The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

2010 Census Be Counted campaign makes its way to Boys & Girls Club

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Warm weather means spring is upon us, which also means April is creeping up rather quickly. Everyone knows that very special tax season deadline that falls in April, but this year another date should be marked on the calendar, the 2010 Census Day on...

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GR Historical Women walking tour gets higher turnout than expected

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 03-08-2010 under NEWS

On a beautiful Saturday morning—perfect weather for walking—more than 130 people crammed into two rooms at the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library NE) to learn about an overshadowed perspective of history in Grand Rapids: The woman's...

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After School Program Receives Hilton Grant

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 03-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

The WORD HASD After-School Tutoring Program in Grand Rapids received a grant in the amount of $2,500 from the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters (based in Los Angeles, California). The WORD HASD program is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand...

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Development in Heartside - Part II: The Business Perspective

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-01-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A collaboration between Nick Manes and Michael Tuffelmire The Heartside neighborhood has been growing out of a period of urban decay. This piece is the second of a three-part series in which Michael and I explore what Heartside residents believe are...

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Clean Sweep returns to Heartside with over 200 volunteers

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, April 24th, 2010 over 200 volunteers will remove 175 bags of trash, 50 bags of yard waste and 8 bins of recycled debris from the Heartside Neighborhood as a part of Heartside Pride Clean Sweep. Part of a decade long partnership between...

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New Vice President of Development steps up for Grand Rapids' youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

This past February, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth experienced some shifts within their Board of Directors that will hopefully help to jump start 2010. After two years of dedicated service to the organization, Michelle...

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Development in Heartside - Part I: The homeless perspective

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 02-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A collaboration between Nick Manes and Michael Tuffelmire The Heartside neighborhood has been growing out of a period of urban decay. This piece is the first of a three-part series in which Nick and I will explore what Heartside residents believe...

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Run for the Red!

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 02-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

Run. Walk. Jog. Hop. Skip. Breakdance. Whatever you do in the Fifth Third River Bank Run this year, you can do it for the Red Cross! The American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids has been selected as a Charity Partner for the 2010 Fifth Third River...

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The Jammies XI Recap: celebrating local music and community

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

The 11th Annual WYCE Jammie Awards have come and gone, and there are so many great memories from the night.  Nearly 1,200 Grand Rapidians came together to celebrate local music and to give back to their community. The awards ceremony did not...

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Saying farewell to one of our best: Steve Michael Duffy

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

On January 26, 2010, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth lost an essential part of its support network. Long time Board of Directors member Steve Duffy passed away in his home in the Dominican Republic at the age of 57.Without...

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