It was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day, with summer in full bloom on a holiday weekend.
The City of Grand Rapids' effort for sustainable special events debuted with excellent weather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand, which made the grand move from its fall dates.
The performance is at 7 p.m. EST, with tickets still available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place convention center box offices; Ticketmaster outlets and online; or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
The platinum-selling music artist and "X Factor" judge just released her fifth studio album, "Demi," featuring the single "Neon Lights." "Demi" also includes the double platinum-certified single, "Heart Attack."
This past week, WZZM 13 aired a story that looked at panhandlers in and around the city of Grand Rapids. In the report, they found that a lot of the panhandlers were lying about being homeless as well as lying about being veterans.
My wife and I have been in GR for only a short time, but have wanted to live here for quite a while. One of the things that attracted us to the city was the forward-thinking attitude and entrepreneurial spirit of the people here...
Ever wonder how a jury reaches a decision in a murder trial? What if the evidence presented in the courtroom was so overwhelming, only one vote was needed to convict the accused? But what if one juror had a lingering doubt that wouldn't go away?
This isn't good ... new research is suggesting that your kids may be more susceptible to smoking and drinking the more he or she logs onto social networking sites, like Facebook.
Apparently, the more your teen sees pictures of other friends, family members or celebrities smoking, drinking or using drugs -- the more likely he or she is to start thinking that it's okay to do the same thing. Yikes!
Two special events are happening today in West Michigan to honor local soldiers who have volunteered to train and protect our country from danger. The first is a funeral for U.S. Army Corporal Joseph A. Dreumel of Jenison. The 32-year old soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan earlier this month. His funeral begins at noon at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Grand Rapids. Flags are at half staff today in his honor.
Meanwhile, 1436th Army National Guard Engineering Company is returning to Montague after serving in Iraq. Currently, the soldiers are celebrating with family and friends at the Montague High School football stadium.
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