The Rapidian

West Michigan

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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Let's get on down with the Grand Rapids Soul Club

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 07-24-2012 under OPINION

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “archive” is defined as “a place for keeping records.”  While the definition isn't referring to vinyl 45 rpm “records” specifically, this definition fits what...

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Diversity of art collected in new West Michigan guide

by (Carol Shirey)

Submitted 07-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

A brand new guide has hit the streets in West Michigan. Now, in addition to the Grand Rapids Dining Guide and the Michigan Beer Guide, there is a publication designed to help you find a diverse selection of art-oriented events and galleries in West...

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Active Commute Week kicks off in Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-14-2012 under NEWS

Monday, May 14 kicks off Active Commute Week here in metro Grand Rapids. Held to encourage active transportation use, the week will feature various events, workshops and the Active Commute Week Challenge. From May 14 through Friday, May 18,...

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Grand Rapids restaurants give back during Dining Out for Life fundraiser

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 04-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This Thursday, April 26, The Grand Rapids Red Project, an organization dedicated to creating awareness and educating individuals about HIV/AIDS and other life-altering diseases, will join more than 55 cities throughout the United States and Canada...

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Until Love is Equal supporters to create human art: "To Holland, with love"

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 04-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

On June 15, 2011, five members of council in Holland, MI voted against extending basic anti-discrimination protections, to its residents and workers that happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender.) On May 4, 2012, we come together in...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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Camp O'Malley donors break 
ground for new cabin


by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Spring has arrived and preparations are underway to get Camp O’Malley ready for a fun-filled summer of campers. Camp O’Malley is growing and must keep up by building a new cabin to bring the camp up to capacity. Generous donors Jeff and...

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Shop new West Michigan

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 12-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Good-news holiday update in three parts: Holiday open house for gift buying! An invitation to West Michigan businesses. Announcement of "Shop Holland" promotions. 1. Open House! Put some equality under the tree this year! See sidebar (...

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September is Stormwater Month: Rainiest Month of the Year

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

September is historically Grand Rapids’ rainiest month, with an average of 0.14 inches per day and 4.2 inches per month since 1986. This week also marks the 25th anniversary of Grand Rapids’ rainiest month ever and one of the...

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