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Catalyst Radio: Real Pirates exhibit at GRPM displays actual artifacts from 300 years ago

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we take a preview look at the Grand Rapids Public Museum exhibit Real Pirates. Real Pirates tells the true story of...

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Story Matters: Evelyn Searl remembers attending ball in The Morton House

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Rapidian created a special story fort for SiTE:LAB's Preview Party on Tuesday, September...

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Monroe Center Architectural Walking Tour

by (Winslow DiPiazza)

Submitted 08-29-2014 under

Depart from the Grand Rapids Art Museum GoSite. We will walk the length of Monroe Center from Pearl Street to Division and back highlighting buildings their architecture and histories.   Special arrangements to tour a building are in the works...

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Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will be visiting Grand Rapids for a luncheon titled “America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship.” At the luncheon, Carter will speak about her close, personal friendship with Betty Ford. Steve Ford...

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GR Public Library to host History Detectives day of presentations

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, January 18 the Grand Rapids Public Library will host its sixth annual History Detectives event. The itinerary for the day is listed: 9:30 “Women and WWII: New Roles and Old Stereotypes” with Dr. Richard Harms 10:30 “...

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Story Matters: 7th generation Grand Rapidian Jim Cox sees vitality in city today

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV.  Jim Cox sat...

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Catalyst Radio: Plaster Creek Stewards work for restoration of local watershed

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-15-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW On this edition of Catalyst Radio we learn about an effort to bring back to health a key watershed in the Grand Rapids area. Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Crossing Borders

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

THE PROGRAM Offered at Dominican Center at Marywood, this six-session course, designed by JustFaith Ministries, offers the opportunity for prayer, reading and reflection about the issue of immigration.  We will explore public policy positions...

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Explore historic Firehouse #11

by (ebouwens)

Submitted 07-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Firehouse #11, located at the corner of Diamond Ave SE and Chester St SE, is the oldest actively functioning firehouse in Grand Rapids. On a Wednesday morning I decided to drop by to take a few pictures of the exterior, and was pleasantly surprised...

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West Michigan Jazz Society carries on mission of founding leaders

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Betty Forrest had a passion for jazz, and she was married to a jazz musician. Jack Hoppus was a radio DJ with his own all-night jazz show for WLAV, and collected jazz records while opening up Jack’s Record Shop. Together, these two helped to...

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