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Meet the candidates: 2024 Grand Rapids mayoral election

Submitted 06-14-2024 under NEWS

Get to know the four candidates running for the seat of mayor of Grand Rapids before the Aug. 6 primary election!


GRAM on the Green Brings Free Summer Concerts Downtown for the 15th Year

Submitted 06-13-2024 under NONPROFITS

Concerts take place on Thursday nights on the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s outdoor terrace: July 18, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8


Updated: Water main break in SE neighborhood floods homes, residents under water boil advisory

Submitted 06-13-2024 under NEWS

A water main break at Adams and Philadelphia Streets in Southeast Grand Rapids flooded homes. While the City works to isolate and repair the 24-inch main, 100-150 homes may soon face a water boil advisory.


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.


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?


"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.


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.


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.


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.


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.