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Art in the Park: 2016 Poster Contest Winner

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:27
Merikay Winter has enjoyed her creative side since grade school. She credits her grandmother, a lace-maker, and her pianist mother for guiding her to different expressions of her talent. She studied at Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but marriage and other responsibilities led her to put down her paintbrushes for years. She absorbed nature and art in museums and galleries around the globe, however, and as she began to feel a need to paint again started taking classes and workshops in watercolor. Read more...

It's Brunch Time!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 05:56
Spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday out of the kitchen. Hit the town with your family or friends at one of these great Grand Rapids restaurants, where brunch has a unique twist and alcohol is perfectly acceptable before noon. Read more...
Grand Rapids Garage Bar & Grill (GRBG) is bringing block parties back. For the second summer in a row, Garage Bar Block Parties are rocking Ottawa Avenue every Wednesday evening from June 15 through August 31. The parties run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in front of the venue at 819 Ottawa Avenue, and feature live music, food and drink specials, and motorcycle and classic car competitions. Read more...

Market Masters

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 06:06
Are you an Iron Chef fan? Are you amazed when a far-flung secret ingredient is suddenly transformed into ice cream? If you've answered yes, you will enjoy "Market Masters," the Grand Rapids Downtown Market version of this culinary competition. Read more...

A Celebration and Unveiling!

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 09:32
In early June, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will reopen, unveiling its massive transformation and a new, nearly 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center. The museum celebrates the life and presidency of Grand Rapids' native son and also features permanent and traveling exhibits. Read more...

And All That Jazz

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 09:26
The 2016 GRandJazzFest is just a few months away! On Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, the fifth annual festival will be held at Rosa Parks Circle. Eleven acts are on tap for this free, weekend-long jazz event. The acclaimed Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra will kick off the festival, with Edye Evans Hyde performing the accompanying vocals. Read more...

Coming Together to Save Lives

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:08
The Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced its 2016-2017 Large Grant Recipients. Thanks to Komen Michigan's supporters, the organization was able to fund breast health programs at 15 organizations, for a total investment of $592,054! Read more...
West Michiganders are lucky to have one of the country's oldest historic districts right in our backyard! The Heritage Hill neighborhood consists of 1,300 homes dating back to 1843. On May 21 and 22, 2016, you can tour these beautiful architectural relics. Read more...

Brown Girl Dreaming

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:51
KDL Reads is a community reading event centered around award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming. In her book, Woodson uses poetry to describe what it was like growing up as an African-American in the 1960s and 1970s. Read more...

Barley, BBQ & Beats

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:11
Inspired by the annual John Clay Memorial BBQ & Rib Cook-off, hosted by the Clay family and Miller Welding Supply Co., Hospice of Michigan is pleased to unveil Barley, BBQ & Beats—a unique and delicious community celebration and memorial. This exciting new event will tap into West Michigan's love of barbeque and craft cocktails while supporting the Hospice of Michigan Open Access program. Read more...

 

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