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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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


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.