Community Updates: Friday, August 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission Holds First Meeting of August at City Hall On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission held its first meeting of the month at City Hall.  Mayor Rosalynn Bliss called the meeting to order. After a moment of silence...

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Grand Rapids Pride Festival to Celebrate its 35th Year This Weekend

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Jazz McKinney, the Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center, was recently interviewed by Phil Tower for WYCE's Community Connection. In this interview, they discussed the Grand Rapids Pride Center, McKinney's role as...

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Community Updates: Friday, June 9

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-09-2023 under NEWS

Homecoming of the Three Fires, Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival Taking Place in Grand Rapids This Weekend  Last Friday, the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians (in association with the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of the Pottawatomi...

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Spirit, Strength, and Sacrifice: The History and Significance of Cinco de Mayo

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 05-04-2023 under VOICES

In the United States, Cinco de mayo (the "Fifth of May") is typically celebrated with an array of colorful decorations, music, alcohol, and Mexican cuisine. This holiday, symbolic of Mexican pride, history, and culture,...

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Celebrating the Youth of the Year 2023

by (bgcgrandrapids)

Submitted 03-24-2023 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, March 8th, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids held their highly anticipated annual Youth of the Year Luncheon, presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union, at the Steil Club. The event was a celebration of our community’...

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Imagining a world where love is the way

by (shaykraley)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

It was a mere 51 years ago that Mildred and Richard Loving, an African American woman and white man, inadvertently and indelibly changed the landscape of love when they fought all the way to the Supreme Court for their right to be married. On June...

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Grand Rapids welcomes in Year of the Dog

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

Hundreds of people gathered at Gillette Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, February 16, 2018, to welcome in the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog started with a bang with the lighting of 4,000 firecrackers.  The event held in downtown...

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Salsa Celebración heats up Downtown Market with salsa sampling, activities for kids

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you’re looking for a spicy way to spend your Saturday, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting a brand new event on July 29, 2017 from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. that you won’t want to miss. Salsa Celebración brings together summer’s...

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Emmanuel Hospice Annual Celebration

by (Emmanuel Hospice)

Submitted 08-17-2016 under

On November 1, Emmanuel Hospice will host its first Annual Celebration luncheon. Join us for powerful stories from Emmanuel Hospice, a keynote address from author Dave Kampfschulte on end-of-life issues, live music from our music therapist, and more...

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Grand Rapids festivities to promote community, entertainment for national holiday

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

Celebrating independence and community is the main focus of this year’s Fourth of July festivities around the Grand Rapids area. From Grandville to East Grand Rapids, neighborhoods will hold several events to entertain and captivate people of...

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