Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-01-2022 under NEWS

More funds for infrastructure are coming to Grand Rapids Michigan lawmakers recently announced their approval of a $4.7 billion statewide infrastructure package, known as the Building Michigan Together Plan. SB 565 and HB 5525 will appropriate...

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Women build bonds, break barriers in outdoor program

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

On glistening trails overlooking Lake Superior, a woman races behind a team of sled dogs. Nearby, other women snowshoe through the still, icy woods. Inside, a first-time archer scores a bull’s-eye and her newfound friends applaud. And there...

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Disc golf popularity continues to grow in Grand Rapids community

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Casual Riverside Park-goers walking through the park a few weekends back might have encountered dozens of Frisbees- or "discs," as they're called in the sport of disc golf- flying through the air. Competitive disc golfers at the...

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Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament

by (grrtl)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under

Join the fun at the 3rd annual Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life on Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, 2015.   This event is open to players of all ages and skill levels.  Participants...

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With designs in the works, river restoration to move toward launch

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

As of June 2015, the construction plans for the Grand River rapids restoration in downtown Grand Rapids have reached 50 percent completion. While the project currently remains in the design phase, the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Whitewater...

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Smartphone apps add layers to understanding place

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, over 60% of adults now own a smartphone. While parks are a great place to put your phone down and take a deep breath, there are also opportunities to use apps to get a deeper understanding of our...

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Catalyst Radio: 200 volunteers to build new playground in Aberdeen Park in just six hours

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:13) Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Amway join us on air to talk about their efforts, along with Creston Neighborhood Association and a few...

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Downtown invitational attracts eight teams for a basketball rumble in Heartside

by (Jaime Johnson)

Submitted 05-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Last Saturday afternoon, May 21, eight teams descended on the alley behind the Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division) for the first downtown invitational: a tournament of three-on-three basketball. The eight teams assembled were "...

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[MAP] Picturesquing about town

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 05-18-2011 under OPINION

Two weeks ago, we launched the spring edition of Picturesque, a community photo collaboration that collects images around the theme, "in plain sight." "What do we Grand Rapidians notice that we think others miss?" we asked. Forty-nine images later...

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