Calder Plaza Hosts Hispanic Festival E-mail
The largest Hispanic Festival in Michigan will take place in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids beginning Friday, September 8. The three-day event at Calder Plaza is expected to be attended by as many as 100,000 people to celebrate the food, music and culture of Latin, Central and South America.

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Celebration on the Grand & Fireworks E-mail
The annual event celebrating Grand Rapids through live music, food and entertainment takes place downtown this weekend at Rosa Parks Circle and Ah-Nab-Awen Park September 7, 8 & 9. The fireworks show over the Grand River will begin Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.

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Guide to Eastown E-mail
Located between downtown and East Grand Rapids, Eastown originally grew around its role as a streetcar stop on the way from downtown to Reeds Lake during the late 19th century. Now the neighborhood is considered one of Grand Rapids’ most progressive and hippest districts with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, galleries and entertainment venues.

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Rampage Unveil New 10th Anniversary Logo E-mail
The Grand Rapids Rampage revealed a new logo August 29th commemorating their upcoming 10th Anniversary season. Unveiled to season ticket holders at a special afternoon event, the emblem features Grand Rapids' skyline above a distinctive red "X".

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Modern Day Floral Ready to Bloom Downtown E-mail
Business owner and Grand Rapids resident Jennifer Ederer hopes to bring a little European influence to Downtown with her new shop, Modern Day Floral & Gift Boutique. The store opened its doors August 11 at the corner of Ottawa and Pearl and offers floral design, a walk-in flower cooler and a number of eclectic gifts, many of which are supplied by local artists.

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The Pointer Sisters Perform at the Gardens E-mail
American R&B group The Pointer Sisters, best known for 1980s top ten hits “Jump (For My Love)” and “Slow Hand”, take the stage at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater August 24 as part of the Gardens’ Summer Concert Series.

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Metro Cruise Returns to 28th Street E-mail
Stretching from Grandville to Cascade, thousands of cool cars are set to take over M-11 Saturday, August 26 for the 2nd Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise. Vehicles ranging from street rods, classic cars and custom hot rods to motorcycles, trucks and low-riders will cover 15 miles of 28th Street beginning at 9 a.m.
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Salvation Army Again Selects Grand Rapids for Community Center E-mail
The proposed Kroc Community Center might end up on Grand Rapids southeast side after all. The project leaders of the The Salvation Army’s Western Michigan and Northern Indiana Division have applied to build the $37.5 million center at 2500 Horton Ave SE, just blocks from the original proposed site at Garfield Park. That initial site became controversial after some residents around Garfield Park sought to block construction, citing the 1906 deed that limits the park to certain uses.

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