The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

Rapidian seeking NPO partners for news bureaus

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 07-13-2010 under NONPROFITS

  As the Rapidian nears its first birthday, we are looking to extend The Rapidian to new audiences and engage new voices. The cornerstone of this initiative is the plan to seed and help launch unique new bureaus. The Rapidian will provide tools...

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Glance at the Past - Fulton Street Cemetery

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The history of Grand Rapids' early burial plot, established in 1838.

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Essilor USA gives free eye exams and sends Club members home with new name brand glasses

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sight is an important sense that sometimes gets mistreated due to financial setbacks, but on June 8 Essilor USA, the world’s leader in ophthalmic lenses came to Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth to give free eye exams and...

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Ping Pong playing on the streets helps raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

With five dollars, Grand Rapids passer bys were able to stop and play a quick game of table tennis (or ping pong) and local business, CPPR, was on its way to helping raise awareness about table tennis and raising funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of...

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Three Club members earn themselves new iPods

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth Club members, Brenda, Marshawnna, and Keshawnna earned themselves a trip to the Apple Store at Woodland Mall on May 27th. Brenda was winner of the Steil Club Power Hour program with 583...

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Yippie-ki-yeahoo!

by (jennschaub)

Submitted 07-01-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Since I just got done loading up all of my pictures from June I had the harsh realization that 1/3 of summer is OVER! (small panic) and frankly while it has been chock full of  Grand Rapids goodness I really need to get my butt in gear to make...

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July 2 is HERO NIGHT at GRAM on the Green/DowntownGR Bazaar: Great Fun for Families!

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 07-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

The GR Firefighters are parking Engine No. 7 at Rosa Parks Circle from 5-7pm on Friday, July 2 for an up close and personal look at the big red truck.  The crew will be on hand to meet families and hand out coloring books that have fire safety...

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Running Bare: The Shoe-free Running Phenomenon

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It is said, the best part of snow skiing is taking off the boots. There are runners that feel the same way about running shoes. Over the past few decades, running shoes have developed from thin, flat and barely cushioned footwear to very supportive...

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New event brings new faces and donors to a great cause: Grand Rapids youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

With 28 golfers and 10 straight hours of golfing, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC) was able to raise over $12,000 to aid in providing positive academic programming for Grand Rapids’ youth. The 100 Holes Challenge...

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South East Area Farmer's Market gets a new home

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-22-2010 under OPINION

Summer is here and that means many of us in the City of Grand Rapids are enjoying one of our favorite pastimes; visiting our local farmer's market. The local farmer's market can be an invaluable asset to the community. It is no secret that urban...

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