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Griffins' off-season signings prepare team for 2013-14 season

by (David V. Urban)

Submitted 07-31-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins played their last game just six weeks ago, but the Griffins' front office, in conjunction with their NHL parent club Detroit Red Wings, made a series of signings in July to prepare for the...

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Local sports and social club offers more than typical sports scene

by (Cass LaMacchia)

Submitted 07-01-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether you win or lose, it does not matter because after your team exits the field, your next play involves heading to a local bar where cold beer and conversation await you. The Grand Rapid’s Sport and Social Club pairs together athletics...

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New specialty internships to explore local breweries, farmers, creative class

by (Renato)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Imagine spending your summer keeping tabs on our local breweries and sitting down each week to learn a brewer's story. And then sharing it with your community. Or imagine visiting with our local farmers. Or nonprofits. Or the wide variety of...

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Ski racing grrl Emma Starner to compete in NASTAR Nationals

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When she leaves the gate to bomb down a ski hill, Emma Starner growls. This tiny blonde haired, blue eyed 7-year-old girl ski racer has a fierce attitude and a developing ski racing talent. She’s taking her skills to Colorado this week to see...

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Catalyst Radio: Mary Ullmer remaking her career as a journalist

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-12-2012 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 visit with local journalist Mary Ullmer. Ullmer was most recently sports editor for The Grand Rapids Press,...

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Grand Raggidy Roller Girls gear up for fall season

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Raggidy Roller Girls is a roller derby league based in Grandville. The league consists of three teams: The Grand Raggidy All Stars, the WFTDA ranked competition level team; The G-Rap Attack!, the mid-level team; and The Rapid Assault, made...

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Summer races worth running

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under OPINION

Even though a few weeks have passed since the 5/3 River Bank Run, most runners that took on Grand Rapids' big race are still fit and race-ready. That's good because the Grand Rapids area has a few races coming up that should not be missed....

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Grand Rapids Griffins excel in community involvement

by (ferrarok)

Submitted 05-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

If you've ever been to a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game, then you know they can put on an entertaining hockey game, but it's what is done behind the scenes that makes those games so exciting. I had the opportunity to sit down with...

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SBV of the Week: Coach a Sport or Lead Gym Activities

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center highlights an exciting skills-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from Seidman Boys & Girls Club: This opportunity offers volunteers a...

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Clemente Skate Park fundraising competition draws over 100 skaters

by (apalm)

Submitted 06-25-2010 under NEWS

From his early teen years, skate enthusiast Chris Gray dreamt of his ultimate skatepark. Years later, a goal he once thought was never tangible is well on its way to becoming a real life achievement. The Clemente Skatepark Committee held its first...

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