Our beautiful city is more than just business

by (Annie)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids is in the news a lot lately. It has been highlighted as one of the best places to live in the U.S. As a city, we have a lot to offer; shopping, business opportunity, school, craft beer, etc… The people here are a unique...

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You've been served

by (lardiea)

Submitted 02-07-2014 under VOICES

The Rapidian is proud to present the winning essay from our Gazelle Girl writing contest. Amy Lardie will be racing in this spring's Gazelle Girl, and we wish her the best of success! As of January 2014, I became a member of the 40-44 year old...

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I'm not making this up

by (AnnaGretz)

Submitted 04-05-2013 under VOICES

Believe me, I don’t look that great without makeup. But I still don’t wear it. I’m 27 years old. My first experience with makeup was 15 years ago, in 5th grade. Like most 12-year-olds, I was forming a love-hate relationship with...

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Writing as Spiritual Practice: A Weekend Retreat for Women

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 06-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

 Join us at Dominican Center at Marywood  for a weekend of sacred rest, writing and communion with other women who love the written word. We will explore various ways in which writing can serve as spiritual practice, connecting us with our...

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Beauty salons making over the city

by (Nikki Moisan)

Submitted 03-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Choosing a beauty salon in downtown Grand Rapids can be a daunting task. In the half-mile between Sheldon Boulevard and Ionia Avenue alone, there are several to choose from. I spoke with upper management in three of these businesses to get a better...

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