The Rapidian

Creston Neighborhood Association

Central District Cyclery moves to Creston neighborhood

by (srfox)

Submitted 03-30-2016 under NEWS

Nate Phelps, owner of the Central District Cyclerly bike shop newly settled in the North side, is already getting involved in the neighborhood. The shop sign went up on the new storefront March 28, making the newcomer official. However, Phelps...

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Cousins plan to turn farmhouse into Grand Rapids' first hostel

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

If all goes according to planned, Grand Rapids will see its first and only international hostel at 117 Page Street in the Creston neighborhood spring of 2015. The home, a farm house built in 1878, has been purchased by cousins and West Michigan...

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Free workshop connects residents to public safety resources

by (crestongr)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

By Diane Ensley Creston Neighborhood Association held a Public Safety workshop on April 29th at Berean Baptist Church.  The evening started with a great meal provided by the Red Jet Café. After dinner we had a great workshop discussing ways to...

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Local History: North Park Bridge

by (crestongr)

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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Local History: Creston landmarks lost to fire

by (crestongr)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under NONPROFITS

By: Pete Tabberer Fire was a constant danger to city dwellers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Buildings were of primarily lumber construction, had wooden shingle roofs and were often heated by coal. Grand Rapids had it's share of...

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Welcoming Dizzy Dog to the neighborhood

by (crestongr)

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

by (crestongr)

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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Creston's changing street names

by (crestongr)

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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Civilian Police Academy offers passport to working culture of police department

by (crestongr)

Submitted 12-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

By Elaine People asked me why I applied for the Citizen’s Police Academy. I tell them to think back to the time when neighbors looked out for each other, and how they would feel if they were robbed and no one would do anything. I have worked...

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Open Letter to Theresa Weatherall Neal, Supertintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools

by (crestongr)

Submitted 11-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Thank you for the opportunity to talk. I have lived in Northeast Grand Rapids all my life except for a couple of college years. My K-12 education was in the Grand Rapids Christian Schools; my wife also grew up in NE Grand Rapids but attended GRPS [...

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