The Rapidian


East Hill resident seeks to increase female presence in bike culture

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

To Johannah Jelks, women and biking should go hand in hand. The union of the two comprises the driving force behind her campaign, She Rides Her Own Way, which will culminate in a new hub on the web for bike advocacy and retail. The site is due for...

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Terra GR's Restaurant Week fundraiser sends 2,000 meals to neighbors in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

For Terra GR Restaurant, this was a very good week. “This was the most successful Restaurant Week we’ve had to date,” said general manager Chris McDonald. “Guest satisfaction, the menu we put together, the partnership we had...

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Terra GR teams up with Food Bank to fight hunger during Restaurant Week

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is a city that appreciates a good meal. But what about those in our community who don’t have enough to eat, period? Terra GR hasn’t forgotten about them, and even as the Eastown restaurant showcases their finest locally...

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Take a fresh look at Uptown

by (chadsystma)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last week I bumped into an old friend and his family in Eastown. It was somewhat shocking to both of us that it had been almost 10 years since we had last connected in person. We joked how typical it’s become for the gravity of work and kids...

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How Bazaar: Annual community event returns to Eastown

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-23-2015 under NEWS

Over 80 local artists and makers will gather along Wealthy Street this Saturday for a free event that celebrates creativity. Eastown’s Bizarre Bazaar will return with its annual street fair this June 27 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastown’s...

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Bizarre Bazaar

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under

Eastown Bizarre Bazaar features local artists, potters, sculptors, and jewelry designers in the heart of Eastown. Eastown Bizarre Bazaar is June 27th, 9am-5pm. This event is hosted by the Eastown Community Association and the Eastown Business...

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Eastown's annual Picnic in the Park to plant 15 new trees

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association (ECA) is hosting its annual Picnic in the Park on Saturday, May 9 at Sigsbee Park. This year, they are starting off the day by partnering with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to plant 15 trees...

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Think globally, act locally with ECA's "Dig Into Spring" event in celebration of Earth Day

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association invites you to “Dig into Spring” on April 18 from 1-4 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day 2015. All are invited to join the Eastown community for a series of workshops at the Wilcox Park Shelter, covering...

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Picnic in the Park

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-09-2015 under

An annual event for Eastown residents, business owners, and supporters to work together to beautify an Eastown park and to celebrate community. Volunteers will work to clean Sigsbee Park from 9 – 11 a.m. and will be treated to a free lunch...

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Temporary ice rinks to open in Wilcox, Cherry Parks

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

This coming weekend two Uptown city parks will host opening celebrations of temporary ice skating rinks.  On Saturday, January 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cherry Park in East Hills there will be hot chocolate, coffee and snacks provided for residentsn...

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