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Global Infusion

Pickle-making as placemaking

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

[Editor's note] This week, The Rapidian welcomes Eric Tank to our team as our new Place Matters Content Coordinator. We're excited to have him join us, and thought you should have a chance to get to know him and his thoughts on placemaking...

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Global Infusion owners open up about shop's origins and future

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“Well, we make the best chai in this city... but that really goes without saying,” jokes Joana Hively, co-owner of local fair trade shop Global Infusion. Hively and her best friend Beth Grilley have co-owned Global Infusion since they...

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Annual Refugee art auction to be held at Bar Divani

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 11-01-2012 under NEWS

“[Art Without Borders] is a fundraiser and awareness event. We want people to know that there are refugees in their community and to know why [refugees] are here,” says Kate Law, Marketing and Communication Specialist at Bethany...

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East Hills food tour promotes local food and businesses

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Tasty Adventures Food Tours, a new project created by Greenville native Ruth Rittersdorf, provides a unique experience for Grand Rapidians who are looking to explore different possibilities for local food. Rittersdorf guides participants on foot...

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Refugees connect and contribute to the community through Rhododendron Crafts

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 03-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Jessica Ennis met Bhutanese-Nepali refugees Dik Bir and Dil Maya Powdyel about a year ago through the New Neighbor Program at Bethany Christian Services, where she volunteers as an AmeriCorps Vista member. The first time she visited the Powdyels’...

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