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Local restaurants showcase Uptown pride with inaugural Taste of Uptown

Submitted 09-25-2014 under NEWS

From September 24-October 5 people can taste their way through Uptown with various dishes from participating local restaurants.

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"Bike the Foodscape" with OKT Saturday

Submitted 09-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

“Bike the Foodscape” 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27 at G R Ford Academic Center. 2-mile bike tour with stops at ten educational destinations

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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses sets precedent for minority neighborhood revitalization

Submitted 09-23-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jamiel Robinson is on a mission: by fostering dialog and raising awareness he hopes to elevate the black business community to viable and sustainable heights.

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Michigan themed t-shirt company to open retail shop in Eastown

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

A popular Michigan inspired t-shirt graphic design company, The Mitten State has set its sights on the Phoenix building in Eastown. The retail shop will be the company's first brick and mortar retail outlet.

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Annual Eastown Streetfair to kick off Saturday

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Celebrate Summer, welcome fall and experience Eastown at the 41st annual Streetfair on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.

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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.

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Eastown block party brings back memories for neighbor

Submitted 08-12-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Eastown Community Association board president Chad Systma reminisces about block parties past and indulges in the present.

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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.

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Harmony's head brewer excited for expansion, new challenges on West Side

Submitted 08-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Benjamin Isbell, head brewer at Harmony Brewing, talks about the new opportunities to experiment with beer and expand their tap selections in the former Little Mexico.

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