The Rapidian


Yoga at the Market

by (Suydamsa)

Submitted 11-07-2014 under

  Long Day? Feeling Stressed? We hear ya.  Do yourself a favor and come unwind your body and mind.  Hatha/Vinyasa style - intended to gradually increase flexibility, strength, balance, and range of motion through guided postures,...

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Downtown day camp provides kids opportunity to shape our city

by (lwells)

Submitted 11-05-2014 under VOICES

It wasn’t the layers of grime on my son’s face and clothes or the continuous recap of a day spent on the farm at Blandford. Nor was it the tie-dyeing of t-shirts or Friday afternoon vegetable sale that stirred something inside me about...

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Getting connected

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP Last week, a local media outlet ran a story with a quote that read, “Not everybody is excited about walking a few blocks to and from their workplace.” Contextually, the quote referenced a Downtown...

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GR Forward seeks public input about downtown, Grand River corridor

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

On Friday, October 17, GR Forward will host its first open house event in the CWD building at 50 Louis Street downtown. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. with activities designed to garner feedback about the future of the Grand...

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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize wrapped up, there’s jovial wonderment for the arts lingering that filled the streets and a community brought together, but the excitement of ArtPrize will become merely a fleeting, ephemeral moment for most in little time....

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37th Annual Hispanic Festival brings beats, eats, culture back to Calder Plaza

by (Hispanic-Center)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is holding its 37th annual Hispanic Festival September 5th and 6th in Calder Plaza, Downtown Grand Rapids.  The event will run from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm on both days, and is free and open to the public....

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Vendor Spotlight: Eliza Fernand

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Stumbling upon Eliza Fernand’s booth at The Market on First Fridays, I was instantly captivated by the unique forms and shapes that she creates with ceramics. From geometric vessels to casts of leaves, pinecones, jars, and honeybears, all of...

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Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, August 1, vendors, musicians, food trucks and entertainers will flock to South Division for a festive, spirited evening of music and handmade goods. Following a successful turnout in June, The Market on First Fridays returns with even...

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Vendor Spotlight: George Wietor

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

At The Market on First Fridays in June, I could have stayed at the Issue Press booth for hours flipping through the multitude of handprinted artist books. The cover graphics were clean and minimalist and the collection of artists were carefully...

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Story Matters: Eric Curry encourages positivity, community involvement

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-14-2014 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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