History

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....

[read more]

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...

[read more]

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...

[read more]

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...

[read more]

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.

[read more]

Glance at the Past - Grab Corners

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

This episode shares the history of Campau Square, formerly known as Grab Corners.

[read more]

Uncivil disobedience: Thoughts on recent vandalism from a former Wealthy Street business owner

by (geobay3)

Submitted 02-07-2011 under OPINION

In the wake of continuing vandalism in the Wealthy Street business district, I feel compelled to offer another take on the so-called gentrification of the area. As a lifelong resident of Delaware, I moved here in 1988 to open my first art gallery on...

[read more]

Glance at the Past - City Horses

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

This episode of Glance at the Past focuses on the role of horses in the city.

[read more]

Glance at the Past - Maya Lin

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-31-2011 under NONPROFITS

Maya Lin designed the central gathering area in downtown Grand Rapids.

[read more]

Glance at the Past - Indian Mounds

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' original Indian Mounds have been replaced by reconstructions.

[read more]

Browse