Story Matters: Marcia Rose remembers incident in SE Grand Rapids

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 02-05-2015 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. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Software developers win contest for innovative snow plow app

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-21-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Software developers Eric Buehler, Joshua Hulst and Ryan Graffy recently took the grand prize in the Code Michigan 2014 contest that encourages innovation and technology through the use of government platforms and databases.  The competition...

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Story Matters: Diana Dixon compares Brooklyn life to new life in Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-23-2014 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. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Learn to use the gift of empathic listening.

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering two new classes this month that have just been added to our online registration at:  Read about them below and see if they sound like something you'd like to...

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Mayor answers citizen concerns on about safety, streets, bicycles

by (Renato)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? Ask it every month on City Connection! Every month, local citizens have an opportunity to interact with Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official. This Monday evening at 5:00, Mayor Heartwell answered...

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Kids to learn bike safety, receive free helmet at annual event

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions (BL²END) want to keep kids safe when they get out their bikes and are exercising the freedom of school's hiatus. BL²END will be running Salvation Army's annual Bike...

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Overcrowded Rapid buses cause concern for rider

by (Gwendolyn Nathan)

Submitted 11-27-2012 under OPINION

I’m writing this article about an issue that is really becoming a big concern to me and other passengers that ride The Rapid. Since school started this fall, I’ve noticed there seems to be an increasing problem with getting passengers...

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Grand Rapids will soon see another 26 miles of bike lanes

by (Matthew Knaack)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids announced plans to add 26 miles of bike lanes across the city within the next year. This came alongside some long-term plans, too: officials want to add 17 miles of bike lanes each year until 2017, eventually giving...

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Catalyst Radio: Phoenix Society provides peer support opportunities for burn survivors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio highlights the national nonprofit organization Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, which is headquartered here in...

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Safety officials see increase in fireworks-related fires

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“The city of Grand Rapids has seen 1/10 of one inch of rain in the past 22 days,” says Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Salatka. “Since May 1 the Grand Rapids area has a four-inch deficit of rain compared to our local averages. These...

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