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7 Ways to Celebrate the Season in Downtown Grand Rapids

Feeling a little bah-humbug this year? Holiday lights are scheduled to be turned on this Friday, Nov. 20 in Grand Rapids and there are plenty of other fun, family-friendly reasons to head downtown. Here’s a look at seven Grand Rapids…

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LINC Up Soul Food Café Serves More than Good Eats

Step into the LINC Up Soul Food Café in Grand Rapids and you’ll feel an immediate sense of warmth. Home-cooked aromas fill the air while a cozy and welcoming vibe encourage you to make yourself at home. While the food, described…



Grand Rapids: ‘Sports City’ to Host National Games in 2017

Athletes sprinting across the Blue Bridge. Skateboarders weaving around Calder Plaza’s La Grande Vitesse. A lone ice skater twirling in front of Frederik Meijer Gardens’ The American Horse. A baseball game at Rosa Parks Circle. A fast-moving, high-energy video that pairs…


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Helping Others Get Fit Keeps GR Woman Accountable to Herself

It all started with a couch-to-5K training program at her church. After that, Grand Rapids resident Aliya Armstrong was hooked. She started running regularly with a neighbor, actually took over teaching the beginner’s running program at her church and added…


Photo Gallery: Highlights from ArtPrize 2015

Let the ArtPrizing begin! The seventh annual art competition officially kicked off today at noon, although patrons wishing to cast votes were delayed due to an Amazon Web Services outage, which hosts ArtPrize’s website and mobile app. That didn’t stop…

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ArtPrize 2015: Many Hands Created Inclusive Artwork to be Displayed at Blue Cross

Aileen Strickland is quick to point out that although she may be listed as an ArtPrize artist, she considers herself more of a project coordinator. The piece that Strickland conceived and pulled together with the help of many, many people…

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Family-Friendly Ways to Enjoy ArtPrize 2015

The seventh edition of ArtPrize kicks off today in downtown Grand Rapids and as usual, there’s plenty of family-friendly fun to be had at the enormous art competition. Round up the kids and plan your ArtPrize adventure by incorporating some…

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Good Eats, Good Cause: GR’s Goodwill Food Truck First of its Kind

When you think Goodwill, does food come to mind? Although the organization’s secondhand shops are the most visible and plentiful job-training sites, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids is working to make careers in the food service industry a core…


At Equest Center, Horses are Therapeutic

Having a son diagnosed with autism changed Kathy Ryan’s perception of what being a mom would be like. Ryan tried a lot of different programs to help her son with sensory processing issues, but couldn’t find a good fit for…

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