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Catalyst Radio: A conversation with neighborhood executive directors in Creston and Roosevelt Park

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Submitted 04-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Hosts Kiran Sood Patel and Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard with The Rapidian welcome Megan Kruis, Executive Director of Creston Neighborhood Association and Amy Brower, Executive Director of Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association. We ask what each...

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Still in tears for our students after school walkout

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Submitted 03-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

By Kymie Spring, Community Organizer, Creston Neighborhood Association I went to City High Middle School well before Columbine or any of the massacres that followed. We felt totally safe then. Later, when I taught elementary school, we had fire...

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Catalyst Radio: New City Neighbors

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Submitted 04-14-2017 under NEWS

Host Leah Schumaker speaks with Alaina Dobkowski, Executive Director of New City Neighbors, and student staff member Rileigh Haan, about bringing employment to the youth of the Creston neighborhood, and how urban farming is changing the way we look...

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Creston Business District to welcome first Brewery

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Submitted 03-08-2016 under NEWS

The Creston Brewery team is hard at work preparing for its official opening at 1504 Plainfield Ave NE. Co-Founders Cailin Kelly, Vincent Lambert, Molly Bouwsma Schultz and Scott Schultz hope to create a space as vibrant as the Creston Neighborhood...

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Local History: North Park Bridge

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Submitted 11-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Pete Tabberer From 1884 until 1903, northern Grand Rapids and the City of Walker were connected by a wooden bridge at North Park Street. In 1903 this bridge was destroyed during flooding on the Grand River and within a year, a new “through...

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Welcoming Dizzy Dog to the neighborhood

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Submitted 08-26-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Betty Westra Located around the corner from Palmer School and down the street from the new City High, Dizzy Dog is a new enterprise with something different. Opened on April 27 of this year by Ross Rockwell, this “family friendly restaurant...

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Local food options available in Creston

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Submitted 05-29-2013 under NONPROFITS

By: Lance Kraai According to most estimates the average fruit or vegetable purchased in the US travels 1,500 miles before arriving on your plate. To put that in perspective, 1,500 miles from your quaint Creston neighborhood home will put you on the...

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After vacation to Grand Rapids over 20 years ago, artist strives for citizenship

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Submitted 05-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

For Grand Rapids-based artist Erick Picardo, a visit to the United States has turned into over a 20 year stay. The Domincan Republic native, who often identifies as Caribbean due to a shared culture with places like St. Thomas and Puerto Rico,...

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Creston's changing street names

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Submitted 01-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Michael J. Page   A Very Brief History The Village of Grand Rapids was incorporated in 1837. In the following decade, there was substantial growth. The village then became the City of Grand Rapids in 1850. At that time, the lands we call the...

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Please don't feed the ducks

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Submitted 01-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

By: Amanda One of the reasons Riverside Park is such an asset to Creston is that it provides many opportunities to view wildlife. However, we must remember to limit the human to wildlife interactions to viewing or taking pictures, not feeding. The...

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