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Local Life

Get into the Christmas spirit with GRTV's Santa Show

Submitted 12-08-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Santa Claus will visit the GRTV studio next Monday, December 11, 2017 and take your calls and tweets live on the annual GRTV Santa Show.


This season of giving: Is the act of freely giving respectful to the poor?

Submitted 11-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On December 8 and 9, 2017 Family Promise of Grand Rapids will invite 100 underprivileged families mostly through its IHN program, to join for a Christmas meal and purchase household items at affordable prices. And this year will be Cornerstone Church's 4th year hosting the event.


Flannel-fledged heroes: Local bar helps revive festival from hiatus to support local radio

Submitted 11-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

How and why SpeakEZ Lounge wound up staging an event that resurrected a beloved fall festival, and how it relates to your favorite turkey-tinged holiday.


Treetops Collective welcomes neighbors to grand opening of new storefront

Submitted 11-17-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dana Doll, founder and Executive Director of Treetops Collective, invited city residents to visit her new retail store. Located on Division Avenue, the store sold items produced by refugee women.


Viewing the Grand Rapids Police Department as a volunteer

Submitted 11-13-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

My view of the Grand Rapids Police Department changed once I got involved.


Kent Dobson was bitten by a camel: A conversation with the author

Submitted 11-07-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Kent Dobson climbed Mount Sinai in search of the God who had eluded him. Instead he got bitten by a camel. Dobson writes about his experiences of doubt, and the search for meaningful faith in his new book, Bitten by a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God.


Venues like St. Cecilia and One Trick Pony keep music scene alive, well in Grand Rapids

Submitted 10-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Don’t pass on opportunities to enjoy our city and the music, like hearing guitarist Leo Kottke and local singer Kathy Lamar.


Grand Rapids Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Día de los Muertos: A Community Exhibit Honoring Day of the Dead, will be on display at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s downtown Main Branch October 28-November 1.


ArtPrize, Hopcat, WYCE partner to bring "world of music" back to Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-26-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This weekend hear jazz, soul, country, rock, and hip hop from artists all from right here in West Michigan at the Blue Bridge Festival.


Local artist Stafford Smith exhibits new artwork at Studio 341

Submitted 09-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Trapped Between Memory and Desire is on display at Studio 341 and will be open on weekends.