The Rapidian

Michigan

Grand Rapids welcomes in Year of the Dog

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

Hundreds of people gathered at Gillette Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, February 16, 2018, to welcome in the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog started with a bang with the lighting of 4,000 firecrackers.  The event held in downtown...

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Residents complain they have to ask for backyard chickens, firepits but developers could bypass public hearings

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Neighborhood associations along with concerned citizens throughout the City of Grand Rapids are worried that under the guise of creating more affordable housing, suggested changes to zoning ordinances could take neighbor's say out of the mix on...

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A century and counting: Aerial surveys help manage elk herd

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

As the single-engine Cessna crisscrosses the wintry skies, Jennifer Kleitch spots a piece of Michigan history. “Elk on the right!” Kleitch shouts, a smile spreading across her face as she quickly tallies the grouping of massive mammals...

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City Manager Greg Sundstrom attends his last city commission meeting

by (jproth1)

Submitted 01-31-2018 under NEWS

Exactly eight and a half years ago, to the day, Greg Sundstrom was sworn in as Grand Rapids City Manager. Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting was his last. Sundstrom announced his retirement last August. He addressed the...

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New coffee shop opens on Grand Rapids' Westside

by (jproth1)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

With a name fitting the location, The Corridor Coffee Shop opened Monday January 22, 2018 on Grand Rapids' westside. It's located at 637 Stocking Avenue NW in the area known as the Westside Corridor. With the resurgence of the Westside over...

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Abandoned mines on the Westside: Are they in danger of sinking?

by (jproth1)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under NEWS

At the beginning of January, construction crews were seen working along the westside of the Grand River near the Blue Bridge and the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center to fill a sinkhole that revealed a century-old gypsum mine located...

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Executive Director, Bill Wood, talks with host, Cindy Kamp, about initiatives to protect local watersheds, shut down Line 5, and encourage environmental conservation. WMEAC celebrates...

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Stepping into the wild

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

It’s hard to believe that some children, especially those living in urban areas, have never experienced Michigan’s great outdoors. “Every day is a wonderful day for me because I get to watch the faces of children who have never...

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Rare Kirtland's warbler making comeback

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

Karen Markey has been covered in ticks. She’s fallen flat on her face. She’s gotten lost in the middle of the northern Michigan woods. But there’s nowhere else she would rather be. “Nothing is more satisfying than getting out...

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Center for Inquiry Michigan sponsoring March for Science on Saturday

by (cfimichigan)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Center for Inquiry (CFI) Michigan, a local secular community group, is officially sponsoring the March for Science in Lansing on Saturday, April 22nd. Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan Program Director, will be a featured speaker at the Lansing March,...

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