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The 2016 Great Race Update: Cheyenne, Wyoming to Rapid City, South Dakota

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Sportsmen Division veterans Bill & Carolyn Croker, in their 1936 Packard 120B Coupe, are welcomed to the day’s finish line in Rapid City, South Dakota. Six days in the books, three to go, and the race to claim the title as Grand Champion of the 2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is […]

Meijer Classic: Dame Laura Davies six shots off the pace in Michigan

Dame Laura Davies shoots a two-over 73 to fall six shots off the pace at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Grand Rapids Has Lost Its Arts Coverage. Now What To Do…

“Without that review and without a reliable reviewer people have come to trust, a lot of the performing arts groups are saying that their second weekend of shows aren’t getting that big bump they used to when someone would come to review the dress rehearsal or reviewed their opening night.”

Meijer Classic: Dame Laura Davies shares lead after first round

England's Dame Laura Davies shares the lead after the opening round of the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Little girl's adoption hearing becomes real-life fairy tale when Disney princesses arrive.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

On June 8th, five-year-old Danielle Koning got a fairy tale ending with some help from fairy tale characters at her adoption finalization hearing. Sarah and Jim Koning of Grand Rapids, Michigan finalized Danielle's adoption after fostering...Show More Summary

This Might Be the Sweetest Adoption Hearing That's Ever Taken Place

When people think of fairy-tale endings, it often involves a princess at last meeting her prince. For one little girl in Grand Rapids, MI, however, her happily ever after came in a courtroom where her adoption was finalized. As 5-year-old...Show More Summary

A hole that swallows things

Q: Soon after we had a sinkhole fixed on our street in Grand Rapids, an author friend asked for help on Facebook about the origins of the term. Some people thought it was a US version of the UK term “swallow hole.” Bring in the scholars. A: This is a timely question for us, since... ? Read More: A hole that swallows things

Grand Rapids Symphony Gets A New Music Director

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The Brazilian-born conductor, who has led the Grand Rapids Symphony twice in the past two seasons, becomes the 14th music director in the 86-year history of the orchestra.

Maestro move: Brazilian wins US orch

Marcelo Lehninger, 36, has been named music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony.  

Abortionist Busted for Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence and DWI Tries to Hide His Crimes

A Michigan abortionist is in trouble with the state after he was caught hiding his violent criminal history from the medical licensing board. Thomas Gordon, who runs the Heritage Clinic abortion facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a lengthy criminal history of violence and substance abuse. Most recently, Gordon was arrested on Jan. 13, 2016 […]

What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence

Brittney Lohmiller for NPR 'Three years ago, Grand Rapids' public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They've been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.' -- +NPR

Grand Rapids Art Museum exhibits loans, new acquisitions and rarely seen works of art

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Grand Rapids Art Museum announces its summer exhibition, The Collection in Context, which is on view May 22, 2016 through August 14, 2016. The exhibition features many of GRAM's new acquisitions and works of art never seen in Grand...Show More Summary

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Wins Top Honors at 2016 APTA International Bus Roadeo

Dallas Area Rapid Transit of Dallas, TX took the top spot this year and was crowned the Grand Champion at the 41st Annual International Bus Roadeo.

Awful Customer Cancels Cake Order After Finding Out Bakery Owner Is Muslim

Wow A bakery owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan says she lost a potential customer over her religious beliefs. According to Fox 17, Sweetcakez owner Zeinab Mohamed says the woman canceled her cake order after she found out Mohamed and her...Show More Summary

“Busy Is a Bullshit Word”: How 16 Days Rafting the Grand Canyon Changed a Life

Busy is a bullshit word. While navigating the rapids, we had to be furiously focused. We did what we had to do in the moment, from navigating a tough rapid to setting up camp to prepping and serving meals. I wouldn’t call the fast, furious, focused time “busy,” though. Show More Summary

Garth Brooks -- Fan #4 Million Scores Gift Bonanza

Garth Brooks shows more fan appreciation than any singer on earth... at least for the lucky person who bought the 4 millionth ticket to his concerts. A teacher showed up at his concert Thursday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and she got way more…

Confronting Museumgoers with Gun Violence in the US

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — To say that gun violence is an affliction of American society is a radical understatement, whether you go by the statistics or the frequency of mass shooting incidents.

Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Grand Am

The N Platform-based 1985-1991 Pontiac Grand Am was sibling to such rapidly depreciating semi-sporty-looking coupes as the Buick Somerset and Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais, and there was a time when they were common sights on American roads. Show More Summary

Michigan City Attorney Accused Of Calling Rape Victim A 'Whore'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Michigan mom Elise Hilton is "beyond angry" after reading an email in which a Grand Rapids city attorney allegedly referred to the woman's cognitively impaired daughter -- an alleged rape victim -- as a "crack and heroin whore." "She...Show More Summary

How This Police Officer Made a Little Boy's Dreams Come True

Incredibly touching, tear-inducing things happen when little ones meet their heroes - be it garbage collectors, police officers, or even Adam Levine. The latest comes from the police department in Grand Rapids, MI, where a little boy,...Show More Summary

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