Imagining a world where love is the way

by (shaykraley)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

It was a mere 51 years ago that Mildred and Richard Loving, an African American woman and white man, inadvertently and indelibly changed the landscape of love when they fought all the way to the Supreme Court for their right to be married. On June...

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Grand Rapids welcomes in Year of the Dog

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under NEWS

Hundreds of people gathered at Gillette Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, February 16, 2018, to welcome in the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dog started with a bang with the lighting of 4,000 firecrackers.  The event held in downtown...

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Salsa Celebración heats up Downtown Market with salsa sampling, activities for kids

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you’re looking for a spicy way to spend your Saturday, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting a brand new event on July 29, 2017 from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. that you won’t want to miss. Salsa Celebración brings together summer’s...

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Emmanuel Hospice Annual Celebration

by (Emmanuel Hospice)

Submitted 08-17-2016 under

On November 1, Emmanuel Hospice will host its first Annual Celebration luncheon. Join us for powerful stories from Emmanuel Hospice, a keynote address from author Dave Kampfschulte on end-of-life issues, live music from our music therapist, and more...

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Grand Rapids festivities to promote community, entertainment for national holiday

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

Celebrating independence and community is the main focus of this year’s Fourth of July festivities around the Grand Rapids area. From Grandville to East Grand Rapids, neighborhoods will hold several events to entertain and captivate people of...

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The Rapidian to celebrate five years at historic downtown hotel

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 23 from 6-11 p.m., SiTE:LAB will hold their yearly "ArtPrize Eve" preview of their 2014 ArtPrize artists and their pieces, this year taking over the historic Morton Hotel, some of which has not seen the light of day...

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Comstock Park Community Celebration

by (Pilgrim Manor)

Submitted 08-07-2014 under

Local organizations have partnered together to host a community celebration starting at 7 p.m. Friday, August 8 at Dwight Lydell Park. The free celebration includes music, ice cream, a photo booth, school supply giveaways, community resource tables...

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Let's take charge of our Independence day celebration as residents

by (Annie)

Submitted 08-02-2014 under OPINION

Every year we rely on the generosity of the wealthy to put on our Independence day festivities. What if, instead, the city set up a way that the residents of Grand Rapids can have more of a say in the way events happen? An account could be set up...

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More than metal: Gazelle Girl celebrates VIP Charm Tour winner

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 02-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Cassidy Munger, a resident of Ada, Michigan, participated in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon in 2013 alongside her sister, Johanna VanderWall. Munger's niece, Anaya VanderWall, lost her battle with SMA Type 1 Diabetes last year at the age of 1....

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Local First to celebrate fourth year of local pride

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 01-27-2014 under NEWS

Local First will host its fourth annual LocalMotion Awards on Tuesday, January 28. The event is designed to celebrate the creative geniuses behind the scenes of the Grand Rapids local food and drink industry and come together in name of local pride...

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