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Local First to celebrate abundance with over 40 vendors at Fork Fest

Eric Tank
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:32am

NEWS: Fork Fest is the culmination of Local First's East Local Challenge. A $30 ticket buys food samples from over 40 local beverage producers, growers and restauranteurs.

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100 millionth pound of food distributed through Mobile Pantry program

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:59am

NONPROFITS: The 16-year-old program has changed hunger relief in Michigan and across the country.

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What's on Tap: October 23-29

Caitlin Hoop
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:26am

NEWS: With fall in full swing in Grand Rapids, gather up some friends and head over to Grand Rapids Brewing Company and try the new stout on tap. Oatmeal Stout is also now available at Founder's Taproom.

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Scary good fun this weekend at the Grand Rapids Ballet

Grand Rapids Ballet
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:25pm

NONPROFITS: Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s production titled Halloween Spooktacular is a wonderful way to spend a weekend with the kids.


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Software developers win contest for innovative snow plow app

Eric Tank - 10/21

A team of local software engineers have won the grand prize for Code Michigan 2014 with their snow plow data tracking application. The award of $15,000 will help the project move forward, yet much work remains to be done.

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