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2011-06-04 00:00:03

City 'feels the love' from around the world as single-take lipdub video goes viral. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 The Grand Rapids LipDub, a video created to promote Grand Rapids in response to recent negative publicity, hit the million-view mark on YouTube early Tuesday morning, less than five days after its release on May 26, and has now climbed past 1.3 million views. "With over a million YouTube views over the weekend, worldwide media coverage, and links and posts popping up in...

2010-12-30 07:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its on-going commitment to support the communities where it does business, supercenter chain Meijer has announced it will donate 35 reconditioned semi-tractors to local food banks, academic organizations and law enforcement throughout the Midwest. The announcement was made today by Rick Keyes, executive vice president of supply chain operations and manufacturing for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. (Photo:...

2010-12-03 13:30:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Grand Rapids' most historic neighborhoods - the East Hills area - will be undergoing a "smart" makeover next year that will encourage energy efficiency and sustainability, as well as savings for Consumers Energy electric customers. Consumers Energy, the Michigan Public Service Commission, the City of Grand Rapids and other project collaborators today announced the launch of the utility's innovative SmartStreet program at the Inner...

2010-11-11 11:30:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --The Grand Rapids Jaycees are pleased to announce WLAV personality Kevin Matthews, a fixture on morning radio and Art Van Furniture Executive David Van Elslander will lead the newly invigorated holiday parade through the streets of downtown Grand Rapids as Co-Grand Marshals of the 2010 Art Van Santa Parade presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees on Saturday, November 20th. The Santa Parade has signaled the beginning of the holiday season...

2010-11-01 10:49:00

Burton Elementary and Middle School Receives Richard Riley Award for Schools as Centers of Community GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) in partnership with KnowledgeWorks has awarded the sixth annual Richard Riley Award to Burton Elementary and Middle School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Richard Riley Award promotes the idea of schools as centers of community and honors excellence in schools that open their doors to...

2010-09-23 05:19:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Surefil, a contract manufacturer of liquid-fill products for the personal care, home care, oral care, medical industries, and energy drinks, emerged from Chapter 11 protection with Federal Court approval on September 15, 2010. The company was able to attract ABACO Partners, LLC a Michigan based company lead by the former Chief Executive Officer of Universal Forest Products, Bill Currie, to purchase the company. Surefil's top management and all...

2010-09-22 09:01:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced that it will be the official technology sponsor for ArtPrize, the world's largest art competition open to any artist who can find space in Grand Rapids. The citywide exhibit, which is open to the public and free of charge, begins September 22 and ends on October 10, with members of the public selecting the winning art through online voting. Using Comcast's new High-Speed 2go mobile Internet technology, Comcast will...

2010-09-14 11:19:00

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities and individuals from across the state were honored today at the 2010 Michigan Downtown Conference awards luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Bay City, Michigan. The awards recognized excellence in downtown revitalization over the past year and celebrated the successful projects and people making Michigan's downtowns vibrant and attractive places to live, work and play. "Every year, the Michigan Downtown Conference...

2010-08-31 09:30:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,700 artists from 21 countries and 44 states are heading to Grand Rapids, Mich. to compete for the world's largest prize for art. A 19-day event, ArtPrize will take over the city from Sept. 22 through Oct. 10 and will allow the public to decide the top-10 winners of $449,000 in prizes, including the top prize of $250,000. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100831/DE57333 ) (Photo:...

2010-07-23 08:18:00

DETROIT, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based Health Plan of Michigan (HPM) has recognized 19 Michigan health care providers for their outstanding quality and service. The 19 Michigan health care providers were identified as the top primary care offices through a rigorous selection process that was based on Health Plan of Michigan's 2009 quality incentive plan. "We wanted to show our gratitude to our highest ranking health care providers for their excellence in quality and service," said...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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