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A Liminal Place: a reflection on Shen Dojo's Free Radical event

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

  To celebrate fall the Avenue for the Arts hosts a community based art show called Free Radical. Now entering the 11th year, Free Radical events feature emerging and cutting edge artists in nontraditional spaces and cultivate conversations....

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There goes the fear

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kris Larson Downtowns across the country, including Grand Rapids, have seen a remarkable resurgence of investment and utilization over the past 20 years. National trends in population growth have since confirmed that urban areas are now...

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Story Matters: Iyleshia Beal, Sky and Ryan Martinez share what they love about visiting downtown Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2013 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. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Story Matters: Jenna Morton shares experience working downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2013 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. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Osgood Brewing Co. brings first craft brewery, gourmet pizzeria to Grandville

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 10-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grandville brewery, which opened September 5, is adding variety to the local restaurant fare. The first brewery in the area, Osgood Brewing Company's opening days have presented them with some hurdles to overcome. Ron Denning, Grandville...

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ArtPrize Venue Cathedral Square: Worth the Trip

by (bridgette.mcgee)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under OPINION

Cathedral Square, located at the corner of Sheldon Boulevard and Division Avenue, just a few blocks south of the city center. This ArtPrize venue and voter registration station encompasses a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, stained glass,...

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Story Matters: Dale Schipper recommends river, breweries downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2013 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. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Circus career for long-time ringmaster more than pursuit of happiness

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're doing a disservice to ourselves with this new religion of happy," says Johnathan Lee Iverson, face and ringmaster of the Ringling Bros. Circus. He performs with animals and acrobats for thousands of viewers while wearing...

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Story Matters: Paul DeBartolo remembers Herpolsheimers, wants to live downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2013 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. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project...

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Story Matters: Amber has fond memories of fireworks downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2013 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. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project...

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