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Operation Handshake underway at GRR

Homebound troops flying into West Michigan to celebrate Thanksgiving will be welcomed with a fanfare, of sorts, today at Ford International Airport.

Oh, Christmas Tree!

The City of Grand Rapids officially kicks off the holiday season Friday, Dec. 2 with the annual Christmas tree lighting.

Griffins Teddy Bear Toss on Friday

A Teddy Bear Toss takes place during Friday's home game against the Manitoba Moose, Nov. 25.

Turkey Trot seeks participants

The Grand Rapids Turkey Trot presented by Blue Care Network returns for its 30th year on Thursday, Nov. 24. 

Inside Track: He won’t stop … maybe ever

There are few Grand Rapidians who seemingly have their hands in as many endeavors as Jonathan Jelks.

Crowd of supporters gather for K9’s animal hospital release

Several members of the Grand Rapids Police Department and other area K9 unit personnel gathered in the parking lot of Animal Emergency Hospital Wednesday, Nov. 15 to welcome GRPD K9, "Eli." 

Growing Grand Rapids tourism

Back before ArtPrize started in 2009, Dave Lorenz had been telling Grand Rapids stakeholder it needed to do something to attract leisure travelers.

Big season at the Van

For the first time in years, Van Andel Arena now has two full-time tenants.

Poetry in motion

A fine artist and poet, William Randolph (Randy) Brown came to Grand Rapids as a young man.

Stacks of Books

About six years ago, Amber Skiles quit her job in health care administration — and she hasn’t worked a day since. 

The B.O.B. resurrected

Many Grand Rapidians were devastated when the Big Old Building, or the B.O.B., closed last December.

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