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  • Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band have embarked on a Nationwide tour for 2017 and Grand Rapids is one of three Michigan tour stops for the band. Thursday, August 24th is the official kickoff of the tour with a concert at the Huntington Center in Toledo OH. The band stops in Grand Rapids on...

  • Former Detroit Tiger’s star Kirk Gibson will be the keynote speaker at DeVos Performance Hall at a free community event.    Gibson, 59, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago.  The baseball great has been very outspoken since then in his determination to overcome the disease. The program is sponsored by Spectrum Health and is...

  • It’s that time of year again, spring is here and summer soon will be.  Makes you want to crack out some kindling and start a backyard fire, maybe roast some marshmallows doesn’t it? Before you gather the family and friends around the fire this year in your backyard, you should know of the new rules...

  • According to a new report by Medscape, Grand Rapids is one of the best cities in the U.S to practice medicine.  Our city, which even has a street aptly named the “the Medical Mile” did not break the top 10 cities, coming in 11th on the survey’s 2017 list. Rankings were based on a number...

  • Cities all across the U.S. have shuttered and run-down theaters and dance halls that were built during the early part of the 20th century.  Grand Rapids actually has a few as well.  One long-forgotten theater on South Division may soon be getting a new lease on life. Marcus Ringnalda, a commercial real estate developer has...

  • The start of spring also officially starts the season of food trucks in downtown Grand Rapids. The spring and summer of 2017 brings a new program for food trucks to operate under in Grand Rapids.   The pilot program not only expands inspection requirements, but it also allows food trucks to operate in additional areas of...

  • Eighth-graders from a Christian school in Grand Rapids will soon get to visit Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The school is one that her husband Dick and herself have supported since the 1980s, providing low-income students with scholarships to attend the private school. 36 eight grade students will meet with DeVos as part of the school’s...

  • According to a new study by Trulia.com, young people in Grand Rapids are opting to buy homes at a higher rate than their counterparts in other cities across the U.S. That means that more adults ages 28-32 in Grand Rapids are living in the their parents basement.  In fact, Grand Rapids has one of the...

  • Ask anyone about Grand Rapids, Michigan and they will most likely not tell you that it is considered be the Silicon Valley of the Midwest.  But could it be?  We certainly cannot call Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Elon Musk one of our own, but do not count Grand Rapids out as a future tech...

  • A few hundred people marched in downtown Grand Rapids Saturday in what has been called across the nation as the People’s Climate March. Parents brought their children hoping it will inspire them to be aware of how the potential change in the climate may affect them as they grow older. Many who attended the march...