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Why Is Art Flowing Out Of Some GR Storm Drains?

The art project is meant to not only beautify Grand Rapids drains, but also to send a message. The Painted Drains Are A Reminder To Keep Our Waterways Clean. The neighborhood improvement project is the brain child of Lions and Rabbits Gallery in Creston and the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW). Close to two dozen artists have been hired to paint the sidewalk and areas above the drain to illustrate the problem caused by the dumping of trash and toxic liquids into the drains, and into our waterways.
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There Is Now a 24-Hour ‘ALF’ TV Channel

Back in April, Amazon rebranded their free streaming service as “Amazon Freevee.” (Previously, the service was known as IMDb TV.) The slightly peculiar name indicates that, in addition to plenty of on demand movies and shows, Freevee offers numerous free “channels” of content. These channels operate sort of like old school cable channels, offering around the clock content on a set schedule.

Giant Yard Games, Pool Deck Furniture Coming to Grand Rapids Pools in Pilot Program

Ready for even more fun while you're cooling off this summer at Grand Rapids' City Pools?. The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department announced they're launching a pilot program in which large scale yard games, including Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Giant Dominoes, and Giant Checkers/Tic-Tac-Toe, and new pool deck furniture will be temporarily available at the City's three pools.

Canada And Denmark’s Whiskey War Is 50 Years Old And Finally Over

When people think of Canada and Denmark, war is not a word that comes up but for nearly 50 years the two countries have been involved in a land dispute called the Whiskey War. Canada has been great neighbors to us Michiganders. I have been to the country several times and all the people I came in contact with were very nice people.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...

Grand Rapids To Get Screen Time In New Documentary

'The Day The Music Died' is all about Don McLean's 1971 song 'American Pie', so I guess you know where this is going. From Adam Herz, the screenwriter for the movie 'American Pie' which was about his high school days in East Grand Rapids, to Rob Bliss' famed 'lip dub' video done to a live version of the Don McLean classic, GR seems to be forever attached to the song about levees and Chevys.

Is this New Horror Movie Dissing Detroit?

Everyone in Michigan knows that while Detroit is a city of full of future change and promise, people love to underestimate this city and it's great people. To the point that people love to find and highlight negative stereotypes about the city an unfair amount. So when I heard that...