Grand Rapids will soon see another 26 miles of bike lanes

by (Matthew Knaack)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids announced plans to add 26 miles of bike lanes across the city within the next year. This came alongside some long-term plans, too: officials want to add 17 miles of bike lanes each year until 2017, eventually giving...

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Catalyst Radio: Phoenix Society provides peer support opportunities for burn survivors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio highlights the national nonprofit organization Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, which is headquartered here in...

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Safety officials see increase in fireworks-related fires

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“The city of Grand Rapids has seen 1/10 of one inch of rain in the past 22 days,” says Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Salatka. “Since May 1 the Grand Rapids area has a four-inch deficit of rain compared to our local averages. These...

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Residents upset over fireworks may see relief

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 06-19-2012 under NEWS

According to the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), since the state passed the new fireworks law they've been receiving 40 to 50 calls a day from annoyed residents. Confusion over the new law left the police department unsure of what they...

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Don't go mental?

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-26-2010 under OPINION

I was reading an article a while back which reminded me that many members of the general public have little knowledge of what psychiatric conditions are really all about. At least many people are not sensitive to the very real pain associated with...

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Central City Weed & Seed, SouthTown Residents Host Forum on Alcohol

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-03-2010 under NEWS

As a core part of its “weeding” and “seeding” mission, Central City Weed & Seed is launching a new initiative to curb excessive alcohol use in the SouthTown area. Together with local residents and the Kent County Substance Abuse Prevention...

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Grand Rapids Weed & Seed Celebrates 5 Years' Collaborative Effort in Urban Core

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Since its inception five years ago, the place-based community strategy, Grand Rapids Weed & Seed is counting its accomplishments in celebration of its fifth year of outreach within the Baxter, Eastown, South East End, Madison Area and East...

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Dogs Need Licenses, Too

by (KCHD)

Submitted 02-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Less than two weeks remain in dog licensing season and the Kent County Animal Shelter’s online renewal form makes it easier than ever to license your pet. Dog owners can log on to to renew or...

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The quest to find natural products in Grand Rapids

by (GRBlogger)

Submitted 01-12-2010 under NEWS

I recently ordered natural goat’s milk body lotion online from a place in Texas. After thinking it over, I realized I really need to start exploring the options available in Grand Rapids, saving on the carbon foot print of shipping across the...

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Be Red Cross Ready: Ashley's Story

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 12-07-2009 under NONPROFITS

It was the night before Thanksgiving and one of our Red Cross staff members, Ashley, was having dinner with some friends at Olga’s. She had been sitting with her friends for a few minutes when she heard a woman yell out, “Help me — help him!”Ashley...

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