Contact Us
Grand Rapids News

Grand Rapids News

The Purge Anarchy machete guy
Universal
[

New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ and ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

Read More

Jupiterimages/ThinkStock
Jupiterimages/ThinkStock
[

Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

Read More

Courtesy of The Ottawa County Sheriff
Courtesy of The Ottawa County Sheriff
[

Elderly Jenison Woman Missing

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a missing Jenison woman.

Read More

Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
[

Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

Read More

John Hogan/ WZZM-13
John Hogan/ WZZM-13
[

Michigan Works! Holds Event to Help Laid-Off Lamar Construction Workers

Last week, Lamar Construction shut down its construction and structural steel divisions and filed for bankruptcy, leaving almost 180 West Michigan residents unemployed. The Ottawa County Michigan Works! office plans to hold an event next week to offer some help for those who lost their jobs. 

Read More

ThinkStock
ThinkStock
[

Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Menus Unveiled

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids still about a month away, but you can start planning where you'll be dining while drooling over this year's menus.

The fifth annual Restaurant Week will take place Aug. 13 to 24 at 66 Grand Rapids restaurants. This year's theme is "Perfect Pairings" and showcases beverages that pair well with foods.

Read More

Alex Wong/Getty Images
Alex Wong/Getty Images
[

Giant Chess Board Coming To Downtown Grand Rapids

Visitors to Downtown Grand Rapids will be able to play with an over-sized chess set soon, according to Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

On Wednesday night it was announced that the group plans to unveil the outdoor chess board Thursday morning. The board is described simply as "giant" (the size has not been specified).

Read More

Gilda's LaughFest
Gilda's LaughFest
[

LaughFest Needs Our Help With Their World Record

I just learned that The LaughFest record for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark is currently in the running for the Guinness World Record of the Week, and they need some votes!

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News
Mindy & Jane and Dunkin Donuts
Mindy & Jane and Dunkin Donuts
[

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital NICU Wins Dunkin Donuts Breakfast

Congratulations to our latest Dunkin Donuts breakfast winners, the NICU at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital!

Read More

Peter Griffin
YouTube
[

Peter Griffin Impersonators Don’t Get Better Than This

This guy makes a better Peter Griffin than Peter Griffin does.

Read More

ThinkStock
ThinkStock
[

Michigan Lawmaker Hopes To Reinstate Fireworks Ban

I like fireworks just as much as the next guy, but it does seem as though things have gotten a little out of hand since Michigan lifted its ban on louder, more powerful fireworks in 2011. That's why one Michigan legislator is hoping to get that ban reinstated.

Read More

Matt N 2
[

Matt Nathanson Sings ‘Come on Get Higher’ in Grand Rapids [Video]

If Matt Nathanson's music career ever peters out (which it won't, because he's awesome), he could probably make a legit living as a comedian. He's charismatic and hysterical. He's got a way of completely engaging a crowd, which he definitely did at his sold-out show with Gavin DeGraw at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park July 15.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!