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GrandCon brings gamers to West Michigan

Submitted 09-17-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

What started as a handful of friends playing board games has turned into an annual gaming convention that attracts fans from across Michigan. GrandCon returned for its 7th outing at the DeVos Place Convention Center on Labor Day weekend. The three-...

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City Connection - Grand Rapids Transportation Planner joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

Submitted 09-09-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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Concert Benefit for GR Rapid Response to ICE showcases Hamell on Trial, Cabildo, and more

Submitted 07-16-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether your musical tastes lie with hip hop, funk, Latin folk rock or acoustic punk, Tony Jacobs is sure you'll find something to love this Thursday, July 18, at The Golden Age (upstairs at Creston Brewery 1504 Plainfield NE, elevator...

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Calvin College launches campaign to save the Student Activities Office

Submitted 06-10-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Calvin College administrators launched a fundraising campaign to save the Student Activities Office (SAO), a campus organization that offers concerts and cultural programming. The administration, in partnership with members of the #SaveSAO...

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Bowl for a Cause Returns to Grand Rapids!

Submitted 05-24-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

The ANWM/CLUBHOUSE International Bowling Outing is Back! For the past few years, Sigma Lambda Beta Alumni Network West Michigan has partnered with CLUBHOUSE International to fundraise for their cause, which helps pay tuition for Primary and High...

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Flex Gallery and The Power of Art

Submitted 05-20-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Created to provide greater access to public art, Flex Gallery is a wearable, rotating exhibition space located on curator Zachary Trebellas' left arm. The mobile art space has to date hosted twenty-one custom armbands created by local, regional...

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Afoot: Hymns and Donuts

Submitted 05-04-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Greetings— I noticed a sign reading "Don't Worry, Customers Please Enter" on the door of a Midtown pastry shop.  After ordering a dozen donuts for co-workers, I asked the counter clerk why they had to encourage customers to...

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Submitted 04-22-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

An important goal of the Rapidian is to connect the people of Grand Rapids.  Not only do we get to hear what other people are up to, we get to hear it in their own voices.  Today the site launches a new column that takes this idea in a...

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Grand Raggidy Roller Derby Recap, April 13th

Submitted 04-18-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Peach Clobber stepped up to the plate this game. The jammer led the All Stars in scoring with sixty-seven points as the Grand Raggidy All Stars defeated Flint Roller Derby 211-109 on Saturday, April 13th. “There were several jams where I felt...

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Grand Raggidy Roller Derby Preview, Saturday, April 13th

Submitted 04-11-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Raggidy Roller Derby will be hitting the track Saturday, April 13th, hosting Flint Roller Derby and the Ypsilanti Vigilantes in a doubleheader held at MSA Woodland. The All Stars face off against Flint and the Attack take on Ypsilanti. The All...

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