The Rapidian

Michigan

Inspirations

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

Featured Artists at Dominican Center Art Gallery from January 1 – February 28, 2012 are: Joanne Peltz – Multimedia Lucianne Siers, OP – Stone Sculpture Jim VanBeek – Glass Sculpture Dominican Center at Marywood Art...

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Adventure racing grows in Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Last year Michigan Adventure  Racing offered two urban adventure races. In 2012, they will put on nine new adventure, trail and bike races in the Grand Rapids area. Mark VanTongeren and his team of five adventure race aficionados had planned to...

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Until Love (and Money) is Equal

by (ryan)

Submitted 11-14-2011 under OPINION

As a resident and business owner in West Michigan, I have been troubled by the (in)action of the Holland City Council pertaining to the failed June 15th vote that would have guaranteed basic civil rights to our LGBT friends, neighbors, customers and...

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Cultivation through the arts

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 11-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood  is pleased to show the work of two Michigan artists from November 1to December 29, 2011. The Marywood Gallery is a space reserved by Dominican Center for the purpose of exhibiting art created by West...

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Where's the film industry now, Governor Snyder?

by (hardmana)

Submitted 10-21-2011 under OPINION

In 2010, several big name actors and directors flocked to Grand Rapids. If someone was in the right place at the right time, they could watch as movie production crews filmed their latest projects. Many big name actors came to Grand Rapids,...

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Spirits and Wine Author Reads at Schuler Books

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

One might think to write a mystery book, you'd need to read a few mystery books. Not the case with Susan Newhof: she's more of a science fiction reader, and the oddities of that genre provided the groundwork she needed to write a mystery....

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Urban Adventure Race: The real deal

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Saturday, October 8 was a perfect day for running and biking, cool and crisp with the promise of sun. My partner Laura Caprara and I were ready for the Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race ArtPrize edition. We're fit and ambitious;...

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Glance at the Past - Pottery Works

by (WYCE)

Submitted 09-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

John Lipzinski made a lot of pots in his facility which stood at the city limits of Michigan and Eastern in 1876.  He used an old fashioned hand press for flower pots and a more modern press for molding pots.  The hand made pots were used...

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Glance at the Past - Raising Canal Street

by (WYCE)

Submitted 09-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

In this episode of Glance at the Past, Grab Corners, now known as Campau Square, was the first S-Curve of Grand Rapids. A steep grade difference forced the Common Council to raise Canal Street four feet. A hotel downtown remained open while being...

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Urban Adventure Race Adds Twist to to ArtPrize 2011

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Now that it is in its third year, Grand Rapidians know there are many strategies to fully experience ArtPrize. You can stroll around for a few whole days and take it in slowly, you can give it an hour or two every day for its duration, or you can...

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