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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Celebrate Independence Day downtown

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under NEWS

For the first time this year, the city of Grand Rapids will celebrate Independence Day by combining the Amway Family Fireworks with Celebration on the Grand festivities to create one two-day event.  Both events will be held at Ah-Nab-Awen Park...

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Story Matters: Amber has fond memories of fireworks downtown

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2013 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. While in Ah Nab Awen Park on Friday, August 23, The Rapidian's Story Matters project...

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Safety officials see increase in fireworks-related fires

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“The city of Grand Rapids has seen 1/10 of one inch of rain in the past 22 days,” says Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Salatka. “Since May 1 the Grand Rapids area has a four-inch deficit of rain compared to our local averages. These...

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Residents upset over fireworks may see relief

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 06-19-2012 under NEWS

According to the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), since the state passed the new fireworks law they've been receiving 40 to 50 calls a day from annoyed residents. Confusion over the new law left the police department unsure of what they...

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