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Celebrating Pride: Grand Rapids Gears Up for the 2022 GR Pride Festival

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In June of 1988, the very first Pride Celebration in Grand Rapids was held in the downtown Monroe Ampitheater -- now known as Rosa Parks Circle. The event included live entertainment, informational booths, and a number of guest speakers. The...

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Community Updates: Friday, June 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-03-2022 under NEWS

GRPD Says Goodbye to One of its K-9 Officers and Welcomes Another On June 1, the Grand Rapids Police Department announced that one of its police canines, Atos, has retired. According to a press release, K9 Atos has dedicated eight years of service...

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Community Updates: Friday, May 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-27-2022 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and the OBON Society Work Together to Return a Japanese Soldier's "Good Luck Flag" to His Family Among the thousands of artifacts in the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s collections, there are three...

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Among the Stars: GRPM & GRAAA Invite the Community to Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 04-04-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

April is the month for many things -- April Fools' Day, spring break, Earth Day, a number of different religious holidays/observances, and more.  It is also the month in which the annual Michigan State University Science Festival, a 30...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports decline in county’s new COVID-19 cases, urges face covering use for younger students Kent County's rate of new COVID-19 cases has declined since last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD)...

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Grand Rapids to observe International Day of Peace

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-06-2019 under NEWS

United Nations International Day of Peace will be observed in Grand Rapids on Sunday September 22, 2019, with a Peace Walk in the St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids at Marywood, from 1-1:45pm...

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A look back at Festival of the Arts' first 50 years

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 06-05-2019 under NEWS

Fifty years ago downtown Grand Rapids was in the midst of urban renewal. In June 1969, in front of the new Grand Rapids City Hall, a massive work of abstract sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder titled “La Grande Vitesse” was...

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Festival of the Arts' 50th Celebration poster commemorates Calder's La Grande Vitesse

by (ric72528)

Submitted 04-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

To commemorate its 50th year, Festival of the Arts is excited to announce renowned designer Stephen Frykholm as its 2019 poster artist. One of the longest running festivals in the state of Michigan, Festival of the Arts will hold its 50th...

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Grand Rapids Bach Festival is grand and glorious under inspired leadership of new artistic director Julian Wachner

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 03-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

Linn Maxwell Keller founded the Grand Rapids Bach Festival to give her community the entertainment and enlightenment of experiencing music by the greatest composer in the history of Western Classical Music. Before her death in 2016, the mezzo...

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Ways to engage with Asian American culture in Grand Rapids

by (Jennalyn Stull)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is home to many experiences, though one of the most prominent is that of the Asian American experience. As early as the 70s, Grand Rapids has been growing a steady Asian population, and today, people identifying as Asian make up more...

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