Monument and Veterans Memorial Park to receive facelift

by (rpontius)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

“People are like, hey, well – this just happened overnight. Well, it didn’t happen overnight,” says Steve Faber of the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. “That park has been on the books for nearly a decade. It’s just...

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Blue Bridge by GVSU undergoing $1.35 Million reconstruction [PHOTO ESSAY]

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

Those traveling through the downtown area may be curious about the fabric surrounding the Blue Bridge, also known as Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Pedestrian Bridge over the Grand River. The bridge is undergoing reconstruction until the end of...

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Catalyst Radio: Wealthy Theatre energy, beautification, technology upgrades underway

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-14-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW A major fundraising project to help make the historic Wealthy Theatre sustainable and energy efficient began in 2011 – the centennial anniversary...

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Habitat for Humanity raises walls in Wealthy Heights neighborhood

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under NEWS

On Friday November 16, 2012, community members from throughout Kent County participated in a wall-raising ceremony with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. The wall-raising ceremony took place at 307 Robey Place SE, and...

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Camp O'Malley donors break 
ground for new cabin

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Spring has arrived and preparations are underway to get Camp O’Malley ready for a fun-filled summer of campers. Camp O’Malley is growing and must keep up by building a new cabin to bring the camp up to capacity. Generous donors Jeff and...

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Habitat recipient "pays it forward"

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It started when a speck of shingle stone landed in Michael Bradley's eye. Bradley was volunteering as one of Union High School's Habitat builders. While Bill Moerdyk, a Kent County's Habitat for Humanity ...

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Brick by Brick: Grandville Avenue is Redone

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NEWS

A major street renovation on Grandville Avenue between Oakes and Weston is nearly complete. The project, which began in June will totally rebuild the street, which interestingly still had wooden trolley tracks hidden underneath the pavement. New...

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The future of health care is blossoming in the Heartside District

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under OPINION

If you’ve been near St. Mary’s Hospital on Jefferson or otherwise close to the corner of Cherry and Sheldon recently, you may have noticed a large area of new construction underway. What is being built on the former parking lot at Cherry Street...

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Fulton Street Farmers Market ready for architectural design unveiling

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 08-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

Picture this: Instead of a braid of 122 wooden stalls flanked by gray space, immediately eye-catching about the lot at 1147 E. Fulton is a sign. Fulton Street Farmers Market, it will say, framed by a hospitality building to the left and shaded...

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