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Grand Rapids brings in Bliss for mayor

After over a decade, it was time for George Heartwell to say goodbye to his position as the mayor of Grand Rapids as he ...

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Heartside Gallery continues to grow

Heartside Ministry is a social service agency that provides the necessary resources to help those in need. They have a s...

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Grand Rapids holiday tradition saved by donations

The Christmas spirit was made brighter this past Thursday in downtown Grand Rapids with the annual lighting of the Chris...

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boldSOCKS opens first store downtown

boldSOCKS, a new shop that only sells socks, opened their doors to the public for the first time on Friday, Dec. 4, foll...

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Grand Rapids Public Museum hosts King Tut exhibit

Through January 2016, the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will be home to an exclusive exhibition showcasing the life,...

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GR’s Big Talent competition showcases local talent

GR’s Big Talent, formerly known as Grand Rapids’ Got Talent, is an annual competition celebrating the talent of West...

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Eastown’s Kava House to close its doors

Pam Murray and her daughter, Leigh Vander Molen, owners of the local coffee house Kava House, came to the position where...

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Lamp Light Festival showcases the best in local and regional music

Local music fans descended on three Eastown homes last weekend to celebrate regional and Grand Rapids-area artists. Over...

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Fall Festivities around Grand Rapids

Now is the season of pumpkins, pies and pictures. “Fall feels like the perfect season. The leaves look incredible when...

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Community comes together to celebrate Día de los Muertos

On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Grand Rapids Public Library hosted a Dia de los Muertos celebration that included food, music, cr...