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A Watershed Moment: Sustainability at Pilgrim Manor

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 03-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On this episode of A Watershed Moment, we hear from Carol Parsaca, Sustainability Manager for the Pilgrim Manor Retirement Community on Grand Rapids' northeast side. Parsaca leads the organization and its residents in practices that...

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A Watershed Moment: Living with a smart grid

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 02-09-2012 under NEWS

On this episode of A Watershed Moment, we hear from Dr. Ian Hiskens, the Vennema Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hiskens spoke on the panel at the Smart Grid Energy Forum hosted in January by the West Michigan...

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Catalyst Radio: Summer media camps for teens to produce music videos and modern take on Aesop's Fables

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

One of the AniJam projects from April Showers.   INTERVIEW (10:40) The CMC's own Gretchen Vinnedge and Lynn McKeown of the education department share all the cool summer camps they have planned, from teaching teens how to create their own music...

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Peace pole installation at Wealthy Theatre in honor of Dirk Koning

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NEWS

On a gray noon, the beats of Badenya caromed through Wealthy Theatre as a small crowd gathered for the Earth Day peace pole dedication ceremony. The peace pole was the closing chapter of a memorial to Dirk Koning, the first executive director of the...

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Glance at the Past - Electric Light Baths

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

In this episode of Glance at the Past, learn about the Electric Light Baths used to make people feel frisky and tan. John H. Kellogg first developed this idea to be used in his sanitarium.

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Glance at the Past - Deadly Diseases

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

A brief history of the types of diseases and number of deaths is told from Secretary Wilson's 1898 Board of Health report.

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Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 Years

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 YearsBy Erin Wilson, Theatre DirectorWealthy Theatre, in Grand Rapids, MI, designed by prolific architect Pierre Lindhout (1891-1940), turns 100 in 2011. Operated by Grand Rapids...

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First Rapidian bureau hosted by Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to launch in January

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian, a service of the Community Media Center, is partnering with Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to install a news bureau in the southwest quadrant of Grand Rapids. The Rapidian is a web-based, community driven journalism project that...

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A DIY prototype kit for Rapidian reporters - Crafters wanted!

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-16-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Last week, we were invited to set up shop at AimWest's social media confabulation, an annual conference in its second iteration that's spilling out of the gills with GR's social media savviest (read: marketers)....

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Wireless Internet for Low Income Residents of Grand Rapids

by (grcmc)

Submitted 11-12-2010 under NONPROFITS

UPDATE: This program is no longer available. For those who haven’t heard, Clear is the new kid in town for high-speed wireless Internet access. “Bringing the 4G service to Grand Rapids has been in the works for some time” said...

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