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Proper Soda hops across country; expands sales to Canada, Australia

Submitted 08-26-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In little over a year, independent startup Proper Soda has reached far beyond West Michigan. They're making inroads to markets on the west coast, across the Pacific and north of the border.


Gaia staff hope to raise funds, keep doors open

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Gaia Cafe is closing its doors at the end of the month unless monies can be raised to change ownership to staff.


Diners take advantage of sweet, savory deals as Restaurant Week continues

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The fourth annual Restaurant Week is underway in Grand Rapids, offering gourmet delicacies for a fraction of the regular price.


French pastry-inspired beer to see limited release in local stores

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant and Propaganda Doughnuts teamed up to create a pastry inspired ale. A very limited release will hit the shelves tomorrow.


Local Double Up Food Bucks program first in country to go digital, reduce lost benefits

Submitted 08-12-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Fulton Street Farmers Market is part of a handful of markets participating in the Double Up Food Bucks push to transition from token payment method to electronic.


West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six local nonprofits will host a collaborative fundraising party from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 in advance of the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest


Donkey Taqueria serves affordable plates, needs some heat

Submitted 08-06-2014 under OPINION

The food at Donkey may have needed a bit of spice, but the open aired seating area provided a refreshing summer setting.


Saturday! National "Bike to Market" event at Southeast Area Farmers' Market

Submitted 08-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Bike to Market Saturday Aug. 9. Meet at Browning Claytor Health Centerto ride to the market. From 12-2 p.m., the market will feature free bike tune ups courtesy of The Spoke Folks, kids’ crafts and bike decorating DJ Deririck "Vito" Hollowell.


Art festival to return to Mangiamo lawn for third year

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NEWS

The third annual Big Bang Art Festival will be setting up its tents on the lawn of Mangiamo Italian Restaurant, the nineteenth century Wurzburg mansion on Lake Drive in East Hills.


Acorn Studios sprouts creative collaboration in cooperative space

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NEWS

Acorn Studios has opened a creative space in Uptown that caters to a wide breadth of makers.