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Culture

We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.

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In Season: July 25, 2015

Submitted 07-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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Local author publishes first novel focusing on good, bad in everyone

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Adam Schuitema's "Haymaker" dives into the life of two groups of vastly different people and shows that everyone, even characters in books, have flaws.

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Craft House creates place for opportunity, community, conversations about art

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Craft House, a part of the Avenue for the Arts, is a collaborative exhibition space founded in 2012 that aims to encourage community and provide artists with opportunity and experience.

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Disc golf popularity continues to grow in Grand Rapids community

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As the sport using discs- or frisbees- continues to bring more players into its fold, the community in Grand Rapids encourages those interested to pick up a disc, come out and play.

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Artist Jeff Kraus explores ambiguity, symbolism in large scale paintings

Submitted 07-22-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Jeff Kraus explains why he paints in the abstract and the meaning behind his work, living in Grand Rapids and balancing making art while touring full time with his band.

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market, run by Our Kitchen Table, sells locally-cultivated produce and goods in the southeast community of Grand Rapids. It aims to foster social justice, with the market as just one area in which that mission is lived out.

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Bliss and Vinegar offers fast, fresh food to Forest Hills

Submitted 07-21-2015 under OPINION

[Review] The healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing on time opened just months ago and focuses on quality, fresh and healthy options.

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Past the gallery doors: Alternative spaces to find art

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Aside from traditional art galleries or your local coffee shop, there are numerous venues to discover new and exciting artists.

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Neil Simon's Classic Comedy "Barefoot in the Park" Presented by Local Theatre Company University Wits

Submitted 07-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Barefoot in the Park tells the timeless story of young love, family, neighbors, and how they all get along - or sometimes don’t. A straight-arrow husband and a free spirited wife learn a lot about each other and a lot about life in their first week of marriage. These newlyweds are in for a wild ride

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