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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating 150th anniversary The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 150th birthday, it announced Thursday. Since 1871, the GRPL has provided the community with its services,...

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Passing the Mic: Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association answers, "How are you preserving your neighborhood's unique history and stories?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-30-2020 under VOICES

Amy Brower, Executive Director of Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "In the midst of all this fast moving change and planning for the future, how are they . . . still preserving some of...

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Passing the Mic: Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association answers, "How can neighborhood associations help improve community-police relations?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-16-2020 under VOICES

Annette Vandenberg, Executive Director at West Grand Neighborhood Organization, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "The one thing that we're working on right now is how we as neighborhood associations can be the bridge to...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne released a draft of the department's three-year strategic plan on Friday, which aims to improve police-...

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Virtual Heartside Walking Tours make Local History Fun and Accessible

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

“While I ride my bike down the street, I look up at the buildings. You look at the buildings differently after you hear what Caroline, the program’s tour guide has said,” remarks former college professor and owner of GR Paddling...

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Adoptee finds healing in lifelong journey through sharing story, seeking community

by (Adoptees Connect)

Submitted 10-09-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

I often compared myself to a puzzle piece. At the beginning of my life, I went missing outside of the box, feeling like I don’t fit anywhere, unique to one puzzle somewhere out there, waiting to be placed back in perfect position. ...

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Baxter's Threads Sewing Class proudly presents fourth Biennial Quilt Show

by (Baxter Communit...)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Baxter Community Center’s Threads Sewing Class proudly presents the fourth Biennial Quilt Show. This exclusive Quilt Show Event features excellent historical and personal stories. This year’s quilt show’s theme is “A...

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Neighbors reflect on history of mining, dumps on Westside

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Living on the westside of Grand Rapids has always had its own unique pride and challenges. There was a time before gentrification when many residents felt the westside was not important to the city. There was a time when the city used it as a dump...

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UICA hosts founder of Jim Crow Museum to discuss race, art

by (UICA)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts features gallery exhibitions of work from regional, national and international artists throughout the year and hosts a range of events including concerts, performance art, artist receptions and gallery talks...

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Premiere of WMCAT student-produced documentary will highlight local social justice and equity

by (wmcat)

Submitted 02-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maybe you’ve cranked the volume up while listening to the latest post-breakup song, or you’ve listened to a song in remembrance of your childhood years or deceased loved ones; No matter what emotion you may be experiencing, music has the...

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