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John Ball Park

John Ball Zoo opens early for spring

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NEWS

Reduced ticket prices are offered now through April 27 for currently opened exhibits, such as the grizzly bears, otters, tigers, and the red panda, Wyatt.

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Neighborhood organizations hold meetings informing residents about proposed zoning changes

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

Area Neighborhood Associations held weekend meetings to inform residents of proposed zoning changes.

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The mystery lot of 269 Garfield SW

Submitted 02-15-2018 under NEWS

In September of 1965 a house on the city's west side sank into a sinkhole. Years after the sinking the land still sits empty. What is the story behind the property at 269 Garfield SW?

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Residents complain they have to ask for backyard chickens, firepits but developers could bypass public hearings

Submitted 02-13-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission wants to make changes to a city ordinance allowing 'by right development" eliminating neighborhood input.

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German Band EINSHOCH6 performs at Aquinas College: November 1, 2017

Submitted 10-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Engaging, fun, a musical feast! The German band EINSHOCH6 stands for a culturally unique performance of music, language, and word play by combining elements of classical music with hip-hop lyrics in a remarkable musical form!

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German band EINSHOCH6 on U.S. tour, will perform at Aquinas on November 1

Submitted 10-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Engaging, fun, a musical feast! The German band EINSHOCH6 stands for a culturally unique performance of music, language, and word play by combining elements of classical music with hip-hop lyrics in a remarkable musical form!

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Friends of GR Parks is dedicated to enhancing and expanding the city's public spaces

Submitted 10-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Friends of GR Parks has a long-term commitment to improving and expanding Grand Rapids' park system

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Join Us for Alternatives in Motion's 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion would love to count you in for our 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards benefiting persons with disabilities in west Michigan.

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First class of GRPS Challenge Scholars aims for free college

Submitted 06-16-2017 under NEWS

Union High School freshmen wrap up the school year with free college in mind, as the first group of potential Challenge Scholars in Grand Rapids Public Schools.

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John Ball Zoo and Grand Rapids Public Museum proposal November 8

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

The November 8 Zoo and Museum millage proposal is an opportunity for Kent County voters to make an investment in two cultural institutions that are essential to the growth of our community.

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