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Ride The Rapid to events throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood this August

by The Rapid (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Make the most out of the last full month of summer by visiting events throughout Grand Rapids and Kentwood. This month is especially jam-packed with free and low-cost events for families looking to stick to their summer budget. Whether it’s...

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Foster mom gives back to the downtown food pantry Westminster

by Molly Kooi (kooim)

Submitted 07-26-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Dionne Ashley Ford, the food pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church has made a huge difference for her large and continually growing family. But to say Dionne has a large family would be an understatement: Over the years she has...

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Ride The Rapid to visit free events throughout July

by The Rapid (TheRapid)

Submitted 07-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We’ve entered one of Michigan’s most magical seasons. Michigan summers are the perfect time for exploration, new activities and, most importantly, fun! Fortunately for Grand Rapidians and those living in surrounding transit-friendly...

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St. Cecilia hosts summer 2017 music camps for kids, adults

by St. Cecilia Music Center (St. Cecilia Mus...)

Submitted 05-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will provide two different weeklong camps this summer to gather adults in the joy of music-making and children in piano classes that include studying with a nationally renowned composer. Grand Band Camp for adults and...

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Ride The Rapid to get to events throughout May

by The Rapid (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

April showers bring May flowers, so here's to hoping for good weather and beautiful blooms all month long. The spring forecast also offers another excuse to catch a ride on The Rapid and let us do the driving, whether it's to get you to work...

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First Fridays 'Feels like a hidden secret we don’t want to keep'

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

KelliJo Peltier has a secret she’s ready to share with Grand Rapids. KelliJo has been attending since First Fridays began. “I really like to meet the artists. I love talking to the artists, to hear about their pieces and what inspired...

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City Connection: Larson and Mayor Bliss discuss key Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. topics

by The Rapidian (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-03-2016 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, October 3rd at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for tonight's episode of the City Connection. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be joined by Kris Larson, president and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Larson and Mayor Bliss...

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Grand Caroling hits right note to rouse holiday spirit downtown

by Matthew Gryczan (mgryczan)

Submitted 12-01-2015 under OPINION

Grand Rapids has a new December event free to everyone that may boost the city’s presence as a vibrant metropolitan area through this simple fact: caroling can chase the winter blues away. For the first three Fridays in December at 6 p.m.,...

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EatGR to host second food truck rally

by Amanda Sterling (amanda_a_sterling)

Submitted 07-20-2015 under NEWS

The May 30 food truck rally at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids was such a success, EatGR is rolling out an encore service. EatGR’s Truck Two: The Sequel will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Local favorites A Moveable...

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Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

by Andy Guy (Andy Guy)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The traffic congestion choking rival cities like Austin, Texas is no problem here in uber-accessible Grand Rapids. We cherish and celebrate the "get anywhere in 20-30 minutes" fact of West Michigan living. Our opportunity and...

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