The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

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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Sidewalk Chalk Flood in downtown Grand Rapids

by (moorekat)

Submitted 06-15-2010 under NEWS

With Rosa Parks Circle at the center, chalk art spread throughout downtown Grand Rapids during Sunday afternoon's Sidewalk Chalk Flood. Organizer Rob Bliss passed out thousands of pieces of chalk to an estimated 3,000 happy artists who came to lay...

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Super Happy Funtime Burlesque going on national tour, fundraise at Electric Cheetah

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 06-14-2010 under NEWS

Super Happy Funtime Burleque is a Grand Rapids based ragtag group of talented performers who bring action and entertainment to the people all around the West Michigan area. Known for pushing the restrictions on stripping, and stepping on the toes of...

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Public Invited to 14th Annual DIA Events

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 06-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) is sponsoring two inspiring and life-changing events that are part of the DIA's 14th Annual Gathering of Dominican Artists: 1) A retreat for artists and those who appreciate art;...

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Moped accident results in signficant injuries

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-07-2010 under NEWS

At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, Matthew Russell was headed west on Fulton on his way home to Grandville. It was pouring rain, and according to Russell, who was riding his moped, he was edged over by a vehicle in the right lane and...

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Camp O'Malley gets ready to open its cabin doors to a great summer

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Privilege is a word that many people may not associate with summer camp. The idea of sending a child away for a week or more of summer enrichment in education, the arts, sports, etc. does not seem like an unusually unique act, but think about that...

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Glance at the Past - Beer Comes to Grand Rapids

by (WYCE)

Submitted 05-27-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

John Pannel and Christoph Kusterer tap Grand Rapids' first kegs.

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Digital Crops Harvested in Michigan

by (grtechpart)

Submitted 05-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

 I (Doug) spent a couple of hours last Thursday (20-May-10) with Loren Koeman at his office and consulting business of the same name: The Koeman Group. Now to be transparent I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to get out of our meet.  I...

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The Michigan Cultural Data Project comes to Grand Rapids to help arts and culture organizations make the mark they deserve

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

At every presentation about the Cultural Data Project (CDP), people gasp at what it can do - at every one of the fifteen talks across the state. And now, after two years of work by a dedicated team, this valuable tool is available in Michigan. If...

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