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Eastown to host annual Bizarre Bazaar this Saturday

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Eastown will celebrate local art and businesses at their annual Bizarre Bazaar event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday on Wealthy Street.


Can I help you?

Submitted 06-24-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Anthony Martin recounts his experience of racial prejudice in his own neighborhood of 17 years and offers some simple advice to passersby.


What's on Tap: June 19-22

Submitted 06-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Looking for a place to celebrate the Solstice? Don't forget to see what's going on at your local breweries!


Neighborhood butcher shop to open in Eastown

Submitted 06-10-2014 under NEWS

Brothers Aidan and Evan are bringing local flavor to Eastown with their soon to be opened meat market featuring Michigan products.


Eastown first among four districts to host shop hops

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

Uptown businesses organize to host shop hops at four different districts during the month of June.


Building place, one person at a time

Submitted 05-13-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Building place doesn't need to start with a dollar.


Eastown Community Association to share music, food, community at Picnic in the Park event

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

An annual event for Eastown residents, business owners and supporters, the day is set aside for the community to work together to beautify an Eastown park and to celebrate community.


Eastown native opens local vintage boutique in childhood neighborhood

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NEWS

A mother and daughter duo nestle a vintage shop into Eastown. Flashlight Alley mixes retro furniture, clothing, antiques and home decor in a space next to Yesterdog.


Intentional living in the context of your neighborhood

Submitted 04-29-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Courtney Myers-Keaton, Eastown resident and community association volunteer shares what it means to be part of a neighborhood.


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.