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City announces new Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NEWS

Residents of Grand Rapids can apply for the first season of funds in amounts from $200 to $2,500 now through March 30, 2017.


Grand Rapids' first annual Asian Festival debuts in summer 2017

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NEWS

To raise awareness about and share the food, entertainment, and traditions of Asian culture, a team of eight Grand Rapids community members has come together to plan and execute the City’s first Asian Festival.


Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Heartside Ministry opened its doors in 1983 as an outreach program to homeless in the community. In 2001, the Gallery and Studio opened to provide a place for neighborhood residents, or rather, Neighbors.


Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger leads orchestra in picturesque adventure into the future

Submitted 03-06-2017 under OPINION

Marcelo Lehninger, with 'Pictures at an Exhibition,' Adagio for Strings, leads Grand Rapids Symphony in epic adventure with guest violinist Stefan Jackiw


The Right Now returns to Founders Brewing to kick off eight show tour

Submitted 03-03-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Soul pop band The Right Now kicks off an eight show tour at Founders Brewing on March 25 to debut their new album: Starlight.


Symphony celebrates music of J.S. Bach at eleventh Grand Rapids Bach Festival

Submitted 02-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The eleventh biennial celebration of the music of J.S. Bach, founded by Linn Maxwell Keller, opens March 5 with multiple events in Grand Rapids


"Let's Talk GR Music" latest meeting covers marketing, promotion

Submitted 02-28-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I look back at recent meeting with John Sinkevics of


Premiere of WMCAT student-produced documentary will highlight local social justice and equity

Submitted 02-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

The documentary, in partnership with the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives, will premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at UICA. Admission is free, and a panel discussion will follow.


Building community by supporting our refugee neighbors

Submitted 02-23-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Through textile work, community engagement, and sustainability, Treetops Collective is a valuable resource for refugee women and bridging the gap between refugees and locals to better support each other.


Public Museum presents "Great American Eclipse" forum in anticipation of August solar event

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is teaming with eclipse activities media sponsor WZZM-13 to present a “Great American Eclipse” information forum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 1 in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM. The event is free and open to the public.