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Vendor Spotlight: George Wietor

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Issue Press creates handprinted artist publications with clean, minimalist designs offering a collection of carefully curated artists. He talks about running an independent publishing house, favorite spots in Grand Rapids and what documentary you should be watching.


Video production camps focus on debunking myths about masculinity

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Community Media Center is offering animation and video production camps for students in August centered on the theme of masculine role models.


Habitat for Humanity, SiTE:LAB unite in Roosevelt Park

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

SiTE:LAB will be joining Habitat for Humanity of Kent County for new projects in the Roosevelt neighborhood in 2015. A cookout July 19 kicks off the partnership.


Experience French Culture at Arena District event at Downtown Market

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NEWS

The Arena District will be hosting a French Cultural Club where friends and family can come to try new foreign activities, food, French music and much more.


Heritage Hill Garden Tour highlights diverse neighborhood gardens

Submitted 07-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Heritage Hill Garden Tour showcased 11 stunning gardens including the historic Voigt House, with proceeds benefiting the Heritage Hill Association. At each site, the gardeners were on hand to talk to guests and answer their questions.


Vendor Spotlight: Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Functionality and classic, minimalist style come together in the form of handmade leather goods by Hides and Stitches. Dan and Tiffany Garbowitz talk working with high-quality material, managing a busy schedule, and local printmakers.


Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

GR Makers space is a 9,000 square foot workshop/lab on the West Side that fosters collaboration and ingenuity.


GoSite "Pop Up" to offer opportunity for public participation in design process

Submitted 07-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Visitors can view artist renderings, sample digital programs, win prizes, contribute ideas and learn more about the upcoming launch plans.


Catalyst Radio: The University Wits highlights local works, with "In A Single Bound" beginning Thurs.

Submitted 07-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The University Wits is a group of former Grand Valley State University theatre students who primarily focus on original works.


Railroad Earth breathes inspired life into Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-09-2014 under OPINION

By funneling Jerry Garcia's passion, Bob Dylan’s spoken word grizzle, Neil Young's clarity, and George Harrison’s innocence into his own songs, Railroad Earth frontman Todd Sheaffer earned his spot among the greatest rock'n'roll troubadours.