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East Hills public input session hosts first draft review

Submitted 09-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

East Hills Council of neighbors will meet and review research at ICCF next Monday, reviewing a draft plan presented by Lott3Metz Architecture.


Police department invites residents to have coffee with a cop

Submitted 08-28-2013 under NEWS

The GRPD is inviting Rapidians to meet local officers and voice their opinions on public safety over coffee.


The Spoke Folks seeks nominations for Board of Directors

Submitted 08-20-2013 under NEWS

As The Spoke Folks files their 501c3, they are looking for active members of the community who understand their mission


Teens wrestle with power

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Teens going through GR Initiative for Leaders' ACTIVATE justice curriculum are examining how they can have a positive impact on local justice issues,


Grant awarded to Grand Rapids to encourage bicycle safety

Submitted 07-30-2013 under NEWS

The Michigan Department of Transportation awarded the City of Grand Rapids a three year bike grant for a program intended to improve bicycle safety, knowledge of responsibilities and promote share the road culture.


Shen Dojo promotes healing, neighborhood connection, self-empowerment

Submitted 07-30-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Daniel Muschiana is dedicated to martial arts, establishing niche Heartside Neighborhood


Thank your placemakers

Submitted 07-26-2013 under OPINION

This place matters, and The Rapidian has a way for you to thank those who are making our neighborhoods and community great.


Your Chauffeur provides new way to arrive home safe

Submitted 07-23-2013 under NEWS

Located in a 12-mile radius of Downtown Grand Rapids, Your Chauffeur is licensed to drive you home in your car for a safe ride home with your car in your driveway the next morning.


Local businesses work to become bicycle friendly

Submitted 07-23-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

We've been working with local businesses to help them provide a bicycle-friendly workplace. Those encouraging bicycle commuting see a triple bottom line benefit to their people, planet and even profits.


Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

Certified Tourism Ambassadors are wanted to assist Grand Rapids visitors and residents as they navigate toward area attractions.