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Movies in the Park to show The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

DGRI presents its fourth installment of Movies in the Park featuring the 70's cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Giant chess board engages public space in play

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has set up a giant chess board outside of the GRAM for public use.

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company boasts only certified organic beer in Michigan

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

More than a year after their opening, Grand Rapids Brewing Company maintains its title as the only certified organic brewery in Michigan and the Midwest.

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Story Matters: Megan Clawson shares what it's like to move to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Megan Clawson and her husband chose to move to Grand Rapids out of anywhere else in the state. She shares what she's noticed about joining a new community- including a noticeable pride in products made in Michigan.

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Story Matters: LJ Smith rediscovers Grand Rapids citizens, events

Submitted 07-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

Lajanae (LJ) Smith has been rediscovering her city and realizing that the citizens here are friendly, fun and worthy of a round of applause.

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Story Matters: Amanda Lytle explains her experience as first-time Rapidian reporter

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Amanda Lytle discovered one day that she could share her love of the city of Grand Rapids by being a Rapidian reporter. Here she talks about what that was like and why she looks forward to writing her next article.

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Story Matters: Matt Lytle remembers Reptile House

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Matt Lytle has seen the bar and restaurant scene in Grand Rapids boom. He and his wife now enjoy visiting places like Brewery Vivant, Winchester and The Meanwhile.

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Story Matters: Debra, Caleb Fisher share what they love about their new city

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Debra Fisher and her son Caleb Fisher were downtown on Friday night and stopped by the story fort to tell us what they like about their new city.

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Why GR Forward: Preparing for smart, explosive growth takes citizen involvement

Submitted 07-16-2014 under OPINION

As the Grand Rapids community is rapidly evolving, I am excited to help us plan with "Design Thinking" as I serve on the GR Forward Steering Committee.

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Experience French Culture at Arena District event at Downtown Market

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NEWS

The Arena District will be hosting a French Cultural Club where friends and family can come to try new foreign activities, food, French music and much more.

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