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Meet civic investor Jack Hoffman: Investing in a better city- through law

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Attorney Jack Hoffman may be most widely known for his public role in the ballot efforts with Decriminalize Grand Rapids (DCGR), including his public letter to the City Attorney that he published as a citizen journalist on The Rapidian. “The...

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Building city vibrancy

by (krislarson)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP Great cities can be experienced in many different ways. Upon approach, we can be visually awed at the sheer stature and silence of a skyline. Buildings stand proudly, lights twinkling, their silhouettes combining...

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Meet civic investor Derek Coppess: Investing in community creation

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Derek Coppess wasn’t always interested in developing market rate apartments in downtown Grand Rapids. Before starting 616 Development and 616 Lofts, he had purchased over 200 duplexes as rental income and was living in Byron Center. “I...

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Neighborhood churches to exhibit art

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NEWS

Beginning on April 25-26, a conference will kick off the "Who is My Neighbor" event that will feature eight downtown churches exhibiting artwork through May 11.  According to a report, the event is "an ecumenical art conference...

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Les Miserables continues to draw crowds at Civic Theatre

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 03-18-2014 under OPINION

Since the debut of the musical “Les Miserables” on February 28 at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, the community theatre has been putting on shows for packed audiences. The local production is captivating the crowd with Victor Hugo...

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Story Matters: Roxanne Buhl, Western watches significant growth around them in Heartside Neighborhood

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Jaclyn Clark, Danielle Dunn share what they love about living on Fitzhugh

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Art.Downtown. Returns with Two Great Events

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Art.Downtown. celebrates its five year anniversary in 2014 with two up coming events! Art. Downtown. is on Friday, April 11 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Avenue for the Arts is offering free admission to participants for the education event, "...

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Story Matters: Renata Horvath applies GVSU learning in urban design to work at DGRI

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Caitlin Kennon shares her love for working downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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