing arts into his local neighborhood. Shen Dojo was previously located in the Heartside Neighborhood on...

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Advancing mobility one walk at a time

by (tbalx)

Submitted 12-05-2014 under OPINION

An Accessibility Walk organized in late September by Chris Smit, Director of the disART Festival, is just one of the preparations for the upcoming disART Festival being held in Grand Rapids during April of 2015. The majority of any city’s...

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