Archive For February 29, 2016

Def Leppard Concert Set for July 9th in Grand Rapids

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Def Leppard Concert Set for July 9th in Grand Rapids

Def Leppard has put Grand Rapids on its 55 city tour of North America.  The mega-rock band will perform at Van Andel arena on Saturday July 9th, 2016 at 7PM. The band has been going strong for almost 40 years, releasing a new album in September of last year entitled “Def Leppard”, their 14th album release…

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Butterfly Exhibit Starts March 1st at Meijer Gardens

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Butterfly Exhibit Starts March 1st at Meijer Gardens

One sure sign that spring is just around the corner is the arrival of the butterfly exhibit at Grand Rapid’s Meijer Gardens. The popular exhibit that will feature many thousands of butterflies from around the world runs from March 1st through April 30th. The annual “Butterflies Are Blooming” exhibition is one of the most popular…

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Ele’s Place Needs Volunteers to Help Comfort Grieving Kids

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Ele’s Place Needs Volunteers to Help Comfort Grieving Kids

The death of a parent or other close loved one is tough to cope with at any age – but if you are still a child, its unbearable. Ele’s Place is a non-profit, community based organization that was founded to help children and teens cope with grief.   Children can often feel alone and lost when going through…

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Grand Rapids Now Becoming New Michigan “Boom Town”

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Grand Rapids Now Becoming New Michigan “Boom Town”

According a recent report by Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Grand Rapids has become the new “boom town” in the state of Michigan. Michigan took a huge hit during the recession of the late 2000’s, especially in the area of manufacturing.  Grand Rapids was no exception.  But because the Grand Rapids economy is diversified and…

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Donald Trump Opens Campaign Office in Grand Rapids

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Donald Trump Opens Campaign Office in Grand Rapids

As the Michigan Presidential primary gets closer to the March 8th primary vote, Presidential candidates are now eyeing Grand Rapids as a key place to garner support from local residents. Donald Trump, a leading Republican candidate has announced opening of campaign offices in both Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.  The Grand Rapids office will open…

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West Michigan Could See ALOT of Snow This Week

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West Michigan Could See ALOT of Snow This Week

Just when you thought spring was right around the corner, we get news that a major winter storm is making its way towards West Michigan this week. We have been blessed with a rather mild winter, especially over the last week or so.  Forecasters now say that by Wednesday 2/24, the Grand Rapids area could…

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Steelcase One of World’s Most Admired Companies

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Steelcase One of World’s Most Admired Companies

Steelcase Corp. of Grand Rapids has managed to place in the top 10 in its category of the world’s most admired companies, according to Fortune magazine.  Fortune describes the Most Admired list as the “definitive report card on corporate reputations.” The annual list of companies are determined by the observations and opinions of CEOs and…

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Marco Rubio Visits Grand Rapids | Tuesday, Feb. 23rd

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Marco Rubio Visits Grand Rapids | Tuesday, Feb. 23rd

We are not politically inclined here at GR Today and we do not endorse any political candidates. But…we will keep you informed of Presidential candidate stops to Grand Rapids during the 2016 election process. With the Michigan primaries just weeks away, 2016 Presidential candidates will be visiting the West Michigan area.  Republican Senator Marco Rubio…

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Bravo Cucina Italiana to Open Feb 18 at Knapps Crossing

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Bravo Cucina Italiana to Open Feb 18 at Knapps Crossing

Another terrific restaurant (like we need any more!) has arrived in Grand Rapids. Bravo Cucina Italiana will open its first West Michigan restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Knapp’s Crossing! Along with traditional pasta and pizza dishes, the restaurant’s menu offers grilled steak, pork chops, grilled salmon and mahi-mahi options. The menu also includes entrees…

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Grand Rapids History in Pictures

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Grand Rapids History in Pictures

We stumbled across this video on Youtube that features a scrolling pictorial history of Grand Rapids dating back to 1865.  It really amazing to see such tall buildings (especially for the time period) already built in Grand Rapids before the turn of the 20th century. The following video shows Grand Rapids as it was more…

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