The Rapidian

West Michigan

Refusing to be "treated as less of a person," longtime Holland resident moves to GR

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

“What makes me so different?" asks former Holland, MI resident Ellie Frances Gramer. The question goes to the heart of the divisive decision by five members of Council, in Holland, MI, to refuse to consider an anti-discrimination...

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Wege Foundation to double gifts through Dec. 21

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Wege Foundation has generously offered to double contributions to the Wealthy Theatre Sustainability Campaign, through Dec. 21, putting the remaining $80,000 to be raised, within reach; giving the landmark venue a chance to remain viable,...

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Grand Rapids Urban League partners with DTE Energy to help residents save money on gas bills

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-21-2012 under NEWS

DTE Energy is working locally with the Grand Rapids Urban League to reach out to the GR community on their Free Home Energy Consultations (HEC). DTE launched their HEC program this year to work with their customers to save money on their energy...

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2012 Aids Walk vital for thousands

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, The Grand Rapids Red Project will host the 20th annual AIDS Walk at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. AIDS Walk is an annual fundraising event dedicated to raising money to support services related to...

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Centering Prayer with Father William Meninger, OSCO

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering a weekend retreat called Centering Prayer and its Origins in the Cloud of Unknowing. The retreat will be led by Father William Meninger, OSCO, a long-time student of the 14th century Cloud of Unknowing,...

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Lights in the Night: Where hope takes flight

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 09-19-2012 under NEWS

UPDATE: EVENT ADVISORY - WEATHER POSTPONEMENT The Lights in the Night ArtPrize artist, following advice from local weather media WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, FOX 17, WOOD TV8, WOTV 4, is making the call to postpone tonight's Lights in the Night GR...

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Love is ________.

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 09-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

Give me love and bring no harm,Keep me safe and warm."The Storm" (Rob Dickinson) Very few things in life belong to us. But love is ours. The connection we humans can share with another person: that belongs to us.  It crosses the room...

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Catalyst Radio: Feeding America hitting the trail to raise 1m meals

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-17-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank reports that it distributes 20 million meals a year to the nearly 400,000 people who are ‘food...

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Million Meal March raises $48K ahead of Saturday hike

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

With the forecast for Saturday promising sun, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is heading into the Million Meal March Trail Hike having collected over $48,000 to feed struggling families. The Million Meal March is more than a fifth of the way...

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In the midst of Restaurant Week, Wealthy Street eatery gives back

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Right now in Grand Rapids, 60-some local restaurants are wooing customers with jazzed-up menus and ostentatious specials. This week, Brick Road Pizza Co. in the Wealthy Street Business District, is going another route. Co-owner Cindy Talbert decided...

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