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Ride The Rapid to events throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood this August

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Make the most out of the last full month of summer by visiting events throughout Grand Rapids and Kentwood. This month is especially jam-packed with free and low-cost events for families looking to stick to their summer budget. Whether it’s...

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"That's my boy:" Shouts, tears accompany news of Top 20 Public votes in ArtPrize 7

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-04-2015 under NEWS

In the middle of a dull, rainy afternoon, the atmosphere at the Rosa Parks Circle for the Top 20 Finalist public vote announcement of ArtPrize Seven was bright and hopeful. As volunteers, sponsors, artist, friends and family gathered for the...

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Window Wonderland Competition to light up downtown for holiday season

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

The Window Wonderland competition will begin its second year on November 13 as local art students partner with downtown businesses to create spectacular window displays over the holiday season. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Kendall...

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Museum Free 4 All returns April 21

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-01-2013 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum has collaborated to provide a day of free admission to all four museums.  This year, presenting sponsor...

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Learn about the early years of the Fulton Street Farmers Market

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 03-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

Travel back into the early part of the 20th century Thursday evening when we learn how local residents -- mostly women-- tried to fight the high cost of food prices by convincing leaders to establish farmers markets, including the popular and...

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"Black and Blue" documentary premieres in Grand Rapids

by (Jordan Jessen)

Submitted 02-07-2012 under NEWS

"Bringing this documentary to Grand Rapids is really going to make a big impact. It's like a movie on Henry Ford going to Dearborn. This really is an awesome opportunity," says Brian Kruger, producer of "Black and Blue." On...

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George W. Bush Discusses "Decision Points" in GR

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NEWS

On Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., former President George W. Bush visited Grand Rapids to speak about his new book, Decision Points. The setting was fairly casual at the Gerald R. Ford Museum, with Bush lounging in an easy chair as he waited to be announced to...

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Celebrate the Legacy of Women's History during a whirlwind of events this March

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 03-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

A look back in history shows West Michigan women have long worn different hats while at work or play. Their lives took them to crowded cigar factories, warm laundry rooms, noisy newsrooms and the spotlight of stages. To celebrate their legacy...

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