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Fishing and entrepreneurship: Miles Smith and the BAHRS

Submitted 08-09-2012 under OPINION

Miles Smith's unconventional journey to creating The Break Away Hook Release System (B.A.H.R.S)


Color Run comes to Grand Rapids, benefits local charity

Submitted 06-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The colorful 5k visits over 40 cities this year, making a stop in downtown Grand Rapids this August.


Tenth annual Tour de Westside to benefit Steepletown Neighborhood Services

Submitted 03-30-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Beers, bikes and Westside bars: bicycle pub crawl to take place on April 28th, 2012.


The Spoke Folks: Cooperative biking community

Submitted 03-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Jay Niewiek looks to further The Spoke Folks, a cooperative biking community with the intentions of engaging and supporting the biking community and making biking affordable and available for all people in Grand Rapids.


Run, ride and see ArtPrize

Submitted 10-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

There is still time to enter and be part of the Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race. The adventure challenge is open to more than just jocks and marathoners: "If you can read a map, you can do the race."


Urban Adventure Race Adds Twist to to ArtPrize 2011

Submitted 08-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Adding breathless excitement to ArtPrize 2011, an urban adventure race is set for October 8.


GRPS student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors honored at All Sports All Coaches Conference

Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

GRPS recently held an All Sports All Coaches Conference to formally share the district's new athletic direction and to recognize a number of student-athletes, athletic staff, and community partners.


Barefoot Racing Hits Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is one of seven cities to host a new barefoot 5k race event.


100 Holes Challenge returns for its second summer

Submitted 07-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The 2nd Annual 100 Holes Challenge happened on Monday, July 18th at Sunnybrook Country Club raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth.


[EASTOWN] Eastown's first yoga studio expanding to accommodate growing clientele

Submitted 06-15-2011 under NEWS

Greater Grand Rapids has yoga studios that offer styles such as Anusara, Ashtanga Vinyasa to Yin yoga. The Funky Buddha is the first to offer hot yoga exclusively, which sets the thermostat at 95° F.