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Lamp Light Music Festival 2014

The Grand Rapids music scene has come to a living room near you. Over the past weekend of Nov. 7-9, the third annual Lam...

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Neighborhood business awards recognize investment in community

Business in Grand Rapids, especially that of local small businesses, is booming. At the 25th annual Neighborhood Busines...

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IT professionals team with non-profits in GiveCamp

Volunteers from area IT firms used their skills to help non-profit organizations during Grand Rapids’ GiveCamp. A week...

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Fitness venues to visit in Grand Rapids

From ArtPrize to Grandwich, Grand Rapids boasts a variety of unique opportunities for its citizens, but recently it has ...

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Climate change events discusses church’s role

Doors at the Wealthy Street Theater opened wide last Monday as members of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) welcomed t...

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Snyder reelected as Michigan Governor

The people have spoken. This past Tuesday, thousands of Michiganders took part in local elections and Governor Rick Snyd...

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Grand Rapids named “Best Beer Town”

The secret is out: Grand Rapids is the “Best Beer Town” in the nation! But to both beer connoisseurs and casual sipp...

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GR economy has 5th strongest recovery in nation

According to a recent article published by Forbes, Grand Rapids has the fifth-largest economic recovery in the country. ...

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Human trafficking a problem in West Michigan

There are 27 million men, women and children living in slavery around the world. Human trafficking is the modern-day ver...

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Grand Rapids gets basketball team

The Grand Rapids Drive, a minor league basketball team affiliated with the Detroit Pistons, is about to make its first a...