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Spirits and Wine Author Reads at Schuler Books

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

One might think to write a mystery book, you'd need to read a few mystery books. Not the case with Susan Newhof: she's more of a science fiction reader, and the oddities of that genre provided the groundwork she needed to write a mystery....

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Glance at the Past - Bridge Banquet

by (WYCE)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

Civil War soldiers are greeted with a lavish banquet upon their return to Grand Rapids.

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Ziggy Marley's Forward to Love Tour hits Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

"If you know your history, then you know where you coming from, then you wouldn't have to ask who the 'eck do you think I am."--Bob Marley, from his song Buffalo Soldier. History and its relationship to the social justice issues of...

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Glance at the Past - Cigars

by (WYCE)

Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

At the turn of the 20th Century, cigars were the tobacco of choice among Grand Rapidians.

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Glance at the Past - Gerald R. Ford

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

A brief history of "Grand Rapids' favorite son," Gerald R. Ford.

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Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby - Part 3

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 06-29-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Part III: “FREE INDEED” This is part three in a three-part series re-introducing folk musician Dave Bixby to the city that he left 40 years ago. He performed last Friday at The Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S....

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Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby - Part 2

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 06-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Part II: “FALSE PROPHETS” This is part two in a three-part series re-introducing folk musician Dave Bixby to the city that he left 40 years ago. He is performing this Friday at The Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division) in...

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Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby - Part 1

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 06-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Part I: THE "CULT ALBUM" This is part one in a three-part series re-introducing folk musician Dave Bixby to the city that he left 40 years ago. He is performing this Friday at The Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division) in...

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Local children's book author leads 250-mile bike ride to Chicago

by (saradipity)

Submitted 05-18-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

With internet, television, smart phones and the numerous other electronic distractions, today’s youth are becoming more and more apathetic to the idea of enacting big ideas. Local children’s book author Sue Stauffacher set out on a five...

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Glance at the Past - Ryerson Public Library

by (WYCE)

Submitted 03-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

In 1904, the Ryerson Library opened to give Rapidians a place for books. A renovation in 2003 made the Ryerson Library what it is today: the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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