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Children’s Healing Center allows safe play

In 2013, the first plans began for the nation’s first recreational play center for sick children. This year, on Septem...

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Trader Joe’s opens Grand Rapids location

In the late 1950s, the retail grocery chain Trader Joe’s made its first appearance in Pasadena, Calif. In the ‘80s, ...

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Eight local parks re-open after renovations

This summer, Grand Rapids re-opened many of its parks with the intention of enhancing the recreational opportunities tha...

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre begins 90th season

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre kicks off its 90th season with a stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic...

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Cheers to Michigan Brew Fest: supports local Cystic Fibrosis sufferers

If you look at any list of the attractions that make Grand Rapids a great place to be, no doubt that list will include G...

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Creating A Community: A Look at Heartside Ministry

Though not a homeless shelter, Heartside Ministry is full of resources to help those in need. They provide free services...

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Tanger Outlet Mall opens in Byron Center

On July 31, 2015, less than a year after its groundbreaking ceremony, Tanger Outlets, located in Byron Center, had its g...

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Nursing students reflect on their community placements

Going beyond the classroom and hospital, Calvin nursing students invest in local neighborhoods through placements in the...

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Proposal 1 decisively rejected by Michigan voters

Proposal 1, the proposed constitutional amendment allocating funding for Michigan’s roads, received a decisive rejecti...

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GRCC to offer a degree in beer production

Beer enthusiasts rejoice. Grand Rapids now has an opportunity for amateur home-brewers to develop their skills through a...