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German club invites community to celebrate Oktoberfest

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NEWS

The local Edelweiss Club is hosting their annual celebration of German heritage through food, beer, music and dancing September 26-27.


Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.


Local, national brewers to pour side by side at Summer Craft Beer Festival

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NEWS

Over 60 brewers from around the country will come together to showcase their mainstream and specialty brews for the people of Grand Rapids.


John Ball Zoo unveils new tiger exhibit

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

This summer, visitors to the John Ball Zoo will have the chance to view a tiger exhibit for the first time since 2009.


Discovering a city thriving with nature

Submitted 05-07-2014 under VOICES

One of the reasons I love living in Grand Rapids is because I can get the best of both worlds. If I want to get a little break from the city, I can easily go on a hike somewhere close. If I want to go on a bike ride, I can ride the Fred Meijer M-6 or Kent Trails, all within 10 miles from downtown.


Custer to focus on building creativity on northwest side Habitat for Humanity house

Submitted 04-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This May, Custer will send 50 volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity build a house on the Northwest Side.


Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.


West Side barbecue works to provide comfortable atmosphere, comfort food

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Louie's Bar and Rocket Lounge looks to become Grand Rapids' barbecue staple while encouraging community input for the future.


Local First awards leaders in community involvement

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NEWS

Community business nonprofit celebrates fourth annual award show with 616 Development, CityFlatsHotel, Spoonlickers, TerraTrike, Jamiel Robinson and Laurie Beard.


Drop off your Christmas tree for free

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

From January 2 through the end of the month, residents can bring their Christmas trees to one of four city park locations for free disposal.