Ski film premier raises funds for youth mountain adventure learning, promotes helmet use

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 01-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Ski enthusiasts mark your calendars: On Saturday, January 11 the Wealthy Theatre will premier Sherpas Cinema's "Into the Mind." With the same sweeping cinematography demonstrated in Sherpa’s 2011 film All.I.Can; “Into...

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Gazelle Girl 101 Race Series: Holiday training tips

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 12-18-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s that time of year again — when the holiday parties, plates of butter cookies and glasses of cabernet are the temptresses, singing to us like sirens on the rocks with their promises to smash the best laid plans for a workout or...

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Catalyst Radio: Adaptive Sports program at Mary Free Bed offers activity beyond rehab

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-17-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW We highlight in this edition of Catalyst Radio the Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Department of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network. Joining us in...

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Kids Adventure Challenge Race Set for September 8

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

The second annual Kids Adventure Challenge presented by Gazelle Sports will take place Sunday, September 8th at 10am at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids. Last year’s inaugural Kids Adventure Challenge sold out with 500 participants and raised $2...

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Griffins' off-season signings prepare team for 2013-14 season

by (David V. Urban)

Submitted 07-31-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins played their last game just six weeks ago, but the Griffins' front office, in conjunction with their NHL parent club Detroit Red Wings, made a series of signings in July to prepare for the...

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Local sports and social club offers more than typical sports scene

by (CL)

Submitted 07-01-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether you win or lose, it does not matter because after your team exits the field, your next play involves heading to a local bar where cold beer and conversation await you. The Grand Rapid’s Sport and Social Club pairs together athletics...

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New specialty internships to explore local breweries, farmers, creative class

by (Renato)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Imagine spending your summer keeping tabs on our local breweries and sitting down each week to learn a brewer's story. And then sharing it with your community. Or imagine visiting with our local farmers. Or nonprofits. Or the wide variety of...

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Ski racing grrl Emma Starner to compete in NASTAR Nationals

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When she leaves the gate to bomb down a ski hill, Emma Starner growls. This tiny blonde haired, blue eyed 7-year-old girl ski racer has a fierce attitude and a developing ski racing talent. She’s taking her skills to Colorado this week to see...

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Catalyst Radio: Mary Ullmer remaking her career as a journalist

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we visit with local journalist Mary Ullmer. Ullmer was most recently sports editor for The Grand Rapids Press,...

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Grand Raggidy Roller Girls gear up for fall season

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Raggidy Roller Girls is a roller derby league based in Grandville. The league consists of three teams: The Grand Raggidy All Stars, the WFTDA ranked competition level team; The G-Rap Attack!, the mid-level team; and The Rapid Assault, made...

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