Grand River

Envisioning the future of Grand Rapids: how best to utilize downtown, riverfront

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Tim Kelly, Planning Manager, DGRI When you think of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River, do you find yourself thinking about what is there now, or do you imagine the potential of what could be? Grand Rapids is in the midst of making...

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City officials appoint members to Grand River Restoration Steering Committee

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-27-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, March 25 City of Grand Rapids Officials established the Grand River Restoration Steering Committee as part of the Green Grand Rapids Master Plan to restore the Grand River and encourage responsible development along...

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Story Matters: Helen Omlor meets artists installing work

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-01-2013 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 at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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'Bras Across the Grand' promotes breast cancer awareness

by (Angelyn Groenboom)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NEWS

Hundreds of decorated bras were strung downtown Grand Rapids across the Gillett Pedestrian Bridge Saturday morning as part of the Bras Across the Grand event. The 4th annual Bras Across the Grand event drew approximately 300 people, including 20...

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Mayor George Heartwell leads growing effort to clean Grand River

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is preparing to lead the 10th annual Grand River Cleanup that starts at Sixth Street Park on September 14. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and refreshments offered. Volunteers will be taken on...

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Blue bridge to be draped in color for ArtPrize

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-04-2013 under NEWS

Liz Miller, an artist from Good Thunder, Minnesota, is currently working on an installation piece inspired by the Grand River for ArtPrize. It will be located on the Blue Bridge. "I was very interested in using the river as a starting point to...

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Harvard leader in urban planning, waterfront restoration to share keys to success

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Alex Krieger, known for his expertise and experience in the areas of urban planning and waterfront restoration and author of Remaking the Urban Waterfront, will be visiting Grand Rapids this Thursday for the Downtown Speaker Series "Growth...

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Commissioner White answers citizen questions on City Connection

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

Got a question for our city officials? Ask it every month on City Connection!  Monday evening at 5:00, City Commissioner James B. White answered questions from local citizens on the monthly call-in show on GRTV, archived right here on The...

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Lights in the Night makes Grand Rapids glow

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-29-2012 under OPINION

After years of being inspired and intrigued by ArtPrize, Mark Carpenter decided to take a swing at his own entry this year, and it was nothing if not ambitious. In collaboration with Dan Johnson, his plan was to engage as much of the Grand Rapids...

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Mayor encourages participation in upcoming river cleanup

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is gearing up for the annual Mayors’ Grand River Clean Up, slated for 9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 15 at Sixth Street Park in Grand Rapids. There, volunteers will meet up, then head to locations...

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