The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

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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Love, Fashion: A Love Inspired Fashion Show

by (Jewly Warren)

Submitted 02-13-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A group of students from Grand Rapids Community College have proven secondhand can be the answer. Thursday night, the Fashion Show Production Class from Grand Rapids Community College showed shoppers how trendy it is to shop at the Salvation Army....

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Advancing Youth Development workshop unites community to help support youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

At the end of 2009, three local organizations came together to facilitate a training session to improve Grand Rapids’ youth development strategies. The Advancing Youth Development (AYD) course provided participants with the opportunity to gain a...

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West Michigan Environmental Action Council Hosting "Tapped" the movie.

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 02-09-2010 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, February 11 at 6:30pm the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will be hosting a screening of Tapped at the Wealthy Theater. Tapped is a film by Stephanie Soechtig who worked on the Planet Earth series. It is produced...

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Everyone in The Pool: February Swim Challenge

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-08-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Training for any sport takes a tremendous amount of dedication, persistence, time and energy. Making a commitment to train every single day notches that up and makes it more than training - it becomes a challenge.Each February for the last four...

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Windmill building in Eastown being put to use

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It is always nice to see a local business go into a building that is vacant; such is the case of 1436 Wealthy, a building shaped like a windmill. It sits across the street from Yesterdog in Eastown. For years, the building was occupied by ...

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Rock Out for Haiti

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 01-27-2010 under NONPROFITS

Even two weeks after the 7.3 earthquake that flattened Port-au-Prince, the shocking images coming in from Haiti still seem seared on our minds. Thousands dead, thousands more homeless, hungry and thirsty. In the face of such devastation, what can...

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A creative way to increase your return this tax season

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm recently signed an extension to continue the tax credit for vehicles donated to charitable organizations. This tax credit is incentive for people to donate their motorized vehicles to local...

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Seidman Club Director carries on a Youth Commonwealth tradition of caring

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College recently announced the winners of their annual Giants Awards. This year, Seidman Boys & Girls Club Director Mike Remo will be joining the many prestigious...

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Motivated Union High School junior prepares for Michigan Youth of the Year Competition

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

Club members from the Steil and Seidman Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids recently submitted applications for this year’s Youth of the Year scholarship competition. After reviewing applications and holding interviews, This January, Cesar Vargas...

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