city history

History Detectives: Sleuthing for Local History

by (grpl)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under

A day-long event made up of six programs exploring various aspects of Grand Rapids history. Presented by area historians and members of historical and cultural organizations, topics are varied and reflect the unique heritage of West Michigan. Topics...

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Choo Choo Grill still wows with its burgers after 68 years

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

As a regular of Stella’s half-off burger nights, I enjoy a good burger. For me, a burger is a comfortable stand-by. If I go to any restaurant and feel indecisive about the menu options, I order a burger. That being said, all burgers are not...

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Story Matters: Marjorie Steele uncovers history of Kendall building

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Marjorie Steele sat...

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Free program looks at life of Progressive Era activist: Educator Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

­­­Who was Josephine Ahnefeldt Goss? The question brings a blank stare from most area residents. Yet this local Progressive Era activist was on the forefront of numerous significant community contributions after she arrived in Grand...

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The Bitter End Coffee House: Unique grounds

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 12-06-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

"The environment stimulates thinking," says Grand Valley student, Jessica Pontow. "The ethereal atmosphere helps capture inspiration," agrees fellow student, Patrick Herta. Both Pontow and Herta note the unique setting of the...

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A look back of the Lake Line Interurban from the early 1900s

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 11-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sit back and enjoy a ride into the past when the history of the Lake Line Interurban is presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW. Carl Bajema, GVSU professor emeritus of biology, will present...

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