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Blue Bridge by GVSU undergoing $1.35 Million reconstruction [PHOTO ESSAY]

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is preserving the life of our well-known Blue Bridge, and pedestrians should be able to walk it mid-August once again. Our Rapidian photographer Owen Fifield got a sneak peek at what's going on inside the temporary covering.


Iconic Grand Rapids church tower comes down, brick by brick

Submitted 07-11-2013 under NEWS

First United Methodist Church's tower in downtown Grand Rapids is being deconstructed by hand.


The price of good streets

Submitted 07-09-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Our roads are in a bad condition: that is no longer an opinion. Funding them is a more complicated question. Here are some ways that the city, the state and taxpayer can help give us good streets again.


Tell the Awesome Foundation about your ideas

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Dedicated to spreading awesome since Nov. 2011


Grab coffee with neighbors every Friday at East Hills

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NEWS

East Hills Council of Neighbors invites neighbors to come chat about the neighborhood over coffee every Friday morning.


Kids to learn bike safety, receive free helmet at annual event

Submitted 06-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Young professionals from BL²END will be running the Bike Helmet Block Party to encourage bicycle safety this Saturday at the Salvation Army.


Ladies Night to offer biking, self defense pointers

Submitted 06-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Spoke Folks is hosting their first Ladies Night, complete with bike repair, a hands on learning experience in self defense, crafts and a group ride at the end of the event.


Walk this Sunday to support refugees

Submitted 06-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Sunday June 23, the first Grand Rapids Refugee Walk will take place at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The 5K walk will help Bethany's to refugee resettlement program in West Michigan.


Local organizations, individuals recognized for community impact

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

GR Initiative for Leaders presents a Community IMPACT award to individuals and organizations which have made a positive contribution to their communities.


Teen violence prevention program launches summer campaign

Submitted 06-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Goal to get RAVE back in 50 classrooms this school year aimed at stopping the cycle of violence