Building place, one person at a time

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Writen by Jessa Dutton So, what makes a place? Are cities, towns and neighborhoods vibrant and enticing because of bottom-line dollar investment? The more money pumped into a community, the more successful it will become, right? While that can be...

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New media project aims to elevate neighborhood voices

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 03-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Elevating Voices, an innovative new community media project, is coming to the neighborhoods of Grand Rapids. The project is headed by the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) and will teach nonprofits of all types and sizes how to create...

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Plant Understanding ~ Harvest Peace

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering you FOUR OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS that are all based on the theme of peace through listening, dialogue with others and with God;  and understanding without judging. Consider attending one or more of the...

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Planting trees, growing community

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

You enjoy the benefits provided by trees every day. Some of them are obvious; others are not. Perhaps not entirely intuitive is the role that trees play in our community. Various research demonstrates that trees help to make streets safer, deter...

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LINC invites community members to set their news agenda on The Rapidian

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

Although LINC just moved to its new building in Madison Square (1167 Madison SE), its spacious community training room has been put to task, hosting dozens of trainings in the last two months. On a sunny Monday evening, LINC staffers Kari Galbreath...

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New feature: neighborhood drill down!

by (George)

Submitted 06-30-2011 under OPINION

This is a quick update on one of The Rapidian's newest feature: neighborhood drilldowns. This one is a little bit behind the scenes, but is an important step for the future of connecting with local content on The Rapidian at the neighborhood...

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[EASTOWN] Moore Brings Eastown to ArtPrize Role

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 09-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

EA reporter: Elizabeth Sanders One of the best architectural features of the Eastown area is the front porch, according to Paul Moore, an Eastown resident of seven years. In summer on Friday nights, you can find Moore and his neighbors enjoying...

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Citywide feral carts

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 08-20-2010 under OPINION

We now have a Single Stream Recycling system in Grand Rapids, I am sure there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for it that I missed. It is great and I am happy to put all my recycling into the new blue and yellow carts. Most of the refuse from our...

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Newest Community Foundation Grants Total $1.5 Million

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-15-2010 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $1.5 million in grants. The grants address four areas of need in Kent County including economic growth, health, arts and culture, and the creation of safe and...

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