Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

by (Andy Guy)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The traffic congestion choking rival cities like Austin, Texas is no problem here in uber-accessible Grand Rapids. We cherish and celebrate the "get anywhere in 20-30 minutes" fact of West Michigan living. Our opportunity and...

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Have a Dubai Vacation to Remember Forever

by (ricky)

Submitted 04-28-2015 under

The city of Dubai, located in the country of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It has quickly developed into a center of trade and commerce in the Middle East. Money is flowing into the city as tourists...

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Cousins plan to turn farmhouse into Grand Rapids' first hostel

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

If all goes according to planned, Grand Rapids will see its first and only international hostel at 117 Page Street in the Creston neighborhood spring of 2015. The home, a farm house built in 1878, has been purchased by cousins and West Michigan...

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Pilgrimage sponsored by Dominican Center: Oct 27 - Nov 7, 2014

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 12-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND AND JORDAN Sponsored by Dominican Center at Marywood 086-063 Hosted by: Diane Zerfas, OP and Nancy Brousseau, OP Dates: Oct. 27-Nov. 7, 2014 Round-trip air from Chicago, first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, tour...

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In my father's footsteps

by (Thomas Hegewald)

Submitted 11-11-2013 under VOICES

When I think of home, I think of Grand Rapids where I’ve lived for my entire life. Growing up, living and working in this city has helped define and shape me. But part of my identity stems from family history that stretches back for decades to...

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Cabin-Time heads west

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-08-2013 under NEWS

Cabin-Time is an opportunity to leave the world behind and discover another one. Twice a year since January 2012, Cabin-Time has brought artists, photographers, writers, designers, chefs and every other kind of creative from all around the country...

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Plans for Grand Rapids hostel still in the works, but ideas are evolving

by (Matthew Knaack)

Submitted 04-21-2013 under VOICES

In March 2012, I came to the same conclusion that I'd realized when I was a teenager: I wanted to be my own boss. That's when like-minded friend Tom Damitio and I decided that we would open a hostel here in Grand Rapids. Ever since, we have...

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Elizabeth Goes to Eksperimenta!

by (KCAD)

Submitted 05-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

If anyone had suggested a year ago to Elizabeth Goddard, Education Director at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) that she’d be presenting at an arts conference in Estonia, she would have said, “Yeah, right.” And then...

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Sister Thomasine Bugala OP

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-12-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sister Thomasine Bugala OP died Tuesday May 11, 2010 at the age of 83 after 58 years as a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sister Thomasine taught the German language at Aquinas College for many years. Each summer for over 20...

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