Historical Society to explore library's special historical collection on Grand Rapids Thursday night

Submitted 05-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Explore some of the outstanding historical items and records about the Grand Rapids area Thursday evening, May 12 when the Grand Rapids Historical Society sponsors its annual banquet and meeting.   Tim Gleisner, manager of the Grand Rapids...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Mike Katerberg

Submitted 05-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

This article was written in collaboration with the artist. Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small offshoot of Heartside Ministry, a program working to enrich and empower the people living in the shadow of downtown Grand Rapids,...

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Picturesque: In plain sight

Submitted 05-02-2011 under OPINION

On a drab day, I walked down the path from my house to the sidewalk. At the foot of the path, crocus blooms poked barely above the mottled grass. The dabs of violet were hardly noticeable. A smile was coming on. Who else today had spotted this shy...

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2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit a call to action as part of National Bike Month

Submitted 05-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

May is National Bike Month and on Friday, May 6, GVSU’s Eberhard Center will host the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) 2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit: “Inspiration to Action." GGRBC Interim Director, Tom...

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May Day is for workers and soup - Live coverage of Sunday Soup #13

Submitted 04-29-2011 under NEWS

Showers or flowers, you never know with Michigan weather. The Division Avenue Arts Collective hopscotched past April and is kicking off May with Sunday Soup #13. Sunday Soup is a mini-granting program organized by The DAAC (115 S. Division...

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Catalyst Radio: VSA Michigan GR

Submitted 04-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (11:03) The Electric Junkyard Gamelan is traveling to GR for a Monday Hat Trick show to benefit VSA Grand Rapids. Executive Director Michele Suchovsky shares how the arts made it possible for a quadraplegic man to sign his name for...

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Interview with UICA's Associations Artists

Submitted 04-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Artists Brett Colley, Lora Fosberg and Diane Christiansen talk about their work in UICA's Associations exhibition!

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Pyramid Scheme to have soft opening tonight and surprise concert tomorrow

Submitted 04-27-2011 under NEWS

Grand Rapids music fans, wait no longer. In a surprise twist, the much anticipated Pyramid Scheme - the city's newest music venue - will be open for a soft launch tonight and will host a test-run concert tomorrow evening. The venue, located at...

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Music lovers walk across Michigan to raise funds to bring drumming ensemble from Ghana to GR

Submitted 04-27-2011 under NEWS

Did you have to walk to school as a child? Maybe. Did you have to walk 12 miles every day to get to school? Probably not. For children around the world, walking 12 miles is not uncommon. Many children are unable to attend school due to the distance...

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Make Magazine editor convenes brief town hall meeting among makers

Submitted 04-26-2011 under NEWS

Placed symbolically on each table in the GRid70 cafe (70 Ionia SW) was a board game—Jenga, Mancala, Cribbage, Scrabble—around which 25 people gathered to hear Dale Dougherty share the history of Make Magazine and the eminent Maker Faire...

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