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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Life's Little Things E-mail
The Circle Theatre’s newest production opening Thursday, The Boys Next Door, sets out to prove that the little things in life matter most. An Off-Broadway hit, the story is set in a communal residence in the 1980s where four men who face developmental disabilities and mental illness live under the supervision of an earnest but frazzled social worker burned out by life.

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Dark Horse Music Festival Debuts E-mail
Michigan’s own Kyle Jennings will headline a major country music event that he organized on Saturday, August 12 at the Arcadia Festival site in downtown Kalamazoo. The Dark Horse Music Festival will feature a full day of high-power, independent country performances and surprise guest appearances.

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Guide to East Grand Rapids E-mail
East Grand Rapids' early fame goes back to the late 19th century when it served as a popular summertime day trip destination for the residents of Grand Rapids. For decades, city dwellers took a streetcar down Wealthy SE to escape the heat and boredom of the urban neighborhoods for the chance to cool off and have some fun on the banks of Reeds Lake.

East Grand Rapids Guide

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Integrated Architecture Makes Its Mark on the GR Landscape E-mail
Cruise along I-96 near Cascade Road and one will see an unmistakable sight overlooking the highway: a building whose massive concrete walls appear to be falling down. Surrounded by twenty foot high metal palm trees and fronted by a large cathedral-silo, the uniquely designed building houses the headquarters of Grand Rapids-based Integrated Architecture.

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