Downtown Grand rapids

Why place matters

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Humans hunger for community. We yearn to be connected. We want to feel good about the spaces where we live, work and play together. Today, attention to remaking our places to better serve collective needs has many names: placemaking, city-building...

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Lights in the Night: Where hope takes flight

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 09-19-2012 under NEWS

UPDATE: EVENT ADVISORY - WEATHER POSTPONEMENT The Lights in the Night ArtPrize artist, following advice from local weather media WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, FOX 17, WOOD TV8, WOTV 4, is making the call to postpone tonight's Lights in the Night GR...

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Color Run comes to Grand Rapids, benefits local charity

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 06-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The Color Run will take place in downtown Grand Rapids on August 5. For the first time, Grand Rapidians will run the streets of downtown while getting doused with powdery color along the way. There's a different color at every kilometer and at...

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4 Sundays, 4 Museums. Free for everyone.

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 01-11-2012 under NEWS

A new year-long collaboration between four Grand Rapids museums was announced today at a mid-morning press conference. For four Sundays in 2012, museums in Grand Rapids’ downtown will be open and free of charge for visitors. Gathering at the...

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Food truck debate put on hold

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 12-08-2011 under NEWS

Thursday afternoon, the Grand Rapids Planning Commission had a public hearing considering an ordinance that would allow mobile food vendors (i.e. food trucks, carts, and so on) to operate on private property such as parking lots. Cities such as...

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New Heartside businesses, getting saucy Italian style and snazzy photo recap of the Meetup!

by (Heartside Busin...)

Submitted 06-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

  Welcome to a wonderful warm June! This month It’s All Happening includes a peek at a few new Neighbors, an inside look at an exciting event series and some pics from the June Meetup! Revision Division is in full effect month...

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Community Profile | Rachel Lee, the accidental historian

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 11-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee has sound advice for Grand Rapids city residents: “Get involved with your city.” Lee can talk the talk because she has certainly walked the walk. The East Hills resident and now “retired” president of the East Hills Neighborhood...

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On the Cheap!

by (jennschaub)

Submitted 01-27-2010 under OPINION

I know this time of year can be tight SO this weekend there are a bunch of SUPER cheap options (mostly 6$ and under!) and a whole bunch of freebies! If you are going to splurge I suggest the Ballet, normally maybe not for everyone, but their Chaplin...

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