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Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
Director Bruce Tinker, Playwright Bo Wilson, Andy Rent
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The Boatwright Opens Tonight at Civic Theatre [Audio]

 

Bo Wilson, playwright of The Boatwright, and in town for final rehearsals and opening night of his award winning play at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, says he hopes audiences walk away from the play exclaiming what a wonderful night at the theater, and possibly find a piece of themselves in the deeply rich characters.

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Photo courtesy of Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
Photo courtesy of Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
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ArtPrize 2014: 300-Plus Member Interfaith Choir to Perform September 28

Over 300 people will come together during ArtPrize as part of an interfaith choir for a one-time performance.

The ArtPrize entry is titled "Voices of the City".

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Free Michigan Junior Deer Hunting Licenses Available at Meijer on Friday, Saturday

Hunters ages 16 years old and younger can get a free junior deer hunting license at all Meijer stores in Michigan on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 12 and 13).

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Bill Could Let Drivers Do Community Service Instead Of Paying Fines

The Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would let drivers who owe extra "responsibility" fees for certain driving offenses to instead do 10 hours of community service.

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Hudsonville Dentist Provides Free Dental Care Friday

A Hudsonville dentist is providing a free dental care on Friday to more than a hundred area residents.

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John Mellencamp Announces ‘Plain Spoken’ Tour 2015 Will Land in Grand Rapids

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including a stop here in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30 PM. The special guest is Carlene Carter.

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Grand Rapids Remembers 9/11 with Boy Scout Salute, ‘Never Forget’ Exhibit at Ford Museum

 

As the nation remembers the tragic events of 9/11, so does Grand Rapids.

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of the attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. A hijacked plane struck The Pentagon outside Washington DC and another crashed just outside Shanksville, Pa. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, including firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers trying to aid the victims.

Today we pledge to never forget those people and to never forget the events of that day.

A day-long Boy Scouts salute, a special remembrance program, and "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit tours are taking place in at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids today as we remember 9/11/2001.

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Richard Kiel, Famous James Bond Villain, Dies at 74

Richard Kiel, the man most famous for playing James Bond villain Jaws in both 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker,' passed away earlier this afternoon in Fresno, California at the age of 74. He was just a few days away from celebrating his 75th birthday.

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Photo courtesy of GRAM
Photo courtesy of GRAM
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ArtPrize 2014: Many Volunteer Opportunities Still Available

It takes hundreds of volunteers for ArtPrize to be successful.

Volunteers are still needed to work directly for ArtPrize and to help at individual venues.

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Matt Milhouse
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Rare Indian Pipe Plant in West Michigan

A couple of weeks ago I found this odd looking thing growing in my backyard.

Was it a plant, mushroom, or something else?

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Mobile Exhibit Honoring 9/11 Victims Arrives At Ford Museum In Grand Rapids

A special memorial honoring those who died during the September 11, 2001, attacks arrived in Grand Rapids on Tuesday evening.

A group of Patriot Riders escorted the mobile "9/11 Never Forget" exhibit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. The exhibit will be a part of the annual remembrance ceremonies scheduled for Thursday at the museum. The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts, news and video recording, and live tours from FDNY heroes. 

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Grand Rapids Leaders Approve Penalties For Parking In Bike Lanes

On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission approved a new ordinance that is designed to keep bike lanes clear and open for use.

The city has received complaints that people are parking their cars in the lanes making them unusable for bicyclists.

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