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Have you considered growing your own healthy food?

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is currently recruiting residents of the Baxter, SECA/Southtown, Eastown and Garfield Park neighborhoods who would like to grow their own healthy food.


Poetry and Pints reading series proves written word not dead

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Poetry and Pints is a monthly poetry reading series located at Harmony Brewing Company, featuring poetry about everything from Nancy Drew to divorce to professional wrestling.


The rewards of serving one's neighborhood

Submitted 02-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

ECA board member Heather Colletto reflects on the responsibilities and benefits of neighborhood involvement, including realizing the impact of a community association when a gas station was proposed for a busy Eastown corner.


Temporary ice rinks to open in Wilcox, Cherry Parks

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is bringing back ice rinks for the winter season to two Uptown city parks for the second year in a row.


5th Annual WinterWest returns to GR's West Side with Crazy Cardboard Sled Race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Popular event on Grand Rapids’ West Side returns with an exciting twist


OKT responds to urban food growing debate in Muskegon

Submitted 01-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Recently, MLive reported that Muskegon city commissioners are discussing regulating urban food growers. Here is OKT's response.


GR Bagel welcomes community into new storefront

Submitted 12-30-2014 under NEWS

Owners Rene Pascal Kalter and Lisa Barhydt open their bagel shop storefront at the previous home of the Uptown Kitchen in Eastown.


Dominican Center programming offers ways to simplify complexities of life

Submitted 12-17-2014 under OPINION

Life as we know it is changing rapidly and dramatically. In the relentless busyness of modern life, we have lost the rhythm between stillness and activity.


Winter concert to feature area folk musicians

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

A house concert this Sunday will work to connect friends and strangers, and offer respite from winter doldrums.


Why Place Matters

Submitted 12-02-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

ECA board member Chris Cork shares why he relocated to Grand Rapids a decade ago and how the walkablilty ethos was the driving argument in the denial of proposed gas station at Fulton and Carlton.