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Grand Rapids School Offers Second Chance for Students

Open the cupboards in most high school administrators’ offices and you’ll likely find typical supplies such as paper, pens, and files. Thurston King has that stuff too, but he also has a space devoted to winter hats, clean socks, and…

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Grand Rapids Hairstylist Gifts Kidney to Client

Ask anyone who knows Becky Richard if they’re surprised about her decision to become a living organ donor and you’ll get the same basic response. Not at all. Not even a little bit. When the Eastown Salon hairstylist heard a client…

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Downtown Ambassadors Work to Make GR and Detroit Friendlier

They don’t wear capes, but ambassadors working the downtowns of Grand Rapids and Detroit sure know how to save the day. Whether providing directions to lost visitors or changing a flat tire, their job is to ensure a warm and…

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NYE

10 Places to Ring in 2016 Across Michigan

From the ice skating rink at Campus Martius in Detroit, to snowshoe trails in Laingsburg, there are many fun and festive destinations our beautiful mitten state has to offer during the winter months. Events to celebrate New Year’s Eve are no exception. If…

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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…

Healthy Community

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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…

Food

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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…

Fitness

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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…

Fitness

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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