History

Celtic pilgrimage to sacred places

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 02-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, is sponsoring a tour of England and Scotland, with a focus on the history of Celtic spirituality and mysticism.  Highlights of this pilgrimage include London...

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Through a Jewish lens

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

From February 1 - May 2, 2012, Dominican Center at Marywood  is offering a 13-week program that will study the interfaith discussion of soul traits from the wisdom of the Hebrew Scripture and rabbinical writings. This is a 13-week course...

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Discover legendary St. Mark Episcopal Church's 175-year-old history

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 01-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

Join us Thursday evening, January 12 as we explore the legendary history of St. Mark Episcopal Church, a proud downtown landmark that can trace its beginnings to 1836.  Called the church of mayors, St. Mark's members have been longtime...

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Glance at the Past - Old Plank Road

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Plank Road connected Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, its thriving neighbor to the north. This 19th century middle passage finally limited the more than 30 mile trip to a single day's journey. "Glance at the Past" is a collaboration...

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Glance at the Past - Fire Bell

by (WYCE)

Submitted 11-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

This bell still stands at the entrance of Grand Rapids Public Museum. Learn about its rich history with Grand Rapids Fire Department on this episode of Glance at the Past!

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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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