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First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten was a local celebrity during the 1920s & 1930s, and she was almost lost to history.

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ACT's 30th Festival Day brings together all Grand Rapids communities

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this month, more than 1,000 students joined Artists Creating Together at Lincoln Campus to celebrate arts, abilities, and community.

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace expands outdoor market to provide platform for artists, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event, taking place Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Celebration of Free Comic Book Day on May 7 in downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

Vault of Midnight celebrates Free Comic Book Day with an all-day sidewalk festival on Monroe Center featuring cosplay contests, video game tournaments, trivia games, and many other activities for kids and adults.

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Michigan's peninsulas formed during Ice Age, populated by nomadic tribes

Submitted 04-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Giant ice sheets carved out the Great Lakes leaving Michigan a fertile land roaming with large creatures and early nomadic tribes. Grand Rapids was home to the Goodall tribe who left behind burial mounds.

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Celebrate! Community Day at the Grand Rapids Ballet revitalizes art and culture

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

How a celebration of art bridged communities in the Grand Rapids area.

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Eastown kicks off spring, summer activities

Submitted 04-19-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Eastown Community Association is hosting several events to celebrate community this April-June including Dig into Spring, Picnic in the Park, mobile food trucks and Bizarre Bazaar.

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Local First's 13th annual Street Party features mix of Michigan performance artists

Submitted 04-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Announcing Local First's 2016 Street Party performers!

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Grand Rapids Symphony rocks with Boyz II Men, music of David Bowie at D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops in August

Submitted 04-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

Boyz II Men joins Grand Rapids Symphony for the 2016 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops, featuring a David Bowie Tribute in separate special events

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Catalyst Radio: Modern religious storytelling and the Festival of Faith & Writing

Submitted 04-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Young talks to Lisa Ann Cockrel, director of the Festival of Faith & Writing about the landscape of modern religious storytelling, including festival guests Tobias Wolff, George Saunders, Zadie Smith, Sarah Bessey, and Nadia Bolz-Weber.

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