Friday, August 20, 2010
Nothing like a 500 ft Water Slide in the middle of the city!!! Event will take place Saturday and Sunday (Aug 21st and 22nd) on Lyon street and is FREE. Anyone can ride, however all under 48 inches must ride with an adult.
Come check it out and don't forget your bathing suit!!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
According to excerpts from the report:
Forest Hills Public Schools' Eastern Middle School took the number one spot statewide among 3,000 schools ranked. Grand Rapids Public Schools' City Middle/High School came in fourth and FHPS' Northern Hills Middle School is ranked fifth.
Please click here for entire article
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Yet another article showcasing why Grand Rapids is such a great place to live! Rapid Growth published THIS ARTICLE about MSU's college of Human Medicine locating in Grand Rapids. Below is an excerpt:
"Their eyes light up when we talk about quality of life in Grand Rapids," Rappley says. "That's not from me telling them about it. That's from their experience in visiting.
"Grand Rapids is making this part of my job easy. It's not a hard sell. It's really a great place to work and raise a family."
Friday, March 26, 2010
For a helpful guide, please view: Ethnic Restaurants
Yet another reason West Michigan rocks!!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
So, if you're looking to escape the cold for a fun, family friendly event make sure to come and experience over 60,000 free flying tropical butterflies!
Exhibit runs March 1st through April 30th.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Per Rapid Growth:
"Grand Rapids is one of dozens of cities in the country applying to be a test region for Google Inc.'s proposed experiment to test its super-high-speed broadband network with 50,000 to 500,000 users.
According to excerpts from the story:
Google Inc. is searching for a number of cities to be part of an experiment the company says would make internet access better and faster for everyone. The online media company has announced plans to build super high-speed broadband network for at least 50,000 and up to 500,000.
Grand Rapids is among dozens of U.S. cities applying to be a part of the experimental test market. "This is a good thing for us. This is a good thing for our community. It is a good thing for business and economic development in our region" said Paul Klimas, the Information Technology Director for the city of Grand Rapids.""
For more info on how you can help make this happen, check out:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
View Happy Town
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"Grand Carriages LLC will be offering special horse-drawn carriage rides to celebrate Valentine's Day with 3 carriages decorated with heart lights and flowers. Scenic tours of downtown Grand Rapids starting at the corner of Monroe Ave & Lyon St in front of Fifth Third Bank Bldg. from 6pm to 11pm on Feb. 12, 13 and 14th for $60 per half hour or $90 per hour. Sit back and enjoy the sound of horse hooves while wrapped warmly in Amish carriage blankets. Please call for reservations 616-893-4984."- per www.grnow.com
If you're looking for something unique to do with the kids for Valentines Day, The "Be my Valentine" show with the Verve Pipe might be an idea:
Description (per www.grkids.com)....
The Verve Pipe performs a children's show in the beautiful Wege Theatre. They will be performing songs from their new "A Family Album" and also classic love songs from the Disney movies, and much more. Great fun for kids of all ages.
Tickets are $15
12 and under $10
3 and under free when sitting on a lap
More Info: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0800438B 9B7D6575?artistid=980679&majorcatid=10002& minorcatid=12
Peter Martin Wege Theatre
341 Ellsworth Ave SW
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
A fun, family friendly event coming up is the East Grand Rapids Kite Festival. It is taking place this Saturday, February 7th from noon to 4pm. All kites will be hoovering over Reeds Lake in EGR. Rose's Restaurant will be serving free hot chocolate and hot dogs. There will also be free kite building inside from 1-3 p.m. for kids under age 12. Check out: East Grand Rapids Kites! for more info.
Another great idea if you haven't done so already this season, is to check out Pando in Rockford! It's a great outdoor fun park with something for everyone! From tubing, to downhill and cross country skiing, it's a fun, adventurous way to spend an afternoon! Visit Pando Park for more info.
Or you could hit the hills and enjoy some good old fashion sledding! For a few popular spots, check out Sledding in West Michigan or if you have found a hill you'd like to share, you can post there as well.
These are just a few options to get out and enjoy our winter wonderland. Spring will be here soon enough, but we still have time to have some winter fun!!!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
1) American Red Cross
You can donate by going to this link. American Red Cross
They're also taking donations over your cell phone. Just text the word "Haiti" to 90999 and $10 will be automatically charged to your cell phone bill.
2) Rays of Hope Haiti- based here in Grand Rapids (see link below):
They are looking for both physical and monetary donations.
3) Haiti Benefit Concert at the Intersection
January 28th, 2010
VIP Reception ($20.00 donation per person) from 5:00-7:00 PM where media celebrities, performers, and area dignitaries meet with VIP Reception donors.
Concert starts at 7pm.
For more information, please visit http://www.sectionlive.com/
For a larger list of charities, please feel free to visit:
It's truly unimaginable with what the Haitians must be going through and our hearts go out to all that have been effected.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Here is a new listing for a great house near Saugatuck, MI. There is private Lake Michigan access across the street.
2583 Lakeshore Drive, Fennville, MI | Powered by Postlets