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With designs in the works, river restoration to move toward launch

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

The designs for the Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids, headed by the city and Grand Rapids Whitewater, are halfway complete. Grand Rapids aims to transform into a riverfront metropolis once the project reaches completion within the next decade.


Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

After a change in management, Propaganda Doughnuts aims to create an inviting space while continuing its dedication to serving quality doughnuts to the Heartside and Grand Rapids communities.


Take a fresh look at Uptown

Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking through the Uptown business districts allows neighbors to see how much Eastown and its surrounding areas have changed and enjoy all that they have to offer.


New data reveals number of homeless up; unsheltered down

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness works with the "housing first" model to quickly end unsheltered homelessness.


GoSite helps welcome military veterans home with unique networking experience

Submitted 06-23-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

West Michigan Veterans Coalition and the Veterans Employment Working Group from TALENT 2025 have come together to facilitate communication.


Strangers to connect at free event designed to create empowered black community

Submitted 06-23-2015 under NEWS

On Monday, June 29, a Community Conversation's purpose is to educate the citizens of Grand Rapids and surrounding communities on how to create wealth and maintain it.


New food co-op forming in Grand Rapids

Submitted 06-16-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Local community organizers seek to bring a centrally located food co-op store that is accessible to all of Grand Rapids.


With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

How volunteers, food donors and hunger-relief agencies help Feeding America West Michigan solve hunger.


Food Bank luncheon raises $59,000 for hunger relief

Submitted 06-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

With help from WZZM 13's Catherine Behrendt, Feeding America West Michigan's event funded a quarter million meals.


Community yoga class raises funds for Nepal, funds matched by Lululemon

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NEWS

Lululemon Athletica’s Grand Rapids store and AM Yoga partner to raise humanitarian aid for Nepal with community yoga class; all donations matched by the high end apparel company up to $50,000.