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Library Offers Almost Adulting Series for Your Teen

Does your teen need help finding a job, dealing with money or looking for college scholarships? Don’t worry, the library has you covered. The Grand Rapids Public Library is offering a three-part learning series for your teen to get the answers they need for life.
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ArtPrize Entry Aims to Set World Record

While most ArtPrize entries are vying for a portion of the $500,000 in prize money awarded at the end of the competition, an entry from a local company is focused on setting a world record.
Built So Fly bike ride

Breweries Partner on Built So Fly Bike Ride

“You want to be careful about having that last beer,” Dave Petroelje, owner and chief beer officer at City Built Brewing (CBB) said with a laugh, when asked for tips for those biking the upcoming Built So Fly event.
World of Winter Hungry Hungry Hippo game, DGRI

World of Winter Invites You for a Snow-tacular Spectacle

Celebrate this snowy season with the first-ever World of Winter festival. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) teams up with numerous local organizations to provide eight jam-packed days of frozen fun activities for the entire community from Feb. 9 - 16.
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Fashion Retailer Closing East Hills Store

A local fashion retailer is dropping its brick-and-mortar store.

Blue Bridge Music Festival Returns for ArtPrize Nine

After a successful first year, the Blue Bridge Music Festival is returning for ArtPrize Nine.

American Pickers is Looking for West Michigan Collectors

West Michigan collectors have a chance to appear on popular History channel reality show American Pickers, a documentary series that profiles real life collectors and tells their unique stories.
Break Room Therapy

Let It All out in the ‘Break Room’

A new kind of “break room” is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb.

Registration Opens for Bark in the Dark Run

The Humane Society of West Michigan will hold its fifth annual Bark in the Dark run/walk in October and participants can begin registering for the event now.

Grand River Restoration Project Pushes Forward

It could be less than four years before the Grand River is back to its natural glory and providing yet another new attraction to downtown Grand Rapids.

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Salon and Boutique Bringing its Style to Ada Village

A local salon and clothing store is planning to expand to Ada Village.

Short Story Contest Seeks Entries

Write Michigan is looking for storytellers for its annual short story fiction contest.
The Rapid bus

The Rapid Debuts New Smart Card For Paying Fares

This is more than just a piece of plastic. Get ready for a brand new, modern way for passengers to pay their bus fares in 2018.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park wedding ceremony. Courtesy Adam Bird_The People Picture Company

Meijer Gardens expands wedding venues

More than 700,000 people visit Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s 158-acre park each year to attend concerts, view its indoor and outdoor gardens, sculpture galleries, permanent sculpture collection and use the learning center, café and meeting rooms, among other features.

Study finds Allendale is the hardest working city in Michigan

A recent study from career resource company Zippia found that Allendale is Michigan’s hardest working city.

Find Unique Gifts at These 6 Holiday Artists Markets

Whether you're shopping early or waiting until the last minute, you'll be able to knock out that Christmas list with these six holiday artists markets. 
Photo courtesy of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

Grand Rapids Enters the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge

As car companies race to perfect the autonomous vehicle of the future, many people are wondering what challenges those driverless cars might present to cities.
Boyne Country Sports cycling bag

Outdoor Retailer Gearing Up for Grand Rapids Store

An outdoor retailer with locations across the state is coming to Grand Rapids.
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30 Days 30 Dollars Challenge Boosts Black-Owned Businesses

October is now well underway; meaning so is the 30 Days 30 Dollars challenge. Created by Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB), the 30 Days 30 Dollars challenge aims to bring awareness and money to black-owned businesses in Grand Rapids throughout the month of October.

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