Curator Spotlight: Forms of Production, Courtney Jones

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ever since high school, I’ve known Courtney Jones to be a Jack (or rather, Jill) of all trades. She has always found enduring ways to perpetuate the use of a functional body, whether in work, school or recreation. Over the years, she has held...

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#MyWin: Shelley Irwin

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

A win is a small triumph.  A personal victory.  A success that's all your own.  It's being able to fit into your favorite jeans, getting your confidence to get back out on the court, being able to exercise after surgery...

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Snowy Doings Within Grand Rapids Bounds

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 01-09-2015 under OPINION

To those who find contentment in deeply breathing Michigan’s fresh, icy air, happy to frolic outside over these winterous months — trust that you’re not alone in your bliss! Grab a friend and slide on over to one of these...

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SiTE:LAB to host ArtPrize exhibition preview to benefit The Rapidian

by (SiTE-LAB)

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

What do you get when you combine passionate people with a common belief and lots of drive? You get the likes of SiTE:LAB and The Rapidian. One is an all-volunteer, nonprofit arts group that hosts temporary art installations in previously vacant and...

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My Furnace Adventure: Part three

by (crestongr)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

   By: Sharon Zils There is a position called the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist at the Community Development Department. They are trained to know what to do, when to do it, and most importantly, to assist the homeowner with any...

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Meet civic investor Ben Oliver: Investing in voice

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-18-2014 under VOICES

Prior to his move to Grand Rapids, civic investor Ben Oliver attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. “During my time there I was focused on getting good grades, developing my intellect and discovering myself and my personal...

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National headliner comic to perform at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Comedian Fortune Feimster is known to be one of the most sought after and electrifying performers in comedy. After selling out two shows at the Wealthy Theatre during LaughFest 2013, Feimster returns to Grand Rapids on Friday, June 20 as part of her...

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Changes in motion: how running transformed me

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-09-2014 under VOICES

Four months of training have passed and over 100 miles have been logged. As Sunday, April 13, quickly approaches, I have feelings of nervousness and anticipation. When I registered for the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, I did so with the intention of...

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ArtPrize 2013: Nichole Riley on art and empathy

by (KHolton)

Submitted 09-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Fall is here and so is ArtPrize 2013: nineteen exciting days for Grand Rapids with seasoned and new ArtPrize contestants displaying their work side by side. For some, like Nichole Riley, ArtPrize 2013 will be the first time they display their art in...

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