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When comedian Sinbad first appeared at LaughFest two years ago, he was greeted by a standing ovation as he stepped out on stage before uttering a single word.
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Mayor George Heartwell cut short a Grand Rapids City Commission meeting Tuesday, March 11, at City High/Middle School when a speaker exceeded his allotted comment time and refused to stop talking.
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In his film and TV career, actor Josh Carrizales has portrayed everything from a thug to a drag queen, cursed out one of the most successful rap stars of all time, and hanged upside-down in front of actor Val Kilmer in his underwear.
On Saturday, March 29, River City Scholars Charter Academy, 644 Evergreen St. SE, will host health insurance information sessions with Cherry Street Health Services at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the school.
A Grand Rapids man allegedly caught stealing diesel fuel from a truck Friday is suspected of more than 40 gasoline thefts in Kent and Ottawa counties, police said.
Hot off the heels of last week's fun with Hill Farmstead, here's this: Cigar City Brewing of Tampa Bay, Fla., held their annual Hunahpu's Day event this past weekend, celebrating the release of the once-per-year Hunahpu's Imperial Stout .
Irish on Ionia, the annual St. Patrick's Day street party in Grand Rapids, will be bigger than ever, organizers tell 24 Hour News 8. The fourth annual event will be from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, hosted by McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, and stretch from Oakes Street to Fulton Street, one block further than previous years.
Production workers at the former Sara Lee plant should be paid for the time it takes to put on and take off safety clothing and equipment, something they have traditionally done outside their work shifts.
All of our buildings are 50 to 150 years old and that's problematic, to say the least - Blandford's CEO, Annoesika Steinman 2011 file photo Neleh Kitelinger, a student at Immanuel St James Elementary School, petting an American breed rabbit held by Kristin Tindall, ecological education coordinator, at the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids City Commission just "nixed one of the wisest, most practical, most common-sense laws Ia ve ever heard," a Wichita Eagle columnist wrote.
Kevin Nichols, a Massachusetts resident, has been selected as scout executive for the President Ford Field Service Council of the Boy Scouts of America .
Several streets that were shut down in Northwest Grand Rapids because of a chemical reaction at a plant are back open now.
Comedian Judah Friedlander's enthusiasm for burritos is well known, so when we saw him at Cinema Society's screening of the new Jim Jarmusch movie Only Lovers Left Alive last night, it seemed only right to get his opinion of the city's newest burrito craze: the monsters that Danny Bowien serves at Mission Cantina .
LaughFest is still the hottest ticket in town with dozens of shows and events coming up in the final few days of the festival.