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ARTcation

by (UICA)

Submitted 05-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

ARTcation is a community wide collaboration between arts and humanities organizations that use downtown Grand Rapids as a learning laboratory. By combining our resources, we provide students with free programming that supports multi-sensory...

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Sister Thomasine Bugala OP

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-12-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sister Thomasine Bugala OP died Tuesday May 11, 2010 at the age of 83 after 58 years as a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sister Thomasine taught the German language at Aquinas College for many years. Each summer for over 20...

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Seven Grand Rapids Dominicans Among Thousands in Manhattan Peace Activities

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Seven Grand Rapids Dominicans--Mary Pat Beatty, Carol Gilbert, Barbara Hansen, Ardeth Platte, Jean Reimer, Alice Wittenbach and Lucianne Siers--gathered in Manhattan's uptown during rush hour on April 30th to begin three days of activities...

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River Bank Runner: Steve Schoon

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 05-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is less than a week away and most runners are tapering off their training and planning to "carb up" on Friday. Nervousness kicks in before a race and to that end, race organizers provide 110 porta-potties and 13.6...

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Urban Pharm helping to reverse tide of urban decay

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 05-03-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

There are Grand Rapidians who want rental property kept to a minimum on their street because landlords could let their rental properties slip into an unacceptable condition. In fact, absentee landlords had a part in the decline of many...

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The Automobile and Us - Part V: Did the car ever make sense?

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 04-30-2010 under OPINION

This is the last part of a five-part series that explores the effects of the automobile on us as a population and on Grand Rapids. This segment shows what automobile trends GR shares with the nation. Over the course of the twentieth century,...

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Local Boys & Girls Club Teen Set to Receive College Scholarship

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 04-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

Cesar Vargas, a two-year member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, traveled to Ann Arbor this past weekend to compete for the title of Michigan Youth of the Year. During the competition, he attended the “Recipe for...

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Running The River Bank: Amelia Rhodes

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 04-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

When some 20,000 runners and walkers depart from Grand Rapids as part of the Fifth Third River Bank Run on Saturday, May 8 the weather is always a source of wonder and concern. Some years it is hot (for Michigan) in the mid 70s. Other years it...

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Running The River Bank: Matthew Riegler

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 04-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Downtown Grand Rapids will be packed with runners on Saturday, May 8 for the 33rd running of the Fifth Third River Bank Run. Originally a 25k (15.6 mile) road race, the event has now expanded to include 10k (6.2 mile) and  5k (3.1 mile) run and...

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The Automobile and Us - Part II: The automobile's detrimental toll on community life

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 04-21-2010 under OPINION

This is part two of a five-part series that explores the effects of the automobile on Grand Rapids.  In this part, we will explore how communities have been affected socially and physically by the car. We will also see how our downtown area...

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