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Arts In Motion Studio offers so much more than art

Arts In Motion Studio offers so much more than art

by Arts In Motion Studios NONPROFITS

Arts In Motion Studio offers creative arts classes of all kinds to students with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.

Color Run creates colorful memories

Color Run creates colorful memories

by Chelsea LaForge in collaboration with Jonathan Stoner

Over 10,000 runners and walkers participated in the colorful race through downtown.

After months of planning, The Color Run finally arrived in Grand Rapids on Sunday. Over 10,000 runners and walkers lined up to run the 5k (3.1 miles) which winded through downtown. This race, like other fun runs, was not meant to be a timed, competitive event. It's called "The Happiest 5k on the Planet" for a reason.

"Seeing how happy The Color Run has made all different kinds of people has been very rewarding," says creator Travis Snyder, who was in town for the race and travels to as many cities as he can.

Some city youth games cancelled tonight due to weather

Some city youth games cancelled tonight due to weather

From the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department for TUESDAY, July 17, 2012:

  • Youth baseball, youth softball and t-ball games are cancelled for tonight.
  • All other activities (including ADULT softball games) will still be held as scheduled.

GRPS Students Running in AAU National Junior Olympics

GRPS Students Running in AAU National Junior Olympics

Grand Rapids Public Schools’ students quickly made an impact at the AAU National Qualifier track meet held on July 5-8 in Ypsilanti, MI.

Leading the way for GRPS was Sam Beal, a student at Ottawa Hills High School (OHHS). Beal won both the 100 meter dash, with a time of 11.0 seconds, and the 200 meter dash, with a time of 22.4 seconds, in the 15-16 year-old division. Beal is also the anchor leg for the winning 4x100 meter relay team, which currently holds the fourth fastest time in the country for that age division. Also qualifying for the AAU National Junior Olympics for the 15-16 year-old group was relay teammate, Alize Simmons, who took 5th in the 100 meter dash.

Grand Rapids Native to play in US Senior Open Championship

Grand Rapids Native to play in US Senior Open Championship

Doug Snoap 53, son of Pat McComb and David Snoap, was born in Grand Rapids, graduated from Grandville High School, attended Davenport College and then went on to the University of Central Florida and since then has resided in Florida.

From the time Doug was 11 years old, he played golf, starting out at Lincoln Golf Course on Lake Michigan Dr. NW, near his family home.

He worked for IBM for several years, then took a year off from work to pursue his golf career but after failing to make the cut, went back to work, this time for the Hilton Hotel chain, his present employer.

Just recently Doug was notified that he was chosen as an alternate for the US Senior Open Championship to be played at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, MI, approximately 35 miles north of Detroit beginning Thursday July 12 through Sunday, July 15.

Color Run comes to Grand Rapids, benefits local charity

Color Run comes to Grand Rapids, benefits local charity

by Chelsea LaForge in LOCAL LIFE

The colorful 5k visits over 40 cities this year, making a stop in downtown Grand Rapids this August.

The Color Run will take place in downtown Grand Rapids on August 5. For the first time, Grand Rapidians will run the streets of downtown while getting doused with powdery color along the way. There's a different color at every kilometer and at the end of the race everyone is covered, head-to-toe, with yellow, green, blue, purple and pink.

Grand Rapids Catholic Central Announces New Head Varsity Football Coach

Grand Rapids Catholic Central Announces New  Head Varsity Football Coach

Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School is pleased to announce that James “Trip” Gallery has been hired as the school’s new head varsity football coach. The announcement follows the departure of CC head coach and athletic director Todd Kolster, who recently took a post at Jenison High School.

Gallery spent the past three years on the varsity football coaching staff at Catholic Central, which included the Division 4 state championship in 2010.

“Our football program is in excellent care under Trip,” Catholic Central principal Greg Deja said in a statement.  “He has a strong understanding of the mission and tradition of Catholic Central High School, and I have confidence he and our student-athletes will build upon them.”

Gallery was a four year letter winner in football and earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.  He later earned a Master’s degree in Education Leadership from Grand Valley State University.