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Division Mural Saved by Neighborhood Support

Submitted 11-05-2009 under NEWS

A motion was unanimously passed Nov 4th that will allow the wall and mural at 217 South Division to remain in place temporarily.  Although the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Committee was clear that the boarding up of a historical building...

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Pay by Phone Parking Service Comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-04-2009 under NEWS

Parking at meters on the streets of Grand Rapids just got a little easier, especially if you don't keep a pile of change in the cup holder of your car.  No change?  No problem! A few weeks ago, I drove downtown to get a hair cut...

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[SE END] From the Polls: 3rd Ward, Precincts 9 &10

Submitted 11-03-2009 under NEWS

By 11:40 a.m. this morning, 96 voters had entered their decision at the polling station for the 3rd Ward’s precincts 9 and 10 at Mulick Park Elementary, 1761 Rosewood Ave. SE. Despite a contested race for 3rd Ward commissioner, only around 4.5% of...

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Jendrasiak, Shaffer compete once more for 1st Ward Seat

Submitted 11-02-2009 under NEWS

To some voters, their ballots Tuesday will leave them with a slight case of déjà vu. Incumbent Jim Jendrasiak and Dave Shaffer both ran four years ago to be elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission, 1st Ward. When the pair competed in 2005,...

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Balance Training to Improve Running

Submitted 11-01-2009 under NEWS

Balance. One might think of it as something that older people need to be concerned with or as something those who practice yoga are working to attain. But, balance for runners is important, too. "Balance is basically making sure your body is in...

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Creating the perfect Zombie Look

Submitted 10-30-2009 under NEWS

Getting ready for Halloween and/or the Zombie Walk is great fun.  Zombie's are everywhere and it's easy to create that look if you know how.  This is a video demonstration of basic Zombie Makeup. 

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Coming Soon to Downtown: Angel's Thai Café

Submitted 10-29-2009 under NEWS

Angel’s Thai Café, a new Thai restaurant, is in development at 136 Monroe Center NW. According to Ger Lee, the café’s chef, the restaurant will feature Thai-fusion cuisine, much of which will be influenced heavily by the food of Korea. Lee believes...

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Meet a candidate for 3rd Ward commissioner

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

In 1971, Volunteers In Service to America sent a young Carol Townsend to Grand Rapids. Having seen the bright lights of two big cities, Carol was bummed to be here. Early disappointment soon evolved into deep appreciation. “If I had stayed in...

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350GR - City Participates in International Day of Climate Action

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

On Saturday, October 24th nearly 60 activists gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the 350.org International Day of Climate Action. Overall 5,200 events in 181 countries happened on the 24th, marking it as the largest day...

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Restaurant opening: One Stop Coney Shop, GR's newest hot dog joint

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

One Stop Coney Shop, Grand Rapids’ newest hot dog joint, opened yesterday at 154 E. Fulton,  former home of the Flute Boutique. Leslie DeGalan and her husband, Brian, moved to the NW side of Grand Rapids from Grosse Pointe in mid-September to...

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