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Story Matters: Stephanie Mabie talks Abe Lincoln and zombies in Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-05-2013 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 asked...

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Story Matters: Three-year-old Charlie discusses his favorite steam park

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-05-2013 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 asked...

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Story Matters: Michael Johnson shares how Grand Rapids is a hidden gem

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-29-2013 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 asked...

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Don't mean a thing if it ain't got...

by (Tommy Allen)

Submitted 08-14-2013 under OPINION

If you love it, you must fund it. It is that simple.  This city and region has got by for far too long- and has had a long, good run- with FREE. The realities of producing events in cities are that cities are messy, chaotic and on rare...

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Harvard leader in urban planning, waterfront restoration to share keys to success

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Alex Krieger, known for his expertise and experience in the areas of urban planning and waterfront restoration and author of Remaking the Urban Waterfront, will be visiting Grand Rapids this Thursday for the Downtown Speaker Series "Growth...

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Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

Open applications are currently being accepted for citizens interested in being a Certified Tourism Ambassador. The first public class to become a Certified Tourism Ambassodors (CTA) will occur this August 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the...

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Downtown Development Authority approves parklet amendment

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-10-2013 under NEWS

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has approved an amendment to include the design, fabrication and installation of parklets as an eligible expense in the Streetscape Improvement Incentive Program’s guidelines. The amendment is the first...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Anthony Lazar

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 07-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for July is Anthony Lazar.  Here is a little about the artist, in his own words:   ‘My name is Anthony Lazar, but they call me Tony.  I have just turned 50 years old and have been an iron worker for 25 years...

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Festival of the Arts to celebrate creativity, community

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-06-2013 under NEWS

The Festival of the Arts provides plenty of opportunities for gazing at local intriguing works of art while listening to local live music with locally made food in hand. This year some new and exciting things are put into the mix. The Circle Stage...

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Daughter of President Gerald R. Ford speaks at Heart Ball

by (Cass LaMacchia)

Submitted 06-06-2013 under NEWS

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and Mrs. Betty Ford, spoke of her family's shared battle against heart disease on Tuesday evening during the American Heart Association’s 2013 Heart Ball. The JW Marriot ballroom held...

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