City, GRPD must seek independent investigations into police call recordings to rebuild public trust, transparency

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

Yesterday, after months of fighting in court, the City was forced to release 5 recorded phone conversations between Officer’s Adam Ickes, Thomas Warwick, and the now fired Lt. Michael Janiskee. These conversations were related to a November...

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Learn to tell your story on The Rapidian

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

With Labor Day Weekend past us, the start of fall is right around the corner. The Rapidian will host its first fall Community Journalism Workshop on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Library from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At this...

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Reflecting on rocking times: my experience as a GR!GR counselor

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-23-2017 under OPINION

As I hang my Polaroid pictures from drum instruction above my desk, find traces of glitter still embedded in my clothes, and count down the days til next year's camp week (it’s 356 in case you were wondering), I wanted to take time to...

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ArtPrize artist feature from UICA: Seitu Jones

by (UICA)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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We are the skyline: Reflection from our windows, our pains

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 07-05-2017 under OPINION

We all carry within us a purpose, which gives us pride in everything we are a part of. That pride is especially present in the cities we work, live, and play in. The skylines we regularly see, buildings that stretch hundreds of feet into the vibrant...

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Movies in the Park celebrates its fifth season in Ah-Nab-Awen-Park

by (Megan Sarnacki)

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

DGRI is a community-powered organization in charge of city building and place-management in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Over the years, DGRI has made it their goal to continuously enhance the experience of these events. This season, DGRI has...

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Celebrating dads, diversity at the Burton Heights reunion

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 06-15-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Sunday, June 18, families from all over the Greater Grand Rapids area are invited to Garfield Park to celebrate Father’s Day with the Burton Heights neighborhood. The Third Annual Burton Heights Reunion will begin at 12 p.m. in the park...

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Ebony Road Players to host third Annual Loving Day Celebration

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NEWS

Ebony Road Players is “a community performing arts and education company whose mission is to inspire, educate and engage the cultures of our community with high quality professional performances with a focus on the Black experience." Edye...

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