Grand Rapids

Primary election narrows candidate pool for fall

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-04-2010 under NEWS

Republican candidates outnumbered Democrats in West Michigan in the August 3 primary electon but, as always, only one from each party was chosen once the votes were counted. GovernorRepublican candidate Pete Hoekstra was the leading vote getter in...

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[EASTOWN] The Bus Stops Here

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It happens every 30 minutes. Retirees, professionals and school children get on board and get to where they’re going for pocket change using one of the most unsung rides on the road: the city bus. The Rapid, as it’s called in the Grand Rapids metro...

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New 4g Broadband in GR; Low-income Program to Come

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under NEWS

Videographer Chad Becker provides this report from today's City of Grand Rapids press conference announcing the arrival of a new broadband service option for local residents. The 4g WiMax network is being launched by the company Clearwire....

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Seven candidates in primary for gubernatorial seat, 3rd Congressional District

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NEWS

In the Aug. 3 primary election, five republicans and two democrats are running for party backing and eventually Michigan's 4-year gubernatorial seat. The same amount are in the primary race for Michigan's 3rd Congressional District seat in the U.S....

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Secchia's Lake Michigan home creates beautiful backdrop for the first Summer Soiree

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

Peter and Joan Secchia graciously opened their Lake Michigan home to host Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth’s first ever Summer Soirée to benefit Camp O’Malley on July 13, 2010. There were 85 Camp O’Malley supporters in...

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Let the Southtown Revitalization Continue!

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 07-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

The magnificent Madison Avenue and Hall Streetscape project is currently in the works! Community stakeholders have been anxiously anticipating the construction of a beautiful streetscape in this area and it is exciting to see it actually taking...

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Formal Wear At the Beach A Great Summer Activity

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 07-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Nothing says summer in Grand Rapids like getting out of town for a day and heading to the beach in Grand Haven, a mere 30 miles away.  Five years ago, two locals had a different idea for going to the beach.  Friends and 76 Coffee...

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Best Buy employees' volunteering pays off big for Boys & Girls Club members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Amazing things can happen when big corporations pair up with local non-profits, and on June 28th and 29th, Best Buy demonstrated exactly this. Forty-seven Club members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth participated in...

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The Golfer's Prayer Book

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 07-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

by: Rosemary Steers, Communications Specialist Sister Dorothy Ederer has been a member of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids since 1965. She taught junior high school for 14 years, receiving several awards for teaching excellence. She spent...

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Cutting the Cord – Step One: Over the Air HDTV in Grand Rapids, MI

by (grtechpart)

Submitted 07-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

 To promote the Grand Rapids Technology Partnership’s (GRTP) goals of providing technology education and promoting technology use in the region, GRTP Partner Will Hartwell is writing the “Cutting the Cord” series.  In this series, Will...

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