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Tuesday Night Swing Dancing To Move Out Of Rosa Parks Circle

Tuesday nights in downtown Grand Rapids have been alive with the sounds of swing music and young people in colorful outfits for the last few years, but soon, that will all be changing. The successful swing dancing night has become a victim of its own success in a way, and has simply outgrown Rosa Parks Circle. 

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(Photo from flickr user mollystevens)
(Photo from flickr user mollystevens)
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Top 5 Places For A First Date In West Michigan

Dating can be hard. So, why should picking the place to go for your first date be difficult? You don't want to go somewhere too loud, or too boring, or where the food or service aren't good. The first date is what determines whether or not there is a second date, or a third, so you have to do it right.

I've taken it upon myself (not that I'm any "dating expert" or anything) to compile a list of some great ways to spend a first date in West Michigan.

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Rosa Parks Circle Ice Skating To End On March 3rd

You only have a few more days to enjoy ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids. The city announced today that they will be closing down the skating rink on Sunday, March 3rd.

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How The Ice Stays Frozen At Rosa Parks Circle

Look outside. The weather is frightful today. It's only going to get worse tomorrow. Almost 60 and thunderstorms. Makes you wonder about things like "How does the ice at Rosa Parks Circle stay frozen?" Well, say no more, I have the answer for you.

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flickr, stevendepolo
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Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink Will Likely Close Right After It Opens Due To Weather

The Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink is set to open Friday, November 30th in correspondence with the Grand Rapids Art Museum's Tree Lighting Ceremony, but it won't remain open for long. The high on Friday may only be in the 40s, but with temperatures expected to raise to around 60 this weekend, the rink will likely not be open for real until early next week.

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flickr, stevendepolo
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Rosa Parks Circle Ice Skating To Start November 30th

A fun-filled evening for the family is planned for November 30th to kick off the holiday season in Rosa Parks Circle. A few of downtown's most popular holiday events (the GRAM Tree Lighting, the opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink, and the free horse-drawn carriage rides) will be combined to make it into an event to truly kick off the holiday season in Grand Rapids.

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Strawberry Shortcake Fest For Kids!

Who doesn't love Strawberry Shortcake? I know I love it, a little too much if you ask me. So that is bad news for me as the 2012 Strawberry Shortcake Fest For Kids is coming Downtown, Thursday June 21st, at Rosa Parks Circle...

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Rosa Parks Circle Ice Skating Closed For The Season

City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss announced on her Facebook page Friday night that ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle has ended for the season.

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“Before The Skates” at Rosa Parks Circle

I've said many times before that lifelong Grand Rapidians don't know what a great city they have.  From the philanthropy that built the arena, convention center and a lot of the Medical Mile, to the savvy business owners who continue to invest in downtown, GR has a vibe that few cities (smaller or bigger) can match...

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David Joyce, Flickr
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Tree Lighting And Ice Skating In Grand Rapids On Friday

No turning back now.  Christmas is coming and Friday's celebration in downtown Grand Rapids serves as a small reminder that our shopping days are slowly ticking away.

This Friday, the Grand Rapids Art Museum will hold their tree lighting ceremony, followed by the opening of ice skating at Rosa Parks circle, then the launch of a downtown Christmas decorating competition.

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4th of July Shooting Caught On Tape [Video]

The shooting that occurred in downtown Grand Rapids after the fireworks on Monday night was caught on tape!

A man named Tom Daly shot the video using his cell phone and then posted it on  YouTube.  The fight started in the parking lot across from Rosa Parks  Circle after the fireworks Monday night.

Police say after a few minutes someone fired a gun several times.   William Brown, 19, and Deron Rodriguez, 20, were watching the fight.   Both were shot in the leg.

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Sabrina Serves Strawberry Shortcake At Rosa Parks Circle!

Roll up your sleeves, strap on a big bib and dig into a fresh slice-o-strawberry shortcake!!

Today is the annual Kiwanis of Grand Rapids North Strawberry Shortcake Fest for Kids downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle from 11a.m. to 2p.m.!
Come with $5 and leave with a bowl full of berries, ice cream, shortcake and whipped cream!

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