Grand Rapids

Meet the candidates: 2024 Grand Rapids mayoral election

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-14-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians are in for a major election year in 2024. Not only will there be an election for president of the United States, but several local offices. Among those is the mayoral seat for the City of Grand Rapids. There will be four mayoral...

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Updated: Water main break in SE neighborhood floods homes, residents under water boil advisory

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 06-13-2024 under NEWS

Updated, June 13, 2024 at 2:15 p.m, Water to the impacted area has been shut off. Once water is turned on, residents in this area should boil their water. According to a spokesperson from the City, residents in this area of Adams...

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Festival of the Arts returns to Calder Plaza for its 55th year

by (Koyflores)

Submitted 06-11-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Festival of the Arts, the largest volunteer-run festival in the U.S., returned to Calder Plaza last weekend to celebrate art, food, music and the diverse community of Grand Rapids for its 55th annual event.  “It’s a great way to...

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Free outdoor movies return to Grand Rapids this summer

by (Justin Mills)

Submitted 06-03-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Warm weather is back in Grand Rapids which means a summer of free outdoor cinema showings have commenced throughout the community. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI)  and Celebration Cinema’s Studio Park have once again combined efforts to...

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Phabies work balance into their free lunchtime show at Rosa Parks Circle

by (rosie.accola)

Submitted 05-24-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

Phabies, the indie rock brainchild of Laura Hobson and Garrett Stier, is singular to Michigan in the same way Sufjan Stevens is. There are certain bands whose creativity grows along the shores of lake beaches.  Hobson’s precise and...

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Grand Rapids residents 'embrace the tension' at 10th annual neighborhood summit

by (theoscheer)

Submitted 05-20-2024 under NEWS

Over one hundred local residents and community stakeholders convened at Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus Saturday for the 10th annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit, a day-long event held by the City to connect community members...

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Mayor Bliss reflects on two decades of service, sets priorities in her final State of the City address

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 05-17-2024 under NEWS

After nearly 20 years of public service in the City of Grand Rapids, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said farewell Thursday evening during her last State of the City address — but not before laying out her priorities for the last seven months of her term...

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Brie Stoner reflects on process, connection and identity following recent album release

by (rosie.accola)

Submitted 05-16-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

When Brie Stoner joins me on Zoom a couple of days before her headlining show at the Pyramid Scheme, she’s sitting in front of a pink silk backdrop covered in screen-printed curlicued frames. It’s the backdrop for the show, Stoner...

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Community-centered soccer league returns to westside for new season

by (Justin Mills)

Submitted 05-14-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

The Soccer Rebellion, a local grassroots soccer movement working to bring American street soccer culture to Grand Rapids through community building, brings back Friday nights at Las Canchas as the Bridge Street League returns for its second season...

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City Connection: Evette Pittman, manager of the City's Office of Special Events, to join Rapidian program manager in the GRTV studio

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-29-2024 under NONPROFITS

Evette Pittman, manager of the City's Office of Special Events, will be in the GRTV studio for the May 2024 edition of City Connection on Monday, May 6. Second Ward Commissioner Milinda Ysasi will be standing in for Mayor Bliss...

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