Festival of the Arts returns to Calder Plaza for its 55th year

Submitted 06-11-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Festival of the Arts, the largest volunteer-run festival in the U.S., returned to Calder Plaza, celebrating art, food, music and the diverse community of Grand Rapids. The three-day event featured street performers, interactive activities and non-profit organizations.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does your faith depend on an afterlife?

Submitted 06-10-2024 under OPINION

If you were suddenly convinced that there was no afterlife, how would that affect your work in your tradition?

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"Beautiful" dramatizes Carole King's journey from high school to Carnegie Hall

Submitted 06-09-2024 under OPINION

Alyssa Garcia Bauer shines in jukebox musical dramatizing the rise of influential singer-songwriter Carole King.

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School's out, Grand Rapids: Here are some ideas to keep the whole family entertained

Submitted 06-07-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Discover family-friendly summer activities in Grand Rapids, from free festivals and outdoor storytime to affordable attractions like the Frederik Meijer Gardens and John Ball Zoo.

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Orville Peck takes off the mask

Submitted 06-06-2024 under OPINION

Masked singer kicks off Meijer Gardens's summer concert series with songs alternating between melancholy and rousing.

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Ditch Lily blooms between spring and summer at Idlewild Farm show

Submitted 06-03-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Ditch Lily celebrated Beltane and the transition between spring and summer at Idlewild Farm with music, face painting and baby goat cuddles.

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Free outdoor movies return to Grand Rapids this summer

Submitted 06-03-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Sunset Cinema & Movies in the Park return to bring free cinema to the community, with a fresh line-up of classics and hits.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: As you've aged, have you grown more hopeful or more cynical?

Submitted 06-03-2024 under OPINION

After serving for as many years as you have as clergy, do you think you're become more hopeful and optimistic? Or rather cynical? I hear and read so much about people leaving the clergy due to frustration with their flocks, boards and policies.

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City to accept applications for Neighborhood Match Fund projects in June

Submitted 05-30-2024 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids will be accepting Neighborhood Match Fund applications for community-driven projects that bring Grand Rapidians together beginning in June.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How does your tradition understand the role of autonomy in medical care?

Submitted 05-28-2024 under OPINION

What is the role of autonomy in medical care?

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