Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders Thursday reopening gyms and pools and allowing organized sports to resume across Michigan. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen for...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 18

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-18-2020 under NEWS

MHSAA moves Michigan high school football to spring The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) announced Friday it will move the 2020 fall football season to spring 2021, due to football's higher risk for spreading COVID-19. The move...

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Guiding Light Seeks Sponsors for Second 'Sober Bowl' Watch Party

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Each winter, more than 100 million Americans gather in front of their TV screens to watch the football game, but get-togethers for the annual sporting event can become dangerous for people in recovery when the evening focuses more on alcohol than...

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Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman, recently hired as the new Head Varsity Football Coach for Union High School for Grand Rapids Public Schools, says his job as the football coach is not just passing along a love of football to the teens at Union- but is also a channel...

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GRFC finding its niche in the GR community

by (rodawolm)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

On the corner of Diamond Avenue and Fountain Street in the Midtown neighborhood of Grand Rapids sits Houseman Field, a recently renovated stadium owned by the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Built in 1923, the stadium has seen its share of sporting...

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Growing up at historical Houseman Field

by (caithoop)

Submitted 12-22-2014 under VOICES

Grand Rapids as a city has seen great transformation in the last 10 years. As a 20-something adult, I live among the throngs of people who chose to transplant to this mid-sized city. But I’ve been here the whole time, and I have not forgotten...

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World (Refugee Day Cup


Submitted 06-18-2014 under

Do you love being around beautiful people? Do you enjoy playing or watching the beautiful game? Interested in learning more about the meaning behind World Refugee Day and the different communities in West Michigan?   Join us for the inaugural...

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Thought Design takes new twist on tailgating

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under NEWS

Thought Design owner and Grand Rapidian, Denise VanEck, and her staff are ready to kick off another season of friends, football and, of course, food. Before we know it, the leaves on the trees will begin to change as they welcome football season....

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