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From morning ’till fried chicken. Eating on the Northeast side (but mostly Plainfield Ave.)

Growing up on GR’s northwest side and going to elementary school on the northeast side has nothing to do with this post, other than the fact that I was within walking distance of some of these restaurants. I do venture a little outside the boundary of GR here. It is not by choice, but by […]

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Request for Proposals: Security Guard Services

  The Grand Rapids Public Library is seeking the services of a security guard firm to provide coverage at its Main Library. Expectations include a uniformed presence to provide soft security. The following are required of the guards: A friendly, welcoming, authoritative security presence The ability to work with a wide variety of people, including […]

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The Best Tacos Ever!

As a local CTA (Certified Tourist Ambassador) I like discovering new places to go, new things to do, and new places to e at. Especially the latter. Whenever I discover an eatery that I like I recommend it to everyone I know with a food passion. One food-thing that I’m always willing to try, and often […]

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Come visit our Art Reading Room

Do you love art and pretty books? We have just the place for you.

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Screen Printing Extravaganza!

Are you a teen who participated in our Summer Reading Challenge Program? Please come to our Screen Printing Party to pick up your finishing prize, eat some snacks, do an activity, and try…. screen printing! We’ve partnered with WMCAT and their Ambrose Apprentices to provide teens with an opportunity to try screen printing their own notebooks. […]

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Learn to Play Soccer

Thursday, July 28 6:00-7:00pm  Jaycee-MacKay Park, 2531 Kalamazoo SE Kids of all ages, join us in the park for fun and active sports clinics! Learn how to play soccer or tennis with expert advice in our city parks. Afterward, make a fun craft and chow down on hot dogs and snacks! No registration is required […]

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Black Women Connect GR Pop-Up Discussion

Do you need a safe space to connect with others about events happening around the nation? Black Women Connect, an affinity group, with The Chamber of Commerce will be holding a pop-up discussion and reflection about race relations and violence in our country. This event is open to all members of the community and will be held on […]

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Laughfest Humorous Speech Contest

Can you tell a funny story? Do you make people laugh? Come join the Grand Rapids Public Library, Toastmasters International and LaughFest in a humor contest on Monday, March 14 at 7 pm. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contestants can do either an improvised stand up performance or a prepared 5 […]

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Winter Preparedness

Winter preparedness brief details tips and rules to survive and thrive in Grand Rapids Although the fall colors are just beginning to peak here in West Michigan, the City of Grand Rapids is already gearing up for winter with a new six-page Winter Preparedness guide, prepared by the City’s 311 Customer Service Center. The Winter […]

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Stop by the ArtPrize Reading Room!

Do you love art and pretty books? We have just the place for you.

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