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Local poetry competition celebrates 50 years

Morgan Anderson, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

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Updated: 2/15/2018, 8:00 a.m. Drawing entries from all ages of Kent County residents, the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition is celebrating its 50th year. The annual competition runs from Feb. 1 to Mar. 1 and is open to Kent Cou...

Wealthy Theatre: A brief history

Lydia​ ​Bouwkamp, Guest Writer

February 13, 2018

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Updated: 2/17/18, 1:41 p.m. Correction: Tom Schwallie is the recently-former front of house manager. Former theater director Erin Wilson and film maker Sean Kinney were instrumental in the creation and establishing of the Mea...

Local socialist group discusses implications of MeToo

Isabella Ebbert, Sports Co-Editor

February 6, 2018

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You don't have to attend the Women's March to have a passion for women's rights. On Jan. 28, the Socialist Alternative chapter of Grand Rapids hosted an open discussion on women’s rights exactly one week after the Women's March....

Downtown GR rings in the holiday season

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

December 8, 2017

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Approximately 4,300 people gathered to celebrate Lighting Up Downtown at Rosa Parks Circle this past Friday evening. The event has been sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. for the past two years. The event started with an enthusiastic set o...

UICA supports local artists with Christmas market

Morgan Anderson, Local Editor

December 8, 2017

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This past weekend the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA )helped Christmas present shoppers through its annual Holiday Artists Market, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Here, the UICA featured local artists selling...