Grand River

Downtown GR Smart Phone Tour Launched

by (grcmc)

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

Last spring, representatives from four community organizations came together to make downtown Grand Rapids more interactive.  The result? A smart phone tour of 13 downtown points of interest. The GR TagTour has been created through a...

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Dear Newsweek - An open letter from Mayor George K. Heartwell

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

Dear Ms. Brown: The citizens of Grand Rapids were astounded when you declared our city, Grand Rapids, to be a "dying city" in the January 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Dying city? Surely Newsweek must be joking! Would a major medical school...

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Pollution in the Grand River

by (schraubm)

Submitted 12-07-2010 under OPINION

"Filthy water cannot be washed."    - African Proverb If you’re familiar with downtown Grand Rapids, you’ve likely been exposed to the deteriorating quality of the Grand River. Poor water quality prevents people from fully...

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Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up pulls 15,689 pounds of trash from watershed

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 10-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up brought together 202 volunteers on Saturday, October 9 to collect a total of 15,689 lbs of trash from 10 miles of Grand River watershed, according to refuse data from the four participating...

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Mayor Nods to “Rapids on the Grand”

by (Coffee)

Submitted 02-01-2010 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell included recommendations from Green Grand Rapids in his annual State of the City address on Saturday, January 30th.  Among several important, yet ho-hum initiatives listed in the address, such as “manage...

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Connie Jones’ lifestyle changes led her to the American Heart Association

by (American Heart ...)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NONPROFITS

Connie Jones of Grand Rapids is fun-loving and supporting of anyone who asks for her help in their health journey. She is motivated now to stay healthy though she wasn’t always that way. When she was 47 years old, she weighed 400 pounds and...

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Community rowing program unites different schools into a crew

by (grrower)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

What divides them is what unites them. About 45 kids from various high schools across Grand Rapids get into rowing shells and become a team. They have no school spirit to work with, no school mascot to rally around. This is about building teamwork,...

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