The Rapidian

Grand Rapids

Eastown Street Fair 2009

by (silverman)

Submitted 09-19-2009 under NEWS

For the last 36 years Eastown has turned Wealthy street from Atlas to Lake Drive into a cultural mecca, this year they've out done themselves. Organized by the Eastown Community Association, local business, restauraunts, artist and musicians get...

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Grand Rapids Flaunts Variety With Super Happy Funtime Burlesque

by (drewsa9)

Submitted 09-18-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Is Grand Rapids prepared to strip down to the bare essentials? Ready or not, the Grand Rapids art scene has grown to include revealing the unclothed human body paired with provocative social and political commentary. Residents of West Michigan...

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Six Dominican Sisters - 420 Years of Service

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

The six Sisters you see in this interview have accumulated 420 years in service to others. You will enjoy their seriously thoughtful, and occasionally humorous, reflections on religious life and individual ministries over each Sister’s seventy years...

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Aussie Rules ArtPrize

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 09-16-2009 under OPINION

The recent conversion to digital broadcast television has tripled my television viewing options from one PBS station to three PBS channels. I do not watch much TV but, occasionally, I flip it on to turn off my brain. Finding the right fodder to...

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ArtPrize piece catches fire in Cathedral Square

by (John Eisenschenk)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

(Video) Michael Glenn Monroe was welding his The Sharing Tree (fondly known as "Woody") Project for ArtPrize at the Cathedral Square near the Catholic Central High School when the tree caught fire around 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2009. See his...

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Creative Class Agitprop

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under OPINION

They have been yelling it from the mountains for a few years now, that the Creative Class will dominate the New Economy. Richard Florida crafted this argument through demographics and statistics and it reached the ears of politicos and...

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Everyday Profiles: John R. Ziemann, Community Education Organizer to Photographer

by (Cindy Bouma)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

John Ziemann was living in Tucson, AZ in 1995 when he was presented with a dilemma. Work was no longer enjoyable and he was facing a downsizing from a career he loved and that had defined much of his adult life. It was then a friend mentioned that...

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Love thy Rapidian

by (Molz Photography)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under OPINION

Love Thy Rapidian - Love Thy Neighbor, they basically mean the same thing. Your neighbor is your fellow Rapidian. Not always necessarily those which live within the same proximity of each other, but those you pass each day while rushing to work,...

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