West Michigan

Season's greetings and what Picturesque shows us about Rapidians so far

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 12-21-2010 under OPINION

It's been half a week since Picturesque went up, and we've gotten over 30 submissions in the meantime. A few things that are coming across in the photos: Even in the winter, Grand Rapidians feel a strong connection to the lake. When I tell folks I...

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National Novel Writing Month: To Build Without Tearing Down

by (LorenaSlager)

Submitted 11-15-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

With the recent time change reminding us of how bleak November can get, you might find yourself looking for a diversion to keep your spirits up. So what about that novel you’ve always wanted to write? Why don’t you finally start writing that this...

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When there is something strange in GR, who you gonna call? W. MI Paranormal Investigation

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-28-2010 under OPINION

There are things that happen in this world in that are not easily explained, and Grand Rapids is no exception to this rule. One group in this city that is helping to find an explanation is The West Michigan Paranormal Investigation team (WMPI). WMPI...

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Returned Peace Corps volunteers to plan local celebrations for PC's 50th anniversary at Ming Ten

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Returned Peace Corps volunteer groups are in nearly every region of the country, and there are numerous RPCVs studding West Michigan. Tomorrow at 7 p.m., they will break bread (or snake around the buffet trays) at Ming Ten (2090 Celebration NE...

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Jeff Hill: Dedicated Dad Goes the Distance

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-02-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is how dedicated Jeff Hill is to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes: he’s given up golf for the summer.  The avid once or twice a week golfer is spending his summer riding a bike 80-100 miles a week. Unlike golfing, the biking isn’t...

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West Michigan TACO BELL Hosts Coat Drive for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Bring in any new or gently used coat to a participating West Michigan Taco Bell and receive a FREE Combo!   Grand Rapids, MI: The local Taco Bell owners in Western Michigan will be collecting coats in almost 50 local Taco Bell restaurants...

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Local First Seeks Volunteers

by (Local First)

Submitted 09-23-2009 under NONPROFITS

Are you interested in supporting local business, encouraging sustainability, and strengthening community? If so, Local First wants YOU to join its volunteer team! We are a non-profit organization supporting the West Michigan economy by promoting...

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