Taste the Globe

This Friday at noon will mark the 44th consecutive time Festival of the Arts has graced our presence.  Each year this proves to be no ordinary weekend, as volunteers take to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids, to launch a veritable cornucopia of entertainment offerings.  The lineup always proves to be so verbose that it’s […]

Party in the Street!

Saturday, 06.01.13 That’s right, you heard us correctly.  As soon as you’ve secured the area and made sure you’re out of harm’s way, dance like nobody is watching… in the street!  We’re proud to help spread the word about this event every year.  2013’s installment of this favorite local showcase marks the 10th time our […]

Join Us

These two words (refer to subject heading) are the mantra of the 2nd Annual Fund Drive for The Rapidian (05.14.13 – 05.19.13).  We can appreciate if this causes you to flashback to a riveting scene of Star Wars, where Darth Vader himself is using the Force to convince Luke to “join” the Dark Side.  However, […]

The future is on display NOW

It’s that time of year again… DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids is packed to the rafters with automobile enthusiasts for the Michigan International Auto Show.  People travel from hundreds of miles away to catch “reveals” from all the major car and truck manufacturers.  You’ll find a little bit of the old (vintage) mixed in […]

Got Google?

By now we must all be aware of the Goliath enterprise known as Google.  In fact, the greater majority of people reading this post will have already used the search tool a few times today.  Suffice it to say convenience has its advantages, yet it’s important to understand the entire story.  To a small independent […]

Progress

[youtube=https://youtu.be/Y3dXx-jesnQ] It’s been almost two years since the initial concept of this expansion proposal was first discussed.  We’ve learned a great deal through this process, probably none more important than the routine intricacies and protocol that must be adhered to verbatim.  Also, it became very evident just how delicately we had to navigate each step […]

Back-To-School

This coming week, Grand Rapids students will be headed back to school and police departments are reminding drivers about bus safety tips. The most important rule is to SLOW DOWN and don’t be distracted while driving. Follow school buses at a safe distance, they make frequent stops. Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is […]

10 x 10

In another case where the announcement speaks for itself, all of us at Community Automotive Repair are proud to share and support this year’s Local First 2012 campaign, 10 x 10.  The potential impact of this program is enough to make great strides in our local marketplace.  We’re pleased to do our part by promoting, […]

Local. Honest. Service.

Our  farmers market (Fulton Street Farmers Market) is preparing to reopen Saturday.  This exciting news has us thinking about the importance of local marketplace. Reputable pop culture site fanpop recently conducted another series of surveys.  When asked specific questions about what made The Brady Bunch or other famed sitcoms of our past the treasured icons […]

Gone Cruisin'

August 26-27, 2011 Come Celebrate West Michigan’s 100 Year Old Love Affair with the Automobile! [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me2Y3eSSrBg] [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePEdLcqeUHU] [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN-Hg70ZJAM]