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Story Matters: Stephanie Mabie talks Abe Lincoln and zombies in Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked...

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Story Matters: Raymond Schulte talks about how the Medical Mile saved his life

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under NEWS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked...

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Your story matters

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-20-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This Friday, August 23 at 6 p.m., while you're settling into your spot on the Ah Nab Awen lawn to watch Anchorman, you can tell your story at The Rapidian's Story Matters storytelling booth. We’re going to be experimenting with...

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Thank your placemakers

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-26-2013 under OPINION

Last night, I left a couple love notes for my city. My love notes were in the form of a little green flag, with the simple message "This Place Matters" on the front. The Rapidian has created these flags for our citizens to place anywhere...

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Community collaboration key in creating GoSite

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is a great time to be in Grand Rapids. The energy is all around. We are a community that knows how to mix tradition and innovation, respect for the past and an open mind for the future and most of all how to work together to build the kind of...

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Lessons in placemaking

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 06-11-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

In the coming months, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks will contribute to Place Matters with features and updates on various initiatives across the City that we believe are creating a sense of place. Core to our mission is the concept that parks, trees...

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Why place matters

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Humans hunger for community. We yearn to be connected. We want to feel good about the spaces where we live, work and play together. Today, attention to remaking our places to better serve collective needs has many names: placemaking, city-building...

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