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ArtPrize Kicks Off Sixth Year of Art Competition

Grand Rapids is about to be bombarded with art once again. The internationally recognized art competition ArtPrize enter...

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WMEAC to host 11th annual Grand River Cleanup

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will host its 11th annual Grand River Cleanup this Saturday at 9 ...

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Local First aims to strengthen local businesses

Local First is working to promote local businesses, protect the environment and develop meaningful relationships in the ...

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Edible exhibit to be featured in 2014 Art Prize

It’s that time of year again in Grand Rapids; as the weather cools down, the popular competition ArtPrize is ramping u...

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Grand Rapids faces problems with panhandling

On the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids is a woman named Gene. She holds up a long sign explaining t...

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Annual Eastown street fair to be held this weekend

This Saturday, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) will be hosting its 41st annual edition of the Eastown Streetfair...

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Grand Rapids adds new bus line

This August, The Rapid —  Grand Rapids’ city bus line —  added a new and improved route to its bus schedule. The...

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Hostel to Open in Grand Rapids

An old, blue and white Victorian home sits on the corner of Paige St. and Plainfield Avenue just a mile from downtown Gr...

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Record-breaking Michigan winter destroys roads but leaves crops mostly unaffected

It may not surprise Michiganders to learn that this winter was one of the coldest ever recorded for the region, with the...

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Kingmas sell Kingma’s Market after 70 years in the produce business

After over 70 years in the produce business, the Kingma family is selling Kingma’s Market. Current owners Robert and E...