Henry Zeman was a 35 year old writer for the Grand Rapids Press in 1954. He was assigned to cover the building of the Mackinac Bridge, connecting Michigan's two peninsulas. He took some amazing photos of the construction and opening, some recently discovered and seen in this photo essay for the…
Writer Paul Schrader of 'Taxi Driver' fame grew up in Grand Rapids, so for his second big Hollywood film, he laid some GR love down in the opening credits: a full two minutes of Christmastime in Grand Rapids circa 1978.
There are few things that will get you more nostalgic than thinking about a drive-in theater. While there are still a few in our region, like the Capri in Coldwater, there are too many lost to history.
It's every stereotype you were told about Michigan's regions since you were a kid. You know -- all they do in Grand Rapids is make furniture, everyone in Holland wears Dutch clothing and picks tulips, and Canada is home to evil scientists. (Wait. WHAT!!?)
A film student with a brand new camcorder captured nine minutes of life at a late night 7-Eleven. It will make you recall a simpler time before cell phones when we talked into rear view mirrors (?) and guzzled Slurpees.
The Speedrome occupied space at the old West Michigan Fairgrounds on the west side on North Park Street as early as 1903. It was located near the current intersection of North Park and West River, just northwest of Riverside Park and just south of Fifth/Third Ballpark.
As big of a pain in the butt the transition process as been to those of us who work in the former Huntington Bank building between Monroe and Ottawa downtown, it is a glorious thing to see these old structures return to their former glory.