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WXMI Names New Morning Anchor

Grand Rapids, Mich. FOX affiliate WXMI has named Deanna Falzone morning anchor. The Grand Rapids Press reports, Falzone replaces Sarah Brodhead, who recently announced she was leaving the station. Falzone, a native of Harper Woods in...Show More Summary

Wrightslaw Training Coming to Grand Rapids, MI

Wrightslaw Training coming to Grand Rapids, MI on November 1, 2014! Join speaker Wayne Steedman, Esq., and sponsors the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and the Kent Independent School District. This Wrightslaw Special Education...Show More Summary

Amtrak Pere Marquette Service, to Celebrate 30th Anniversary on Sept. 16

The public is invited to celebrate 30 years of the Pere Marquette Amtrak service between Grand Rapids and Chicago, with stops in Holland, Bangor and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor.

Detroit Pistons name Otis Smith head coach of Grand Rapids Drive

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club is appointing Otis Smith as head coach of its NBA Development League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. “I’m pleased to welcome Otis Smith to the Detroit Pistons organization as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive,” said Van Gundy. “Otis understands the vision and connectivity we [...]

WZZM Introduces New Evening Anchor Nick LaFave

When Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM announced the launch of a 5 p.m. newscast in August, Nick LaFave was named co-anchor. This week, the station has begun introducing LaFave to viewers with a series of promos and appearances on WZZM. LaFave...Show More Summary

Michigan Station Postpones Debates. Can’t Get Candidates to Appear

Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD has been forced to put off two planned televised debates after some of the candidates didn’t agree to them. WOOD TV8 offered to host two televised debates in September that would have included the Republican and Democrat candidates for Michigan governor and U.S. Show More Summary

Morozevich wins St. Petersburg Summer Rapid

Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich won the St. Petersburg stage of Rapid Grand Prix of Russia, which took place on 30-31st August as part of the traditional festival “St. Petersburg Summer”.Morozevich had a furious start, scoring 7,5 points...Show More Summary

Becky & Jordan's Modern Day Mid-Century Charmer — House Tour

Name: Becky and Jordan Location: Northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; owned Becky and Jordan live in a 1986 tri-level in northeast Grand Rapids. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood about fiveShow More Summary

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

The 14th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships (U8-U18) are set to take place on 12-17th November at the Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia.The organizers of the Championship are the European Chess Union and Estonian Chess Federation.Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Show More Summary

Darlene's Art-Filled Riverside Ranch — House Tour

Name: Darlene Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 23 years; owned Darlene lives in a ranch on the north side of Grand Rapids, within walking distance of Riverside Park. The neighborhood’s wide, winding streets are lined with unique houses – and Darlene’s home, with her collection of original art, is no exception. Open House Tour READ MORE »

MI: Grand Rapids Launches $40M Silver Line BRT

On Monday, The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Michigan, launched a $40 million bus rapid transit system that connects the city center with southern suburbs.

Sarah Brodhead Leaving WXMI

MLive.com reports that after seven years at FOX affiliate WXMI, Sarah Brodhead has decided to leave the Grand Rapids station. The morning anchor announced the news on her Facebook page. “It’s just time for a change,” Brodhead said. “You...Show More Summary

Michigan Teacher Compares Ferguson Riots To Boston Tea Party

Michigan teacher Mike Kaechele compared the Ferguson riots and looting to the Boston Tea Party which spurred American colonists forward, determined to declare independence from England. The Grand Rapids, Michigan teacher is not the first to make national headlines due classroom activities based upon the Michael Brown shooting. Show More Summary

MI: Silver Line BRT to Open in Grand Rapids

The Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is scheduled to begin at Rapid Central Station in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Bottas heads final practice before Belgian GP

Rapidly improving Valtteri Bottas of Williams outpaced the previously dominant Mercedes men in Saturday morning’s third and final free practice session ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. The 24-year-old Finn, who qualified on theShow More Summary

Memorial for Michigan boy fatally stabbed on playground

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Hundreds gathered at a church to memorialized Michael Connor Verkerke, 9, a suburban Grand Rapids, Mich., Cub Scout who was allegedly killed by another boy.

WZZM to Launch 5:00 p.m. Newscast

Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM has announced it is launching a 5:00 p.m newscast on September 8. Nick LaFave and Juliet Dragos will anchor the 30-minute show. In a statement, Janet Mason, president and GM of WZZM said, “We’re very excited to be able to offer this important local newscast at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Judge orders mental exam for murder suspect, 12

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a 12-year-old boy charged with murder in the stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground.

Lessons from a quiet President

Warren: Media obsession with Richard Nixon is in such overdrive via new books, documentaries and panels, you should get to Grand Rapids, Mich. to maintain sanity and perspective.

ArtPrize announces 2014 particpating artists and venues

last monthArts : Artdaily

ArtPrize announced the entry of 1,536 artists representing 51 countries and 42 U.S. states to compete in the 6th edition art competition annually held in Grand Rapids, Michigan form September 24 to October 12, 2014. The artists? mixed-media...Show More Summary

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