Archive For May 17, 2017

Baseball Great Kirk Gibson to Speak at Free DeVos Hall Event

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Baseball Great Kirk Gibson to Speak at Free DeVos Hall Event

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…

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Read This Before Starting a Backyard Fire in Grand Rapids

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Read This Before Starting a Backyard Fire in Grand Rapids

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…

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Grand Rapids Among Best Cities to Practice Medicine

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Grand Rapids Among Best Cities to Practice Medicine

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…

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4 Star Theater on S. Division Soon to be Renovated

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4 Star Theater on S. Division Soon to be Renovated

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…

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Food Trucks Expanding Coverage in Downtown Grand Rapids

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Food Trucks Expanding Coverage in Downtown Grand Rapids

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…

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Betsy DeVos to Meet with Eighth Grade Class from Grand Rapids

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Betsy DeVos to Meet with Eighth Grade Class from Grand Rapids

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…

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Grand Rapids Millenials Own Homes at a Higher Rate Than Others

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Grand Rapids Millenials Own Homes at a Higher Rate Than Others

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…

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