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Voting 101: Getting clear about rights, responsibilities at polls

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids will be holding Primary Elections on August 4 and City General Elections on November 3. With the Primaries drawing closer, questions like photo ID requirements, employee rights to leave work and whether or not your...

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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has wards, precincts, neighborhoods and quadrants. This can be sometimes be confusing. Understanding what wards and precincts are, and how they differentiate from neighborhoods and quadrants, is important for local elections. Wards are...

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Mayoral debate to combine citizen questions, co-moderator leadership

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center is hosting a mayoral debate on July 15, 2015 at the Wealthy Theater. The mayoral candidates debating are Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard Lee. The...

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Grand Rapids Public Library hosts exhibit featuring history of local cartoonists

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Cartoonists of Grand Rapids exhibit uncovers a rich history of local cartoonists biographies and artwork, and will be available at the free event that runs from July 1 until August 15 at the Grand Rapids Public Library Downtown Branch (111...

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Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

What was once an espionage-themed doughnut shop has evolved into a modern pastry store and hangout. Located at 117 Division Ave S, Propaganda Doughnuts provides a more open environment for its consumers and community than its previous iteration....

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New food co-op forming in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-16-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new food cooperative, the Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative (GRFCI), is forming and “working to start a community owned, cooperative grocery store in the heart of Grand Rapids.” The development board includes Linda Jones,  ...

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Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

by (Local First)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Local First will hold their 12th annual Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, on Saturday, June 6 outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight. In addition to a long and varied music set, there will also be Founders beer, local...

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks will be holding their second annual bicycle festival and fundraiser event "Crank" on Saturday, May 30 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Spoke Folks Bicycle Co-op (221 Logan St SW). All proceeds from sales will benefit their...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian's citizen journalism provides rare guide to Grand Rapids

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION

I moved to the greater Grand Rapids area as a freshman at Grand Valley State University in 2009. Besides the college visit, I had never been to Grand Rapids. My college years were mostly spent at the main campus in Allendale, with only three classes...

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market opens the Outdoor Farmers Market for the third season this Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. when approximately 35 farmers and fresh food artisans will open their stands in the Outdoor Market Shed. The opening will be...

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