The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

Change A Child's Life This Christmas!

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 11-20-2009 under NONPROFITS

Written By: Carrie Lyzenga, Special Events Coordinator & Marketing/PR Manager   D.A. Blodgett for Children has a wonderful opportunity and an important need to provide Christmas gifts to our community’s most fragile children. Many of...

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The Mitten: One Size Fits Most?

by (Ruth)

Submitted 11-19-2009 under OPINION

The Generation Y Michigan podcast on Michigan Radio and the overly optimistic pro-Michigan sentiments it's inspiring are starting to annoy me. Oversimplified arguments for pledging allegiance to Michigan willfully ignore...

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We say HEART, you say SIDE!

by (jennschaub)

Submitted 11-16-2009 under NEWS

Friday was a blur of activity, after wrapping up a wild week at work, I dashed home to get changed and then heading out for a few quick errands. Mr. Man and I only had a few minutes to stop into the gallery openings on Lake and Cherry before heading...

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The Horse Boy @ UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy opens at UICA on December 4. The film follows a Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia...

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Holiday Avenue for the Arts Market at Founders Brewing Company

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

The Avenue for the Arts Market will extend their summer session to include a Holiday event being held at Founders Brewing Company in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday November 21, 2009. The Holiday market will be an indoor, all day event, featuring...

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GR GiveCamp enlists over 100 tech volunteers to help 23 nonprofits

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under NEWS

Nonprofits are notoriously low on funds, but in the Web 2.0 age, a strong, online presence is crucial for nonprofits to connect with their donors, volunteers and community. Two years ago, developers in Dallas, TX with a penchant for social good put...

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Robinette's Wine Tasting

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under OPINION

Many Grand Rapidians have memories of day trips to Robinette's Apple Orchard. With fresh cider, apple doughnuts, gift shops, horse drawn hay rides, and plenty of other family friendly activities, they are hard to forget. One activity that tends to...

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Mix in a Little Red (Cross) with Your Holiday Green This Year

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 11-13-2009 under NONPROFITS

While we haven't even seen a glimmer of white on the ground yet, many people are already feeling the holiday spirit creep up. Get ahead of the curve this year and check "get tree" off of your eternally long “Holidays To Do” list today!When you order...

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Pedal Power! Audio Interview With a Pedicab Driver

by (silverman)

Submitted 11-10-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

On a busy night downtown people are out having a good time and enjoying an unusually warm November. The usual car traffic is buzzing throughout downtown now mixed with bicycles converted to taxis. Pedicabs are a fun and green option to get around...

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Turning time into money, helping plan 2010 Special Events

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Time is often a commodity taken for granted. The average person wants to do a bucket list full of things but usually ends up not being able to find the time. With the economy as it is today, there is no better time to commit the time to making a...

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