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Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We asked our community journalists their thoughts on writing for The Rapidian this year and the state of community news in 2017. Erica Soto: Writing for The Rapidian this year has been an unexpected and greatly rewarding experience. My passion for...

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Sharing resident voices through storytelling

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Resident engagement through storytelling can also be an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors and take ownership of their narrative and how they want to tell it. Staff at Dwelling Place, a Neighborworks member and CDC in Grand Rapids,...

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Open the Door: The art of placemaking

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Home is what you surround yourself with, what is inspiring you, and how you express yourself.”- Erika Townsley, Co-Owner and Curator of Light Gallery + Studio. Light Gallery + Studio is a place where community members and artists can...

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Open the Door: Community gardening as personal growth

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

“People should take pride in their community and treat each other with respect,” says SaRah, Community Gardener and Dwelling Place resident in Muskegon Heights. SaRah, a resident and community gardener at Roosevelt Apartments, was one...

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Catalyst Radio: Tami VandenBerg talks legalization of cannabis

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Tami VandenBerg, board member of MI Legalize, a grassroots organization working to legalize cannabis in Michigan.

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Open the Door: Resident leaders take Los Angeles

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 11-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

The NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is an invitation-only, three-day training event that aims to strengthen the voices and skills of community, resident and volunteer leaders by helping to share best practices and solutions to...

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"Free" CRT recycling is not free

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Remember the old, heavy TV or computer monitor from our childhood? Those older units used Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology to project the on-screen image. Today, most of us use a monitor or TV that uses newer flat-screen technology, yet many people...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Steve Fridsma 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. ArtPrize Team Leader for Monroe Community...

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Harmony: Community-building and the music industry panel discussions

by (Jerry Wayne Newson)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under OPINION

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the final event of ArtPrize 2017 Artist Week concluded with the event Harmony: Community-Building and the Music Industry. Harmony: Community-Building and the Music Industry was a series of panel discussions presented...

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