Rosa Parks Circle

Only four more chances to catch Blues on the Mall

by (stukkien)

Submitted 07-25-2012 under NEWS

For the 21st consecutive year, WLAV, Gun Lake Casino and Budweiser are sponsoring a summer long concert series. Starting on June 13, various blues musicians have performed at Rosa Parks Circle. Now, there are only four more performances of the...

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So this is Grand Rapids: Summertime

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under VOICES

When I was planning this article I thought I’d explore and try to experience Grand Rapids’ summer. “They’ll have forgotten all these great places in town,” I thought. “They’ll love the reminder!” I...

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War on women rally attendees, organizers, performers discuss motivations, involvement

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 06-01-2012 under NEWS

On May 24 nearly 400 people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids to unite for the “War on Women” rally. This event was held in collaboration with local organizations that seek equality for people in the West...

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Until Love is Equal supporters to create human art: "To Holland, with love"

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 04-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

On June 15, 2011, five members of council in Holland, MI voted against extending basic anti-discrimination protections, to its residents and workers that happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender.) On May 4, 2012, we come together in...

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Senseless killing of Trayvon Martin resonates in Grand Rapids

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 04-04-2012 under OPINION

There is a law in Florida and nine others states called "Stand Your Ground." It reads: "a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: (1) He or she reasonably believes that such...

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Catalyst Radio: Gilda's Club's 2nd annual LaughFest kicks off March 8

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-02-2012 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW LaughFest was a bold fundraising move for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids last year to create an alternative funding stream for the nonprofit that...

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Skating and creating at the GRAM

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 02-01-2012 under NONPROFITS

[Music in the video is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies by Tchaikovsky] The GAAH Press Club visited "Skate and Create," where we ice skated in Rosa Parks Circle, made kites, drew shadows, and interviewed Katie Williams, the GRAM's...

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So this is Grand Rapids: Welcome to winter

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 01-30-2012 under OPINION

You know it’s winter in Michigan when you struggle to remember the last time you saw the sun. Maybe it’s just the memories of digging my car out of waist-deep snow last year in Boston, but the mild start to this winter leaves me with a...

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City Commission year-end meeting covers multiple topics

by (mira477)

Submitted 12-21-2011 under NEWS

Large white fluffy snowflakes sprinkled the city streets as Mayor Heartwell and the Grand Rapids City Commission gathered for their last meeting of 2011 Tuesday night. The agenda was full of year-end discussion points. This included...

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Milk for Thought comes to Grand Rapids

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 07-28-2011 under NEWS

On July 28, 2011, Grand Rapids welcomed the big pink Milk for Thought bus that has traveled across the nation in support of women everywhere gaining support to breastfeed their children. A large group of supporters gathered in Rosa Parks Circle to...

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