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Wealthy Theatre and UICA Announce Return of Open Projector Night

Submitted 09-20-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In 2012, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) introduced the first Open Projector Night - a seasonal event that provided both local and regional filmmakers with the chance to share their art with the community. Then, eight years later,...

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Día de los Muertos: New Exhibition Coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 07-19-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

What is Día de los Muertos? Día de los Muertos, known in English as “The Day of the Dead,” is a Mexican holiday centered on remembering those who have passed on and reuniting the living with their deceased loved ones. The origins of the...

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Celebrating Pride: Grand Rapids Gears Up for the 2022 GR Pride Festival

Submitted 06-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In June of 1988, the very first Pride Celebration in Grand Rapids was held in the downtown Monroe Ampitheater -- now known as Rosa Parks Circle. The event included live entertainment, informational booths, and a number of guest speakers. The...

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Among the Stars: GRPM & GRAAA Invite the Community to Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night

Submitted 04-04-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

April is the month for many things -- April Fools' Day, spring break, Earth Day, a number of different religious holidays/observances, and more.  It is also the month in which the annual Michigan State University Science Festival, a 30...

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Rakowski Farm's unique impact on Fulton Street Market and local shopping

Submitted 02-28-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

Over its past 18 years operating as a vendor for the “Fulton Street Farmers Market,” Pat and Ginny Rakowski’s Family Farm has solidified itself as a neighborhood mainstay, as well as a local business that is not afraid to innovate...

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Mundo Musical de WYCE: una Sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la locutora de radio voluntaria Gabriella de la Vega

Submitted 12-10-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Nacida en México, se mudó a los Estados Unidos y llama a Grand Rapids su hogar, Gabriella de la Vega comparte su amor por los sonidos en español como programadora voluntaria en WYCE 88.1fm. Gabriella se unió al programa matutino de la estación de...

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WYCE's Mundo Musical: A Q&A with volunteer radio host Gabriella de la Vega

Submitted 12-10-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Born in Mexico, moving to the U.S., and calling Grand Rapids her home, Gabriella de la Vega shares her love for Spanish-language sounds as a volunteer programmer on WYCE 88.1fm. Gabriella joined the community radio station's morning...

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Mundo Musical de WYCE: una Sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la locutora de radio voluntaria Deisy Madrigal

Submitted 11-30-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Nacida en California, viviendo brevemente en Colorado y hoy, llamando Grand Rapids su hogar, Deisy Madrigal comparte su amor por los sonidos en español como programadora voluntaria en WYCE 88.1fm. Deisy se unió al programa matutino de la estación de...

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WYCE's Mundo Musical: A Q&A with volunteer radio host Deisy Madrigal

Submitted 11-30-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Born in California, living briefly in Colorado, and calling Grand Rapids her home, Deisy Madrigal shares her love for Spanish-language sounds as a volunteer programmer on WYCE 88.1fm. Deisy joined the community radio station's morning...

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Planting Trees and Hope

Submitted 11-23-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

You give up a lot when you start over. You let go of what’s familiar and move on to something unfamiliar. It takes a lot of work and perseverance to start over, especially to overcome the unknown. I, along with a group of volunteers, recently...

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