The Rapidian

Placemaking

Story Matters: Paul DeBartolo remembers Herpolsheimers, wants to live downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2013 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...

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Place matters if cities are for people

by (ruthkelly)

Submitted 08-20-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

More than most of us realize, the place we live in impacts us. At a visceral level we sense when we love (or don’t) being in certain places in the city but often don’t realize that the physical environment is influencing our...

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Place Unmaking

by (tlaquachito)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

There is a big rush to do some serious placemaking in Grand Rapids now. We were not place enough before. But just last week I had some visitors come to Grand Rapids as beer tourists. My new friends came to Grand Rapids from across the lake just to...

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ArtPrize seeks volunteers for fall event

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The ArtPrize staff are getting ready for another year of their fall event- and they will once again be in need of over 1000 volunteers to make it happen. This year, their kickoff event for volunteers on August 14, the "Volunteer Field Camp,...

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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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Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

Open applications are currently being accepted for citizens interested in being a Certified Tourism Ambassador. The first public class to become a Certified Tourism Ambassodors (CTA) will occur this August 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the...

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The price of good streets

by (FriendlyCorps)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Over 60% of our roads are in what is considered "poor" condition- a number that continues to grow with every car that drives down the street and every freeze-thaw cycle. However, in order to make our streets better, we have to pay for them...

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GRAM GoSite wants your input

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

The previous café space of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, centrally located at the doorstep of one of the city's most iconic parks, will soon function as a 21st Century hub of information, welcoming visitors and locals alike to gather downtown and...

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Neighborhood on display for Heritage Hill Garden Tour

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Heritage Hill gardeners will open up their private gardens to the community this Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $8 in advance ($10 day-of-tour), visitors can purchase a ticket that folds open into a map for a self-guided tour of the...

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Creating a fresh community at the Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The brand new, not-even-fully-opened Downtown Market is planting the deep roots that are the key to building a strong community. With a bustling line up of tenants for the approaching opening of the indoor portion of the market, and the growing...

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