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October 31-November 6, 2011

* Photos: Kids Food Basket takes delivery of truck won in nat'l contest
* Tip Top Deluxe venue will have Nov 10 ribbon cutting
* Memorial ride to benefit the family of Officer Slot planned for Nov 5
* Photos from the Fulton Street Farmers Market groundbreaking
* Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern Set to Open Nov 13
* Pink Floyd co-founder to bring 'The Wall' to Van Andel
* Brad Paisley to kick off 2012 tour at Van Andel Arena
* Dave Ramsey returns to Grand Rapids May 5
* Signature Wine Auction fundraiser announced for 2012
* LaughFest Lineup to be revealed at public event Nov 10
* New Year's Eve events already being announced
* The Establishment (formerly Monte's) set to open November 17
* P.F. Chang's scheduled to open November 14, 2011




October 24-30, 2011

* Dave Ramsey returns to Grand Rapids May 5
* Signature Wine Auction fundraiser announced for 2012
* LaughFest Lineup to be revealed at public event Nov 10
* UICA to make big announcement November 2
* Photos from the GR Ballet's 'Dracula' dress rehearsal
* After 'wrangling with the City of GR', Rivertown Bike Week will be at The DeltaPlex
* New Year's Eve events already being announced
* Grove Restaurant receives full liquor license
* The Establishment (formerly Monte's) set to open November 17
* Georgio's Pizza hosts first pizza eating contest Oct 27
* Van Andel Arena will host Winter Jam 2012 wsg. Skillet April 1
* The Establishment holding open interviews for servers, bartenders & more Oct 26
* Newk's Express Cafe opening on 28th & E. Beltline next to Smashburger
* Preview photo from Smashburger opening at 28th & E Beltline next to Uccello's
* Photos from the 70's Zombie Prom at the haunted Casnovia school
* GR .1K photo gallery
* Photos from Couture for a Cure
* Behind the scenes at the new Khloe Magazine
* Ribbon Cutting at The Dirty Hippie, 133 S. Division
* Anthropologie sign is up
* P.F. Chang's scheduled to open November 14, 2011

October 17-23, 2011

* Prominent past Muskegon citizens brought back to life at City of the Dead
* Monster Jam Thunder Nationals return to Van Andel Arena in March
* New VanderMoere Fine Art gallery and studio opens on South Division
* Behind the scenes at the new Khloe Magazine
* Ribbon Cutting at The Dirty Hippie, 133 S. Division
* Say Goodbye to Monte's October 29
* Zombie walk now planned for RiverTown Crossings Mall
* New Italian restaurant Verdonis opens in Muskegon
* City of GR will celebrate afterschool award with Rally 'round the Calder
* Unofficial zombie walk announced for downtown GR
* Anthropologie sign is up
* GRPL will host traveling Harry Potter exhibit
* Coldstone Creamery on 28th SE closes
* ArtPrize returns September 19, 2012

* P.F. Chang's scheduled to open November 14, 2011
* Harlem Globetrotters return to Van Andel Arena Jan. 22
* New magazine that 'redefines women's media' will launch 11/11/11
* New 'Grand River Cigar' shop will open on S. Division in November

October 10-16, 2011

* Unofficial zombie walk announced for downtown GR

* Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden will visit Barnes & Noble
* Harlem Globetrotters return to Van Andel Arena Jan. 22
* New magazine that 'redefines women's media' will launch 11/11/11
* Casting call for college students for 'The Rental'
* The GR .1K October 22 will go from McFadden's to Hopcat
* Just announced: Jamey Johnson at The Orbit Room November 18
* New 'Grand River Cigar' shop will open on S. Division Nov. 1

October 3-9, 2011

Spooky photos from the Fulton Street Cemetery




*Which Top Ten AP entry did you vote for? Answer in our poll!
*UICA will open new film theatre Oct. 13
*Peppino's in Allendale holding job fair
*Photos from the ArtPrize winners announcement
*A look at the ArtPrize 2011 Top Ten
*Casting call for extras for feature film "A Chance of Rain"
*New cigar shop Grand River Cigar will open on S. Division Nov. 1
*Find Reba/The Band Perry tickets hidden downtown October 5
*Construction on Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern set to wrap mid-October

September 26-Oct 2, 2011

*Photos from Grove
*Just announced: Drumline Live at Van Andel Arena
*Explore GR art & history at a family-friendly scavenger hunt during ArtPrize
*Photos from the ArtPrize Top Ten Announcement
*DeVos Hall will host chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Feb 19
*Photos from the Stage Fright Haunted Lock-In at the Wealthy Theatre
*Style Battle 2011 photos
*ArtPrize sneak peek photos from GRAM
*Republic Rockwell owners to open new establishment November 16
*Photos from the Red Wings and Griffins Red/White game
*Announced: Beer and blues festival Hoptoberfest in downtown GR Oct 15
*Sietsma Orchards open new cider mill on 2 Mile in Ada
*Construction on Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern set to wrap mid-October
*Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race Returns for ArtPrize
*Forest Hills Fine Arts Center announces 2011/12 season
*Paul Jendrasiak's look at ArtPrize through photos
*ArtPrize photos from SiTE:LAB
*Nourish Organic Market celebrates grand opening
June 13-19, 2011
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*We the Kings will headline GR 4th of July Family Fireworks

*'Grandwich' contest to select GR's signature sandwich begins July 15

*Announced: 'Race for the Rock', a high-tech scavenger hunt in downtown GR where teams search for a one carat diamond

*Just announced: Tuxes and Tennies, a new fundraiser for the Humane Society of Kent County

*'Bodies Revealed' welcomes 150,000+ visitors; extended until August 6

*Just announced: snow leopard cub born at John Ball Zoo

*Follow responders for Travel Channel's 'Ghost Adventures through GR July 15

*Davenport opens downtown campus with open house series

*Grand Rapids Marathon will host special benefit run for Joplin

*New sushi/sports bar set to open in the former Heroes location (Burton & Breton)

*Grand Rapids LipDub Video

*Grand Rapids July 4th Fireworks guaranteed for three years & adds a parade

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June 6-12, 2011
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*Grand Rapids Marathon will host special benefit run for Joplin

*New sushi/sports bar set to open in the former Heroes location (Burton & Breton)

*Francesca's Collections to Open at Woodland Mall in July

*Rock the Block Street Jam & Fair celebrates LINC Center grand opening

*Photos of Monday VIP Comedy Night at Dog Story Theater featuring Suzanne Geha

*40+ extras and actors needed for new film 'Sunlight for the Wild'

*Did NBC get their idea for Meredith Viera's send off from Rob Bliss's GR LipDub?



*Roger Ebert calls GR LipDub 'greatest music video ever'

*Newsweek responds to LipDub

*Grand Rapids LipDub Video

*Grand Rapids July 4th Fireworks guaranteed for three years & adds a parade

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May 31-June 5, 2011
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*40+ extras and actors needed for new film 'Sunlight for the Wild'

*Just announced: 'Mackenzie's Unleashed' salsa dancing and wine tasting fundraiser at San Chez Aug 18

*Suzanne Geha guest of honor for June 6 VIP Comedy Show

*'Gnarly Varley's Righteous Cuisine' food truck makes its debut

*Movie auditions being held June 3 & 10 for 'Confessions of a Female Assassin'

*Is a new food truck set to hit Grand Rapids in mid-June?

*'Construction Chic' is the requested attire for St. Mary's 'Concrete Mixer'

*Six GR cultural institutions will offer 2-for-1 on special days this summer

*Art of the Table adds downtown GR venture

*Even 'Der Spiegel' in Germany picks up the LipDub

*Roger Ebert calls GR LipDub 'greatest music video ever'

*Newsweek responds to LipDub

*Grand Rapids LipDub Video

*New organic market called Nourish will open June 21 on Wealthy St

*Rock the Rapids lineup includes Ludacris, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper and Stone Temple Pilots

*Grand Rapids July 4th Fireworks guaranteed for three years & adds a parade

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May 23-30, 2011
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*Art of the Table adds downtown GR venture

*Even 'Der Spiegel' in Germany picks up the LipDub

*Roger Ebert calls GR LipDub 'greatest music video ever'

*'Inside Edition' features story on LipDub video

*New organic market called Nourish will open June 21 on Wealthy St

*Newsweek responds to LipDub

Grand Rapids LipDub Video (full):




*Local jewelery designer taking collections for care boxes to send to Joplin, MO

*GRAM on the Green returns to downtown GR on Fridays, July 9-Aug 18

*Rock the Rapids lineup includes Ludacris, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper and Stone Temple Pilots

*Festival of the Arts music/concert schedule is out

*Grand Rapids July 4th Fireworks guaranteed for three years & adds a parade

*Suzanne Geha crashes LaughFest press conference; announces the comedy festival will return March 8-18, 2012

*Priceline.com looking for 80 temp workers for GR Call center in June

*City of GR creates business guide for entrepreneurs

*Blake Shelton will perform at Rock the Rapids 2011

*Memorial Day parade times and locations

*Division Ave to be reduced to two lanes for a year?

*Festival of the Arts announces new activities and food booths for 2011

*Next new SiTE:LAB location: Blandford Nature Center

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May 16-22, 2011
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*Blake Shelton will perform at Rock the Rapids 2011

*Grand Rapids LipDub video premieres May 25 at Celebration Cinema-North

*Memorial Day parade times and locations

*Division Ave to be reduced to two lanes for a year?

*LaFontsee Galleries to open second location in Douglas

*Festival of the Arts announces new activities and food booths for 2011

*Learn how to be a movie extra & have a chance to be cast in a reality show

*Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell will speak at Econ Club dinner

*Next new SiTE:LAB location: Blandford Nature Center

*'SPACE' will combine local art + musicians in vacant downtown GR spaces

*Michael-Paul A. Gionfriddo files to run against Heartwell in GR Mayoral race

*Returning: '19 Windows' Design Competition to East Hills June 21-25

*Open casting call for short film "Grasp"

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May 9-15, 2011
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* Next new SiTE:LAB location: Blandford Nature Center

* May 14 Berlin Raceway events canceled due to weather

* 'SPACE' will combine local art + musicians in vacant downtown GR spaces

* Prospecto Musical Showcase returns during ArtPrize + will be a venue

* Photos from Chicago the Musical

* Michael-Paul A. Gionfriddo files to run against Heartwell in GR Mayoral race

* Kindel Fire jeopardizes $1m in inventory & historical documents














* Photos from the Kindel Furniture fire

*Returning: '19 Windows' Design Competition to East Hills June 21-25

*Open casting call for short film "Grasp"

*Raquel Huber joins GRNow as Lead Account Executive

*UICA celebrates 2 W. Fulton opening Jul 25 with The Odd Ball

*Downtown happy hours and drink specials

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May 2-8, 2011
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*'Can the City of GR pay its bills?' to be answered at new Town Hall meeting series

*Returning: '19 Windows' Design Competition to East Hills June 21-25

*Carlos Mencia, Pauly Shore and Andy Kindler will visit Dr. Grins in June

*Goo Goo Dolls, Charlie Daniels and Theory of a Deadman added to Summer Celebration lineup

*Open casting call for short film "Grasp"

*Raquel Huber joins GRNow as Lead Account Executive

*Just announced: Payback Party May 2 at Rosa Parks Circle to commemorate US operation against Bin Laden

*Orbit Room concerts: Blind Melon (Jun 19), Taking Back Sunday (Jul 28), David Crowder Band (Oct 22)

*Announced: a Cappella group 'Straight No Chaser' at DeVos Hall Nov 2

*UICA celebrates 2 W. Fulton opening Jul 25 with The Odd Ball

*Released: Grand Rapids 'Pure Michigan' commercial with Tim Allen

*Straw Poll: Do you support The Rapid's proposed millage increase? (click here to vote)

*Downtown happy hours and drink specials

*San Chez introduces downtown bike delivery

*Announced: Katy Perry at Van Andel Arena September 11. Tickets are $37.5-$47.50

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April 25-May 1, 2011
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*Photos from the new Pyramid Scheme

*Announced: a Cappella group 'Straight No Chaser' will be at DeVos Hall Nov 2.

*UICA celebrates 2 W. Fulton opening July 25 with The Odd Ball

*Released: Grand Rapids 'Pure Michigan' commercial with Tim Allen

*Announced: Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2011 for November 3-13, 2011

*Straw Poll: Do you support The Rapid's proposed millage increase? (click here to vote)

*Art Battle for Community returns May 4

*Lindsay Lohan's dad to co-host Jersey Shore-themed night at SIXX

*Released: Mother's Day Brunch at the Amway Grand details

*An official ribbon cutting will welcome Pyramid Scheme 4/29 at 4 p.m.

*Downtown happy hours and drink specials

*San Chez introduces downtown bike delivery

*Garfield Park to host neighborhood garage sale June 11

*Announced: Katy Perry at Van Andel Arena September 11. Tickets are $37.5-$47.50

*Stella's will celebrate its 1st anniversary May 7 with a Halloween costume contest

*Announced: Jason Aldean at the Allegan County Fair

*City of GR will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 50+ trees at Garfield Park

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April 18-24, 2011
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*Stella's will celebrate its 1st anniversary May 7 with a Halloween costume contest

*Announced: Jason Aldean at the Allegan County Fair

*Suzanne Geha Out at WOOD TV 8

*Actress Diane Keaton will speak at DU's Excellence in Business Gala

*Revealed: Plans for a proposed large-scale ArtPrize entry called 'The Infernal Device'

*More details about the 'mygrcitypoints' campaign have been announced

*Just Announced: Katy Perry at Van Andel Arena September 11

*City of GR will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 50+ trees at Garfield Park

*ArtPrize artist registration opens April 18

*Just Announced: Ringling Bros.' 'Barnum 200' at Van Andel Arena Sep. 15-18

*Mars Hill Pastor Rob Bell may be on the cover of Time Magazine

*Meijer Gardens announces all 22 acts of the Summer Concert Series

*Extended: 'Bodies Revealed' exhibit has been extended until June 19

*Former 'Corez' location to become 'Grove' restaurant in August

*The final Cyg-Nature event of the season features Michigan products

*Amway Hotel Easter brunch details are out

*The GR Public Museum announces it will host 'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' in November, 2012

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April 11-17, 2011
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*GR Ballet Announces '11-'12 Season

*Grand River Grocery opening as Ninth Bridge Market

*Mars Hill Pastor Rob Bell may be on the cover of Time Magazine

*Meijer Gardens announces all 22 acts of the Summer Concert Series

*Extended: 'Bodies Revealed' exhibit has been extended until June 19

*Just announced: Former 'Corez' location to become 'Grove' restaurant in August

*Photos: Sneak Preview of 'Birds of America' at GRAM

*The final Cyg-Nature event of the season features Michigan products

*Just Announced: Motley Crue and Poison August 3 at Van Andel Arena

*Announced: 2011-12 Broadway Grand Rapids Season

*Opening: 'Store' local artist consignment shop on S. Division

*Find out who has the best meat in West Michigan at Kielbasa Idol

*Explore the Masonic Temple at the GR Most Haunted Lock-In 2

*John Ball Zoo Announces Largest Contribution in History

*Amway Hotel Easter brunch details are out

*Announced: Bazzani Associates will renovate the Kingsley/Kent County Records building in Eastown

*New: Centerpointe Mall will host a farmers' market beginning May 6

*The GR Public Museum announces it will host 'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' in November, 2012

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April 4-10, 2011
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*Announced: 2011-12 Broadway Grand Rapids Season

*Find out who has the best meat in West Michigan at Kielbasa Idol

*Black-N-Blue Fundraiser at Meijer Gardens returns May 6

*Wingstock 2011 will have Seether, Hinder and Sick Puppies

*NoshNight returns to the UICA with 'Swap Meet'

*Photos from Mars Hill Pastor Rob Bell's 'Love Wins' Book Signing

*Explore the Masonic Temple at the GR Most Haunted Lock-In 2

*John Ball Zoo Announces Largest Contribution in History

*Amway Hotel Easter brunch details are out

*Announced: Bazzani Associates will renovate the Kingsley/Kent County Records building in Eastown

*New: Centerpointe Mall will host a farmers' market beginning May 6

*The GR Public Museum announces it will host 'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' in November, 2012

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March 28-April 3, 2011
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*John Ball Zoo Announces Largest Contribution in History

*GR not selected for Google Fiber; City of GR Press release

*Rumored: Amway Hotel Easter brunch details are out

*Hoax: Cash Cab GR is a hoax, according to the Discovery Channel

*Strange: The Cash Cab GR Facebook and Twitter pages are now missing

*Rumored: Discovery Channel's game show 'Cash Cab' will be in GR April 12-16

*Just announced: John O'Hurley (J. Peterman) has been cast for the GR run of 'Chicago'

*LaughFest items autographed by Betty White and Bill Cosby will be available on eBay

*'Bodies Revealed' will welcome 100,000th visitor March 30

*New: The Civic Theatre's '11/'12 season includes 'Night of the Living Dead' & 'The Wizard of Oz'

*Announced: Bazzani Associates will renovate the Kingsley/Kent County Records building in Eastown

*Update: Photos of Anthropologie under construction

*Recently announced for downtown GR: A new avant garde fashion show called Fashion on the Grand.

*New: Centerpointe Mall will host a farmers' market beginning May 6

*The GR Public Museum announces it will host 'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' in November, 2012

*Rob Bliss Announces his 2011 signature event: 'Grand Rapids Lip Dub Video'

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March 21-27, 2011
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*Update: Photos of Anthropologie under construction

*Recently announced for downtown GR: A new avant garde fashion show called Fashion on the Grand.

*New: Centerpointe Mall will host a farmers' market beginning May 6

*Help shape Celebration on the Grand 2011 by filling out this quick survey

*The GR Public Museum announces it will host 'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' in November, 2012

*The movie trailer for 'SetUp' (Bruce Willis, 50 Cent) filmed in Grand Rapids is out *WARNING: Language NSFW*

*Rob Bliss Announces his 2011 signature event: 'Grand Rapids Lip Dub Video'

*Rockwell's/Republic is now 'Rockwell-Republic' with one updated new menu

*Friends of Transit to Kick Off RapidYes Campaign March 22

*Just announced: Jerry Seinfeld at DeVos Hall June 9

*Final Count: LaughFest attracts 55,000+ visitors

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