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Grand Rapid's Heartside-Downtown

What's on Tap: July 31-August 6

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Welcome August with a refreshing pour from a local brewpub.


Treading water: living life with depression

Submitted 07-31-2014 under VOICES

The Fish Ladder has become a symbol for me of my family's struggle with depression. Depression can affect people differently, and the ways we fight against it vary as well- just like the fish fighting to get up the Fish Ladder.


Don't miss GRAM's "Michigan Modern" exhibition

Submitted 07-31-2014 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Art Museum's "Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America" exhibition is a fascinating glimpse into our state's cultural history.


Story Matters: Deb Havens sees politics as "resource choices"

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Deb Havens, running for State Senate District 28, wants people to believe once again that they can make a difference through political involvement.


Vendor Spotlight: Eliza Fernand

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Geometric ceramic vessels and colorful quilt installations. Fernand talks about Quilt Stories, site-responsive work, and her residency in Pentwater


Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35 offers office and conference space for a day, a month or a year- and members then have access to Bluescape, a new technology that makes real time global connectivity possible.


Diverse food cultures intersect at Downtown Market

Submitted 07-29-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown Market emphasizes cultural diversity as foundational to market infrastructure. From Thailand to Costa Rica, Downtown Market offers a variety of ethnic culinary dishes.


Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Gallery exhibitions at The Market on First Fridays make the indoor spaces just as intriguing as the outdoor activity.


Artists, brewery pair up for Monday mingle

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Brewing Company hosts an artist meet-up every Monday night to foster networking and collaboration.


Grand Rapids' Symphony invites younger patrons to last summer picnic performance

Submitted 07-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Symphony's final Music and Microbrews Picnic Pops of the summer features music from The Eagles.