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5 uniquely cool ways to have fun in Michigan this winter

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 02-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

Think skiing, snowmobiling and sledding provide the only outdoor fun this winter? How about trying something new? Here are five unique ways to get outside and enjoy Michigan’s cold weather. Elk viewing, gourmet dining in Hillman Elk may be one...

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"World of Winter" aims to entice Grand Rapids residents downtown with cold weather events

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 01-29-2018 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. is preparing to put on the first ever “World of Winter” festival, that aims to celebrate the cold climate of Michigan by hosting a slew of winter-based events in downtown Grand Rapids.   The eight day...

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Like a sturgeon: Fishing on Black Lake

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 01-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

At 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, hundreds of people will hover over holes cut into the ice of northeast Michigan’s Black Lake for opening day of lake sturgeon season. Their spears and lines will be poised above the water, waiting for the gray-green...

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A Midwinter Night's Dream

by (Makingpeoplewhole)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under

Grand Rapids' winter got you a little bluesy? Come out to Heartside Park on January 30th and fall in love with winter! There'll be free hot chocolate + food trucks,  a snow flow with Yoga Fever,  hula hooping with Audacious Hoops,...

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A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter, way forward

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

We met Napolean Frazier at Guiding Light Mission in Grand Rapids on January 13, the coldest on record. Frazier was one of the 135 men who had stayed at Guiding Light the night before. A 33-year-old unemployed computer systems engineer, he had moved...

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Snowy Doings Within Grand Rapids Bounds

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 01-09-2015 under OPINION

To those who find contentment in deeply breathing Michigan’s fresh, icy air, happy to frolic outside over these winterous months — trust that you’re not alone in your bliss! Grab a friend and slide on over to one of these...

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Tips for staying warm this winter

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

As the temperature becomes lower and utility bills become higher, use these tips for keeping your family safe and warm this winter or call 2-1-1 for more support. 1. Check your home for places you may be leaking heat to the outdoors. A great deal of...

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The Bridge of Snow

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 12-18-2014 under OPINION

The annual curiosity and chatter stirred up by the question of a white Christmas, is upon us. My answer to the question is always the same. Of course we’re going to have snow by Christmas morning! Even if it’s just a few flurries and a...

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Wintertime Fun in Grand Rapids

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Fleeting seasons are whizzing by us, seemingly quicker with each passing year. We blame it on old age and busy agendas, but the reality is— life is short. The time is upon us to start benefiting from the abundant wintertime activities Grand...

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Century-old garage collapses on Diamond by Wealthy, no injuries reported

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NEWS

The large green garage behind Bazzani Associates (959 Wealthy Street SE) collapsed on Thursday at 12:49 p.m. No one was in or next to the building when it unexpectedly collapsed, though several classic cars and employee cars were in the garage at...

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