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Vote now to pick Summer 2016's Movies in the Park

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) now has a poll open to pick this coming summer's Movies in the Park series. This first round of voting narrows the competition down to 10 movies, with the voting lasting until January 3, 2016. “DGRI...

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Grand Caroling hits right note to rouse holiday spirit downtown

by (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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DGRI to bring champion of data-driven goals to speaker series

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

This Thursday, the GR Forward Thinking: Speaker Series brings Theresa Reno-Weber, Chief of Performance & Technology for the City of Louisville, Kentucky for a presentation at 6:00 p.m. at Kendall College of Art and Design's Old Federal...

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Building consensus: public engagement strategist to address justice, equity, involvement in city planning

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 4 at 6 p.m., the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series continues with "Economic Development and Equity" at Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). This second event will feature Don Edwards, Principal of...

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Focus on Issues: Panhandling in Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

The latest episode of Focus on Issues focuses on panhandling in Grand Rapids. In early June, the Grand Rapids City Commission attempted to pass an ordinance that would put limitations on panhandling, such as banning begging from motorists. The vote...

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Movies in the Park to screen Dreamgirls

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

On Friday, July 11, Dowtown Grand Rapids Inc. and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks will present the movie Dreamgirls on the big screen at Ah-Nab-Awen Park located at 220 Front Avenue NW. Activities start at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk....

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Story Matters: Tyler Buckner explains his job as Safety Ambassador

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Movies in the Park back for second year

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

Movies in the Park, a Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. initiative, is back for its second season with a decades theme in its lineup. This year's movie series kicks off on June 6 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park featuring Raiders of the Lost Ark. The movie starts...

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Story Matters: Kimberly VanDriel shares what convinced her to move back to Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Kimberly VanDriel...

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Downtown Grand Rapids Inc joins efforts of several groups under one roof

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 12-04-2013 under NEWS

Previously there were three different groups focusing on improving Grand Rapids in various and sometimes overlapping ways. These groups include the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Alliance and Downtown Improvement District. In 2010, a...

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