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Alexis Rockman Portrays the Great Lakes in Glory and Decline

Alexis Rockman with his dog, Padame, in his studio in New York City.Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times In Alexis Rockman's large mural "Spheres of Influence," it's hard to turn away from the dead waterfowl floating belly up, its head hanging underwater near a depiction of type E botulism, whi

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-10-21 09:00:25

Grand Haven wins season finale over Grand Rapids Union

The Buccaneers got things rolling early when senior running back Malic Love broke off a 34-yard touchdown run to give Grand Haven an early 6-0 lead. Senior quarterback Adam Nelson connected with junior wideout Collin Takas for a 43-yard score shortly after that. Love would find the endzone again, th

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-10-21 08:03:00

Berube, Jurco star in shootout to push IceHogs past Griffins

IceHogs 3, Griffins 2, shootout The skinny Tomas Jurco scored in a shootout and J.F. Berube turned away each of Grand Rapids' three shots to lead the Rockford IceHogs to a 3-2 victory over the Griffins on Friday night. Anthony Louis tallied a goal and an assist and Vinnie Hinostroza extended his poi

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-10-21 06:01:00

East Grand Rapids defense does it again, beats South Christian 13-7

EAST GRAND RAPIDS - East Grand Rapids hasn't given up much all season, and the Pioneers certainly weren't about to give away half of the OK Gold Conference championship Friday night. The Pioneers held off South Christian 13-7 in Week 9 action at Memorial Field, giving EGR the title outright. It is

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-21 02:12:19

Week in review

Football (3-5): Grand Rapids topped Duluth Denfeld, 27-7, in its final regular season game Wednesday. The Thunderhawks are a No. 3 seed in the Section 7 4A tournament and will host Denfeld in the section quarterfinals Tuesday. Cloquet is the No. 1 seed, North Branch No. 2, Hibbing No. 4 and Hermanto

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD-REVIEW - 2017-10-20 19:57:00

Six Thunderhawks earn All-Conference honors

The Grand Rapids Cross-Country teams traveled to the Hoyt Lakes Municipal Golf Course and competed in the Iron Range Conference Championships Tuesday. The weather was ideal with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s. In the first race of the day, senior Emma Stertz finished second overall to A

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD-REVIEW - 2017-10-20 19:54:00

Rapids swims past Virginia

Grand Rapids' Jordyn Colter swims her leg of the 200-yard medley relay during a meet against Virginia Tuesday. The Grand Rapids swimming and diving team defeated Virginia, 112-48, at the Robert J. Elkington Middle School pool in Grand Rapids Tuesday. The Thunderhawks had six different individuals wi

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD-REVIEW - 2017-10-20 19:53:00

Pilates in East opens second location in Ada Township

An East Grand Rapids Pilates studio is expanding its business with a new location in Ada Township. Pilates in East officially marked the grand opening of its second location, Pilates in Ada, with a party on Wednesday, Oct. 4, which doubled as a celebration for the studio's 10th anniversary. "I've al

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-20 18:00:00

How much it costs to buy a home in America's top 10 'hipster' neighborhoods

If you're looking for a home in a cool neighborhood, you may be in luck: It might be more affordable than you think. Real estate website Realtor.com, along with consumer-review site Yelp, conducted a survey to find the hottest "hipster" neighborhoods in the United States. It identifies the most in-d

CNBC - 2017-10-20 16:00:34

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital remembers its benefactress

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Long before the Grand Rapids children's hospital bore her first name, Helen DeVos created a holiday tradition of visiting the young patients at DeVos Children's Hospital. During those December visits, she read books. It was a natural way to connect for the former elementary scho

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-20 15:20:52

Grand Rapids 'very proud' of bid for Amazon headquarters

Grand Rapids used 108 pages to make its case to win Amazon's $5 billion corporate headquarters. The written proposal was shipped to the retail giant on Wednesday, a day ahead of the October 19 deadline for communities in North America seeking the economic development victory. Details of the proposal

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-20 11:04:42

Grocery store sees resurgence

(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) A year after a fire swept through a local fruit market, it is rising from the ashes. The Ken's Fruit Market at Plainfield Avenue, one of three market properties in the Grand Rapids area, was set ablaze September 2016. The fire caused more than $1 m


Man stabbed three times in Northwest Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A man was stabbed multiple times in a Northwest Grand Rapids apartment Thursday and police say they're looking for the stabber. The stabbing happened about 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in the upstairs apartment of a house in the 800 block of 10th Street NW. Police said some type o

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-20 01:26:34

The Latest: Helen DeVos services to be held Monday, Tuesday

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos, left, waves to fans while watching court side with his wife Helen during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Orlando, Fla. The family of Helen DeVos said the philanthropist from wes

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-10-19 23:06:00

'Not an accident:' Teen thought gun unloaded when he shot woman

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A judge disputed any notion that 16-year-old Cleo Nelson "accidentally" shot a young mother with an AK-47 he thought was unloaded. The victim, Kiara Carter, 18, who left a young daughter, was struck in the head and killed. "This is not an accident by any means," Kent County Circui

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-19 21:34:31

Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on select Grand Rapids area lakes

Schedule I lakes, which are more susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperatures, according to the DNR, will be opened and closed on a 48-hour notice posted at lake accesses, other public places, and the DNR website. Schedule II lakes, will open Nov. 3. Anticipated opening dates for Sch

OUTDOORNEWS.COM - 2017-10-19 19:11:46

How Helen DeVos' legacy lives on in Grand Rapids

Helen DeVos is being remembered for a lifetime of giving that changed the landscape of West Michigan, ranging from the striking blue glass tower of the children's hospital that bears her name to the DeVos Performance Hall. DeVos died Wednesday, Oct. 18 at her Ada home, surrounded by family. Over the

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-19 18:14:07

Evgeny Svechnikov more than ready for season debut with Griffins

GRAND RAPIDS - Evgeny Svechnikov will finally make his season debut this weekend, and the Grand Rapids Griffins could use him to solve early inconsistency issues. The second-year right winger has been out since injuring his neck during camp with the Detroit Red Wings. He was limited to two preseason

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-19 17:36:34

East Grand Rapids City Commission honors retiring zoning administrator

The East Grand Rapids City Commission on Monday, Oct. 16, honored retiring Zoning Administrator Tom Faasse for his 11 years of service to the city. Faasse started working for the city in November 2006 as a part-time community-service worker supervisor and remained in that role for two years until in

MLIVE.COM - 2017-10-19 17:00:00

Coffee Beer: Sumatra Mountain Brown By Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery Founders Brewing Company have a way with coffee beers-the brand's Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is highly sought after in the craft beer community, and Founders' new Sumatra Mountain Brown is a worthy addition to that lineage in this, the 20th anniversary year o

SPRUDGE.COM - 2017-10-19 14:00:15

Look who's fueling the hottest housing markets

Millennials apparently are buying homes -- despite the avocado toast. They're just buying in the less-expensive suburbs. And that's fueling a sales boom in the nation's lesser known hamlets, such as Wautauga, Texas, and Hilliard, Ohio, according to new research. "We're finding that the hottest marke


Betsy DeVos speech in Grand Rapids draws protesters who heckle attendees

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Protesters carrying anti-Betsy DeVos signs and shouting loudly heckled several people entering a downtown Grand Rapids event where she spoke Wednesday. About 30 protesters showed up outside DeVos Place prior to the national education secretary's speech at the Acton Institute's an


Grand Rapids officer hurt in struggle with person at Heartside Park

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A Grand Rapids police officer was taken to a hospital for potentially serious injuries after struggling with a person at Heartside Park. Grand Rapids police Capt. Geoff Collard said two officers were passing by Heartside Park, near downtown, about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 whe


City picks Indianapolis firm to lead 201 Market redevelopment proposal

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A city committee has selected an Indianapolis firm out of a pool of three finalists to move forward in negotiations with the city of Grand Rapids for the city's riverfront property at 201 Market Ave. Flaherty & Collins Properties was selected over REDICO of Southfield and Rockford


Bike trip bent on St. Louis

Nathan Bergstedt, of Grand Rapids, poses in St. Louis after biking there from Minnesota, for research to finish a novel. Submitted Bergstedt rides through farm country. About a year ago, Nathan Bergstedt was chatting with a friend about the backpacking trip his friend had just completed along the en


2017 Grand Rapids City Commission 3rd Ward candidate: Kent Boersema

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Kent Boersema is running for a Third Ward seat on the nonpartisan Grand Rapids City Commission. Voters will decide in the Nov. 7 general election if Boersema will unseat the incumbent commissioner, Senita Lenear, who is running to keep her seat. Seats on the commission come wit


Long-Awaited Log Home Show Returns to Michigan

Queensbury, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/18/2017 --Residents of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and its surrounding communities who are harboring the dream to build, renovate, or maintain a Log Home or Cabin are invited to speak with the industry's top log home and timber frame companies and builders a


Cameras played integral role - good and bad - in prosecutor's crash cover-up: report

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A police internal affairs report shows that cameras played an integral role -- good and bad -- in the November 2016 cover-up of an assistant prosecutor's wrong-way crash. The Grand Rapids Press/MLive Media obtained a copy Tuesday, Oct. 17 of the investigative report into the acti


Grand Rapids Week 9 football predictions: Which teams will win conference titles?

Who has earned a title and who still has a shot? Check out the breakdown below, along with predictions for Week 9 action. OK Red - West Ottawa has a share of the championship and can win it outright with a victory over Grandville. Grandville could earn a share with a win, and if that happens and Roc


Calvin men's soccer wraps up 2017 MIAA title with 6-0 win over Alma

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Calvin men's soccer team clinched its 11th consecutive MIAA regular season title with a 6-0 victory over Alma College (2-10-3, 2-7-2 MIAA) on Tuesday night. The Knights' win streak is the longest in MIAA men's soccer history. With the win, the Knights improve to 14-0-1 over


Tips for Traveling with a Disability or Illness

PHOTO: Working with a knowledgeable agent can pave the way for better accessibility travel. (photo via Pixabay/Lonely Taws) If you suffer from a chronic illness or have a disability, you may think that traveling isn't in your future. Not true! With a little planning and research, you can enjoy navig