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ArtPrize 10: An appreciation from a non-artist perspective

by (Beth Fisher)

Submitted 09-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

I moved to Grand Rapids a little less than two years ago from Fort Wayne, Indiana. After living and raising my daughter there for eighteen years, it goes without saying that it holds many memories and a special affinity for me. The second largest...

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LINC Up's Rock the Block offers engagement, education, entertainment opportunities this Saturday

by (Kgandy16)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NEWS

LINC UP, a community development organization with neighborhood revitalization and development in the foreground, will be hosting their eighth annual Rock the Block festival this Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Madison Square. This...

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Mugshots and propaganda: Photographer learns about #J20, Socialist Alternative Grand Rapids

by (tylersteimle)

Submitted 01-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This is an article about photography. But sometimes, if done right, photography is really about something altogether not photography. The gear and the shop talk and the technique of the craft dissipates and the message shines through. It's what...

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Grand Rapids Public Library to celebrate Día de los Muertos

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

This Saturday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 1, the downtown branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) will celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors family and friends who have...

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Immigrant Heritage Month: A time to explore, celebrate, appreciate

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

I was inspired to write this article on Immigrant Heritage Month, in part, after watching a powerful video created by welcome.us for the “I Am an Immigrant” campaign. I had also just spent the last few months in conversations with...

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Ride The Rapid for access to spring break fun, coffee, art, shopping in April

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The arrival of April means spring has officially sprung. With more hours of daylight and warmer weather making an appearance on the weekly forecasts, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Greater Grand Rapids has to offer. ...

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On the third Sunday of every February, a long line of people gathers outside of the downtown Main Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. At exactly 1 p.m., the doors open and people of all ages stream through the doors. The smells of delicious,...

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Ride The Rapid to ice skate, shop and visit trade shows in February

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

Don't let the chilly weather keep you inside this month. Let The Rapid be your warm, cozy ride to fun for every budget throughout Grand Rapids.  Whether you love cars and boats or just want to get out and do some shopping this month,...

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Seven reasons to ride the bus more in 2017

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 01-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

A new year offers a chance for new intentions and goals. If you’re seeking something meaningful to stick with this year, there’s one goal we think you should try on for size: riding the bus more. OK — We may be a little biased, but...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Symphony with Soul: Feat. Lalah Hathaway

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under

Save the date for our 16th annual celebration of African American musical expression, bridging cultures through the shared language of music. Tickets start at $18 for adults, $5 for students  

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