The Rapidian

Spring

John Ball Zoo opens early for spring

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NEWS

Whether it be fuzzy, feathered, scaly, or hairy, animals are on display for the early opening of the John Ball Zoo. The familiar sights of the zoo’s North American grizzly bears, tropical reptiles and amphibians, and of course the beloved red...

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Butterflies are blooming this spring at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The butterflies are blooming this spring at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. With over 50 species of butterflies from Asia, Africa and Central and South America hundreds of butterflies can be seen daily taking flight around the...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger May 9

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 9, Grand Rapids will take part in the 23rd-annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, coordinated by the National Association of Letter Carriers. All food collected in Grand Rapids will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank...

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Parks come alive in spring

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The thump of a basketball dribble, the laughter of a toddler swinging for the first time and the holler of a kid recognizing a friend across the playing field for the first time after a long winter – these are the sounds of spring in the park...

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John Ball Zoo to kick off season with four days of Zoobilee

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The John Ball Zoo will be hosting Zoobilee April 7-11. Zoobilee is the zoo’s first big event for the season, since its opening for the year on March 1. The event is four days of demonstrations, crafts and activities all designed for children...

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Eastown Antiques to match customer donations to Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

From April 1-14, customers at Eastown Antiques in Grand Rapids will have the opportunity to round up their bills for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Every dollar will be doubled because Eastown Antiques has committed to matching up to $500...

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Spring Picturesque gallery nears halfway point, seeks more signs of spring

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-06-2012 under OPINION

There's quite a collection of spring photos building in our current Picturesque Gallery, "Signs of Spring." There are over 50 photos already included, and several great images vying for the top votes, after just two weeks of the...

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Signs of Spring gallery goes live, includes contest

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-26-2012 under OPINION

  Spring has definitely hit early this year... or was last week summer? We know you've all been out enjoying the amazing weather and capturing moments and all those new signs of life. To celebrate everything coming to life, we're...

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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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Picturesque: In plain sight

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 05-02-2011 under OPINION

On a drab day, I walked down the path from my house to the sidewalk. At the foot of the path, crocus blooms poked barely above the mottled grass. The dabs of violet were hardly noticeable. A smile was coming on. Who else today had spotted this shy...

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