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Building revitalization projects proposed for Wealthy Street

Submitted 01-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

East Hills residents heard proposals aimed to develop two lots on Wealthy Street SE, with a butcher shop and a mixed-used development plans to revitalize the lots at 1059 and 1106 Wealthy.


Gazelle Girl Race refreshes for 2015

Submitted 01-12-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In its third year Gazelle Girl Half Marathon makes a few changes, including the start and finish location moving to Calder Plaza, which will allow for more pre and post race activities.


Design architects to share stories of Old Federal Building's transformations

Submitted 01-06-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

[CANCELLED] The Old Federal Building at pearl and Division has had many purposes over the years. A free presentation from the Grand Rapids Historical Society will


Ski film premiere, fundraiser encourages girls to do more, be more in the outdoors

Submitted 12-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

West Michigan’s local ski community is bringing the ski film “Pretty Faces” to Grand Rapids on its national tour. The premiere will inspire young female athletes to do more, be more.


West Side booms with new restaurants, breweries

Submitted 12-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the past few years and in the recent months, there has been an influx of breweries, restaurants and local businesses choosing to open in the West Side.


Santa signs to deaf children

Submitted 12-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services held their annual "Signing with Santa" event on Saturday, which has grown into a multi-generational event. The organization provides resources and services to the deaf communities of West Michigan with the goal of inclusiveness.


Downtown noodle restaurant pays homage to historical spice trade

Submitted 12-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

From the moment one walks in, The Bandit Queen tells a story through not only the food, but also the decor and overall design aesthetic of the small 20-seat establishment.


Wintertime Fun in Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether you're into the cold or not, Grand Rapids is bursting with wintertime activities to help get us out of the house this season!


Mushrooms keep growing at The Urban Mushroom

Submitted 12-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mary Ann Faulkner, new owner of the local purveyor of the indoor-grown mushrooms, has expanded farmers market sales and keeps her focus on education and serving her customers.


World AIDS Day Memorial, Celebrations at Wealthy Theatre, Fountain Street Church

Submitted 11-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Red Project hosts a two day World AIDS day Memorial and Celebrations at Wealthy Theatre and Fountain Street Church