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Meet civic investor Rick Beerhorst: Investing in the city as muse

Submitted 04-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rick Beerhorst talks about what Grand Rapids means to him and why he has chosen to invest in his community. After finishing grad school in the late '80s, Beerhorst moved back to his native Grand Rapids and began to see the city with new eyes.


Pitbulls: "Beyond the Myth" Film Fundraiser

Submitted 03-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Keiffer & Friends Pit Bull Rescue Presents "Beyond the Myth" Film Fundraiser to help raise awareness about this loving breed that more times then not is put down.


DIT art organizations improve harmonious missions through closer cooperation

Submitted 03-11-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Two local DIY entities are working collaborativley to secure a new location for the DAAC, restructure the model for sustainability and bring the popular art venue to life again.


Wealthy Street Station staying put, looking to expand

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

Wealthy Street Station is by no means closing its doors. Just the opposite: new proprietor Joe Welniak has big ideas for the popular East Hills burger joint.


Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.


Terra GR donates 488 meals through Cool Brews, Hot Eats

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

The donation will send food to people in need in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.


Terra GR encourages patrons to eat, drink, aid hungry families

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

During Cool Brews. Hot Eats., Feb. 17 to March 2, diners can enjoy a meal at Terra GR while sending food to local families in need.


Our Kitchen Table to celebrate continued funding

Submitted 02-04-2014 under NEWS

Our Kitchen Table celebrates their recent $300,000 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant with an open house.


Winter weekend full of fun in local parks

Submitted 02-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

A series of unique winter events brought the community together over the weekend.


Access to gardens, farmers markets in low income areas to increase

Submitted 01-30-2014 under NEWS

Our Kitchen Table was recently awarded a $300,000 grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to encourage healthy eating and seed-to-table programs in southeast neighborhoods.