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Eastown

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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