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Local First Street Party 2014!

May 12th, 2014 by

This is one of our favorite local events of the season, every year. If you haven’t been, there’s no better time than NOW to make the necessary preparations. Here’s just a few reasons this is an event you don’t want to miss: -outdoors (and the weather usually cooperates) -amazing local food and drink -incredible regional

Fork Fest 2013

October 22nd, 2013 by

Autumn is in the air, and several of our friends are ready to meet you at beautiful Romence Gardens so you can sample their latest delicacies. Who doesn’t love good food?  Seriously. This is an amazing event we look forward to each year, and Thursday’s efforts are proving to be one for the ages.  More

ArtPrize 2013

September 23rd, 2013 by

If you’ve been anywhere near West Michigan the past five years, ArtPrize requires little to no introduction.  Nevertheless, it’s something we believe truly adds value to our community, and we’re proud of the way it brings more people to experience Grand Rapids. This year’s not much different than last in terms of formalities, so you

Back to School Vehicle Care

September 4th, 2013 by

On occasion we come across media already published to the internet that we consider relevant content.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, we’re happy to give credit where it’s due.  In this case, Advance Auto Parts has done a nice job of explaining some important tips on how to assure your vehicle’s ready for Back to

Taste the Globe

June 4th, 2013 by

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!

May 24th, 2013 by

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

May 13th, 2013 by

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

February 1st, 2013 by

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

Back-To-School

August 27th, 2012 by

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

Factory Maintenance Schedules

November 10th, 2011 by

Sometimes it seems we live in such a disposable society. It’s amazing all the things we throw away. “New and improved” comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on to the next thing.  It seems like when we were kids, our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our belongings.