Grand Rapids

New Building Breaks Ground In Heartside

by (Heartside Busin...)

Submitted 01-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

Doug Bouwer of High Pointe Real Estate attended the January Heartside Business Association meeting to share plans for an extension at 245 Cherry Street. The current health facility expansion will include an additional 50 thousand square feet of...

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Music in His Head: Singer-Songwriter Casey Stratton

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-27-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

When songs come together for Casey Stratton, musical structure leads the creative process. Interestingly, he talks about the "lyric writer" in the second person, as if the words to his songs are written by someone else. "I'm a melodically-driven...

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UICA Showcases Luminous Artwork

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

From January 14 through Febuary 13, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will black out the windows of their home on Sheldon Boulevard. Responding to Michigan's winter darkness, Beacons: An Exhibition of Luminous Art will showcase the light...

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The Fainting Generals; Employee of the Month for Life

by (scott warren)

Submitted 01-08-2011 under OPINION

 Employee of the Month for Life is the new cd release from The Fainting Generals. Featuring 8 tracks recorded by Matt Ten Clay in Grand Rapids, the disc is the followup to the Fainting Generals debut Everybody...

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Best Foot Forward: Road Races Not to Miss in 2011

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-07-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Just as you've closed the log book on another year of running and added up the miles, it's time to start thinking about races for the new year. West Michigan has its share of great ones, some are classic "must do" races like the 5/3 River Bank Run...

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Grand Rapids Police Department and Jaycees help make the holidays a bit brighter for BGC Club Members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

The holidays are a special time that bring families together and put smiles on the faces of those awaiting their presents. This year, two events made the holidays a bit brighter for some of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (...

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Runner Runner at New Years Eve 2010

by (silverman)

Submitted 01-03-2011 under NEWS

Artists Runner Runner fresh off the stage at the HotFM New Years Eve celebration speaks about the year past and the year ahead... and admires my microphone.

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Creating Myths in Uptown

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 12-30-2010 under OPINION

I keep hearing people talk about the effects of gentrification in Uptown but can find no substantive evidence of it. This idea of gentrification has recently caused some silly people to do some dumb things in my neighborhood. From the evidence that...

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New Children's Hospital: Healthy Boost for Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 12-09-2010 under NEWS

A well-designed structure should reflect the place where it is built, the people that will utilize it and a give a sense of its purpose. The new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, which opens to patients on January 11, 2011 speaks volumes about place...

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The Michigan AIDS Coalition

by (The Grand Rapid...)

Submitted 12-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

  In 1989 a group of committed leaders and the Council of Michigan Foundations came together to form the Michigan AIDS Fund (MAF) in response to the devastating AIDS crisis. Its creators were philanthropic leaders who rallied the state’s grant...

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