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What's on Tap: July 24-July 30

Submitted 07-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

So many beers, so little time.

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6.25 Paper Studio crafts custom wedding invitations, greeting cards

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Abbey Fowler of 6.25 Paper Studio creates custom design pieces on Monroe Center. The shop offers crafting classes and hosts unique parties.

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Story Matters: Black Hills resident Kapriona Smith compares Grand Rapids to Detroit

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Kapriona Smith just moved to Grand Rapids this spring, and says the economy alone makes it a great place to live. She talks about what it's like to live in her current neighborhood of Black Hills.

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Story Matters: Diana Dixon compares Brooklyn life to new life in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Diana Dixon used to live in Brooklyn, New York. In this video she compares the two- and what it's like for her now when she goes back.

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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.

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What is a Clean Air Action Day?

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free Rides on Buses Are The Only Thing Good About Clean Air Action Days

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Movies in the Park to show The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

DGRI presents its fourth installment of Movies in the Park featuring the 70's cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Giant chess board engages public space in play

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has set up a giant chess board outside of the GRAM for public use.

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company boasts only certified organic beer in Michigan

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

More than a year after their opening, Grand Rapids Brewing Company maintains its title as the only certified organic brewery in Michigan and the Midwest.

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Story Matters: Megan Clawson shares what it's like to move to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Megan Clawson and her husband chose to move to Grand Rapids out of anywhere else in the state. She shares what she's noticed about joining a new community- including a noticeable pride in products made in Michigan.

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