History

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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Glance at the Past - Indian Mounds

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' original Indian Mounds have been replaced by reconstructions.

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Glance at the Past - East Side Canal

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

The East Side Power Canal was started in 1835 and completed in 1842.

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Petoskey author offers historical glimpse of Northern Michigan's Bay View community

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

Journey back to Northern Michigan's Victorian times Thursday evening, Jan. 13, when long-time Petoskey resident and author Mary Jane Doerr presents a glimpse of historic Bay View, a neighboring community near Petoskey. This popular coastal...

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Winter photos: Someone must know which street this is

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 12-30-2010 under OPINION

A couple of weeks ago, The Rapidian and The Grand Rapids Press launched their respective winter photo projects. On our part, we asked Rapidians to share what there is to love about West Michigan winters. The Press opted for a caption...

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Crowd cheers on Hispanic Flamenco Ballet at Wealthy Theatre

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-03-2010 under NEWS

On Wednesday morning, the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet's charter bus pulled up to Wealthy Theatre. Not far away were a swarm of yellow buses carrying more than 300 students. Billed on the dance company's website as the best option for student field...

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Fulton Street Cemetery - Part II: Citizens and their contributions to Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-10-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The Fulton Street Cemetery is home to men and women who made this city what it is today. Many of the things we enjoy in this city were created by the settlers of a tiny frontier town called Grand Rapids. “The people in this cemetery are...

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