The Rapidian

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GRPS school board debates term limits for officer positions, hears parent concerns

Submitted 05-22-2018 under NEWS

On Monday, May 21, 2018 the Grand Rapids Public Schools held their bimonthly Board of Education meeting. The board also celebrated accomplishments from the 2017-18 school year.

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Shawmut Hills needs more than great teachers, it needs investment from GRPS

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

Staff at Shawmut were and are feeling overworked. Inequity has become more glaring as the intensity of needs grow in our community. Families are leaving. With an improved facility and shared Title I dollars, Shawmut Hills will be the vibrant community that it was when I first discovered it.

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Finding my role in the fight for equity

Submitted 05-22-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kendra Avila, a Grand Rapids resident passionate about equity and social justice shares her experience attending the Urban Core Collective Refuel Road Trip to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and why she strives to build a community of belonging.

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Beethoven's mighty Ninth Symphony, plus world premiere, bring Grand Rapids Symphony's season to thrilling conclusion

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

The final concert of the Grand Rapids Symphony's first full season under Marcelo Lehninger was all about Beethoven in a big, thrilling way.

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St. Cecilia's announces new season of concerts, special events for Women's History Month to celebrate 135th anniversary

Submitted 05-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids will begin a new season of music on October 11, 2018 to celebrate their 135-year history as the oldest arts organization in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What are your requirements for ordination?

Submitted 05-21-2018 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, What are your education and training requirements for ordination?

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In Season: May 19, 2018

Submitted 05-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Despite the rain (and the plants love rain!), it's such a vibrant day here at the Market! Flowers galore. Crisp lettuces + asparagus are in abundance. Wild-foraged goodies + tasty treats to please your palate. Come check it out for yourself!

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Rhiannon Giddens mesmerized sold out audience at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 05-18-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhiannon Giddens played to a sold out audience at the St. Cecilia Music center Thursday evening, providing the audience with a very powerful performance focused on the black experience in America.

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Local family shares experience with Get the Lead Out program

Submitted 05-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

Javonte Tubbs, a lifelong Grand Rapidian, recently had repairs on his family home completed by the Get the Lead Out program to get rid of lead hazards.

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NPO Showcase sits down with Habitat for Humanity

Submitted 05-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase focuses on the recent projects of Kent County's Habitat for Humanity and how you can get involved.

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