Disney????????s Beauty and the Beast Opens Wednesday

The Circle Theatre begins its three week performance of the smash Disney musical Beauty and the Beast August 31, running through September 18. Co-directed by Brian Damson and Kathy Wagner, each three-time Grand Award winners, the popular and well known love story of Belle and the Beast comes to life to the delight of both children and adults. ???????Of course […]

Local Artists Can Find Affordable Space Downtown

With the current revitalization of the South Division area and development into an arts district, local artists now have something they could not necessarily find before: affordable work areas. Urban Matters, a local non-profit devoted to creating a positive arts-related business environment to provide useful resources for emerging artists, recently purchased the former home of Harris Furniture, 111 South Division. […]

City Official Responds to GRNow Wireless Questions, Part III

With the amount of attention given to Grand Rapids’ Wireless Initiative ever increasing, GRNow.com was given an opportunity to present questions not yet fully explored by other media outlets. Sally Wesorick, Wireless Project Manager for the City of Grand Rapids, fielded a set of questions from GRNow via email. Today, in the last set of questions, we will explore the […]

2005 Celebration on the Grand and Fireworks

The annual festival to celebrate Grand Rapids takes place downtown September 8-10, and will feature live music, food, arts and entertainment. The fireworks show over the Grand River is scheduled for Friday night at 9:30 (Saturday rain date). A number of bands and musicians play stages at both Rosa Parks Circle and Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Thursday night is highlighted by Nashville […]

Inaugural Cruise Anticipates 10 Miles of Cool Cars

Traffic on 28th Street will become a parade of classic cars this Saturday, August 27. 2005 marks the first year for the 28th Street Metro Cruise, organized by the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce. Attendance estimates vary widely because this is the inaugural year, but officials expect between 500 and 4,000 classic, restored and customized cars, and between 2,000 and 50,000 […]

Give Back in August

Want to give back to the West Michigan community this month? Several fundraisers and benefits taking place around the area throughout August allow you to do just that. On Saturday, August 6, the Comedy Improv Team at Master Arts Theatre is holding a 10 hour marathon performance from 2 pm to midnight to raise money for new microphone equipment. Tickets […]

City Official Responds to GRNow Wireless Questions

With the amount of attention given to Grand Rapids’ Wireless Initiative ever increasing, GRNow.com was given an opportunity to present questions not yet fully explored by other media outlets. Sally Wesorick, Wireless Project Manager for the City of Grand Rapids, fielded a set of questions from GRNow via email. Over the next three days, we will publish both questions (in […]

City Wireless Test, Part II

The second phase of the Grand Rapids City Wireless Demonstration has been underway since July 1, and this time features five locations around the metro area: Leonard/Covell Fire Department, Walker City Hall Campus, Seymour Branch Library, Wealthy Theatre and Creston High School. Once again we brought our Gateway Tablet PC running Windows XP Pro Tablet PC Edition with a Pentium […]

Cherished Possessions

Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy is currently featured at the Van Andel Museum. The exhibit features about two hundred New England area artifacts, including furniture, paintings, decorative arts and photographs from the 17th – 20th centuries, and highlights the uniqueness and story behind each object. The exhibit runs through October 31.

City Official Responds to GRNow Wireless Questions, Part II

With the amount of attention given to Grand Rapids’ Wireless Initiative ever increasing, GRNow.com was given an opportunity to present questions not yet fully explored by other media outlets. Sally Wesorick, Wireless Project Manager for the City of Grand Rapids, fielded a set of questions from GRNow via email. Today, in the second of three days of questions, we will […]