The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

New Entrepreneurs: The Key to our Future

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 11-03-2009 under OPINION

Everybody I know is tightening their belt right now. Many have lost jobs ,and others worry about the possibility. I see less impulse spending and more talk of home cooking and low-cost entertainment.   But while there is plenty of uncertainty...

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AmeriCorps VISTA members help to supplement Boys & Girls Clubs’ development needs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-03-2009 under NONPROFITS

The current economic situation is leaving businesses and non-profits alike struggling to maintain their already-existing staff, shutting the door completely on the possibility of hiring newcomers to fill much needed positions. Thankfully, AmeriCorps...

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Who's Your Lifesaver?

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 11-03-2009 under NONPROFITS

As we go about our lives each day, we too often miss the seemingly small stories with the biggest impacts. A ride to a therapy appointment, a call to a solider overseas, learning skills in a CPR class, or the gift of a bed when your home is...

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1st Annual Steak & Burger Dinner raises $62,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of GR

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 10-29-2009 under NONPROFITS

Forty tables surrounded by caring faces and eager minds, all there to help support each other. At this year’s First Annual Steak & Burger Dinner to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth, the community stood...

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Don't Let the Flu Join Your Trick-or-Treating

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 10-29-2009 under NONPROFITS

With Halloween right around the corner, and H1N1 flu widespread across the country, the American Red Cross offers tips to help parents and children celebrate safely this year. “We don’t want anyone to go out trick-or-treating and come home sick,”...

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Meet a candidate for 3rd Ward commissioner

by (aimbo333)

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

In 1971, Volunteers In Service to America sent a young Carol Townsend to Grand Rapids. Having seen the bright lights of two big cities, Carol was bummed to be here. Early disappointment soon evolved into deep appreciation. “If I had stayed in...

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350GR - City Participates in International Day of Climate Action

by (dostafinski)

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

On Saturday, October 24th nearly 60 activists gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the 350.org International Day of Climate Action. Overall 5,200 events in 181 countries happened on the 24th, marking it as the largest day...

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4th Annual Color Their World Gala

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

Submitted 10-27-2009 under NONPROFITS

Written By: Carrie Lyzenga, Special Events Coordinator and Linda Postma, Development Director    D.A. Blodgett for Children hosted their 4th Annual Color Their World Benefit dinner on Thursday, October 8th at...

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Grand Rapids Hosts Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Tournament

by (silverman)

Submitted 10-24-2009 under NEWS

This weekend Grand Rapids played host to the Tae Park Institute's 2009 World Class Championship Tournament. Over 500 competitors both local and abroad gathered at the Ford Field House on GRCC's campus Friday and Saturday. Friday evening, the 23rd...

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Buddy Walk Event Sets Record for Funds Raised

by (DSAWM)

Submitted 10-13-2009 under NONPROFITS

BUDDY WALK HELD TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DOWN SYDROMECool Weather Cannot Keep ‘Walkers’ Away, Event Sets Record for Funds Raised The 2009 Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM) Buddy Walk took place this morning at Millennium Park....

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