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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...

Golf: It Does a Body Good

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 06:13
There is more to the game of golf than meets the eye. While a round of golf is a fabulous opportunity to spend time with friends and colleagues, GolfTrainingAndPracticeGear.com points out that golf can also be part of a healthy lifestyle. Read more...
The city of Holland's award-winning beauty will be on display during Tulip Time. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful spectacles of spring, as millions of tulips burst forth in bloom. Read more...

Metamorphosis

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 07:42
The butterflies are once again blooming at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and & Sculpture Park annual exhibition. More than 7,000 tropical butterflies have arrived from Africa, Asia, South and Central America. These fluttering beauties await your arrival. Read more...

Roméo and Juliet, Grand Rapids Style

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 07:39
Under the stage direction of Bernard Uzan, Opera Grand Rapids is presenting Roméo and Juliet on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30. Uzan has been nominated for an Emmy for his recent appearance on the hit TV show Mozart in the Jungle. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient widely known for his French voiceovers used in popular American films. Ashley Roberts interviewed Uzan about the upcoming Roméo and Juliet production. Read more...