The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

Holiday "Snow Buddies" from Younkers stores help raise money for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Whether sledding or skating, winter fun is always doubled when enjoying it with a friend. And Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., who operates Bergner’s, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Parisian and Younkers, wants to...

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West Michigan TACO BELL Hosts Coat Drive for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Bring in any new or gently used coat to a participating West Michigan Taco Bell and receive a FREE Combo!   Grand Rapids, MI: The local Taco Bell owners in Western Michigan will be collecting coats in almost 50 local Taco Bell restaurants...

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Unique Opportunity to Improve Personal Leadership Ability

by (Center for Comm...)

Submitted 12-07-2009 under NONPROFITS

For more than 20 years, the Center for Community Leadership (CCL) has helped community members become community leaders through its Leadership Grand Rapids program. In 2007, CCL identified the need for a skills-based leadership development program...

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Be Red Cross Ready: Ashley's Story

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 12-07-2009 under NONPROFITS

It was the night before Thanksgiving and one of our Red Cross staff members, Ashley, was having dinner with some friends at Olga’s. She had been sitting with her friends for a few minutes when she heard a woman yell out, “Help me — help him!”Ashley...

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More than just a Thanksgiving meal thanks to Saint Stephens

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NONPROFITS

Article written by Sara Schneider It is about having a family. It is about stuffing empty tummies to the brim. It is about giving, and last Tuesday, Saint Stephens Church gave Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids the perfect definition of...

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Youth development programs that really make an impact

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NONPROFITS

What exactly is “Youth Development”? How do you know that programs serving youth are really making an impact?Youth Development programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. Programs must be structured with a...

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Too Far From Home: Refugees in Grand Rapids

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 11-30-2009 under NONPROFITS

Imagine you have been torn apart from everything you know and love. Your home is destroyed and your family is torn apart by armed soldiers. Now, years later, you wonder where your family members are, questioning if they are even alive.   For a...

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Chance Jones LP release

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 11-28-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

On Friday, November 27th, local band Chance Jones released The Incident at Primrose and West LP, yes, they released it on vinyl, at The Intersection. It's available on CD and for digital download as well. The band played two sets, the latter of the...

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Turkey Throwdown and What Rapidians are Thankful About

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-23-2009 under NEWS

About 90 people gathered on November 23 for a noon potluck outside the Monroe Center Biggby Coffee www.biggby.com. Organized by Danny Beckett, Cindy Grace and Lisa Lehmann people from all over downtown gathered to meet, greet and eat. Participants...

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WOTS: Get up, get out, get Art, all weekend long!

by (jennschaub)

Submitted 11-20-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Word on the Street is a semi-regular weekend update. It is published on Facebook, through the email and it makes its permanent home on G-RAD. You can post feedback in either place or, of course, send me an email at… [email protected] ....

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