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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit Blandford Nature Center (BNC) is inviting the public to join in the celebration of the life and achievements of its founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, who passed away in Grand...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30 Bus service changes are coming to The Rapid on Aug. 30, the transit service announced. The changes include increased service frequency for some routes, a couple route eliminations, renumberings, and...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 19

Submitted 08-19-2021 under NEWS

Kent District Library launching streaming platform for local musicians Kent District Library (KDL) has announced it will be launching a new streaming platform featuring West Michigan musicians, set for later this year. Called KDL Vibes, the platform...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 13

Submitted 08-13-2021 under NEWS

Fiesta Mexicana returning to downtown Grand Rapids next month An annual celebration of Mexican culture is back in downtown Grand Rapids next month, taking place for the community over three days at Calder Plaza. Hosted by the Mexican Heritage...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 6

Submitted 08-06-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne to retire next year Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne will be retiring in early 2022, he publicly announced on Tuesday. His retirement comes after more than three decades with the department and assuming...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 28

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NEWS

Gangnam District in South Korea becomes Grand Rapids’ new sister city Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday approved a sister city relationship with Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. The district is one of 25 autonomous districts...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 22

Submitted 07-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids replacing private lead service lines in Neighborhoods of Focus Grand Rapids city commissioners approved and accepted a $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, helping to replace around 1...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 15

Submitted 07-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Urban League selected to lead Cure Violence in Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids Urban League (GRUL) has been unanimously selected by the Grand Rapids City Commission to lead the Cure Violence program in the city, the City of Grand Rapids...

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City Connection: Commissioner O'Connor to be joined by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Executive Director

Submitted 07-09-2021 under NEWS

Join us on Monday, July 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for this month's episode of City Connection. City Connection is a monthly live call-in show hosted by the mayors of Grand Rapids since 1992. This month's episode is...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 8

Submitted 07-08-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids resuming in-person government meetings next week The City of Grand Rapids is resuming in-person government meetings starting July 13, it announced Thursday. The meetings had been held virtually since March 2020, in...

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