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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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