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Posts from December 2015

If you're a beer lover visiting Grand Rapids with your young family, you're in luck! The region offers a host of kid-friendly brewery options. Here are some of our favorites: FOUNDERS BREWING CO. 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids MI A darling of the Grand Rapids craft beer scene, Founders is a trend-setter when it comes to local and national beer. And if you visit with kids, you're going to love the laid-back atmosphere of the spacious tap room and outdoor patio. The deli serves up tasty sandwiches for grownups while kids go for the french bread pizza and chips and guacamole. Founders is a popular place, well-equipped for crowds with knowledgeable and friendly servers. You'll want to save a Founder's Brewery Tour for your next visit, though -  tours are for those 21+.... Read More ›
Once winter arrives in West Michigan and fields get blanketed with snow, shooting sports enthusiasts turn to area clubs for fun and camaraderie.  Regardless of their shooting preference, trap, skeet and sporting clays or dressing up like a cowboy for a Wild-West experience, most say winter target shooting is a great way to beat cabin fever.... Read More ›
Grand Rapids is proud to sing, “we are family” with sister city Perugia, Italy. The “Cittă Gemelle” relationship established in 1993, made Perugia the third of Grand Rapids’ five sister cities. Dwight Eisenhower founded Sister Cites International in 1956 after World War II as a way to increase bonds between people in cities around the world. Sister city relationships are cooperative relationships through which cultural, educational, business, and technical exchanges take place. When cities are looking for a sister city, they typically look for commonalities. “When Grand Rapids initiated the Sister City program locally, their goal was to say ‘welcome’ to the world, come visit us, work and play with us and share in both the goodwill and economic vitality of a globally centered city and region,” said Leonardo Tombelli, chair of the Perugia committee who has been involved with the program for 19 years.  ... Read More ›