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First apples of season donated to Food Bank

Submitted 08-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

Riveridge Produce Marketing celebrates 25 years in business by donating its first Ginger Gold apples of the season.

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Pinky, Queen of Cakes, opens Bakery 73; takes on ArtPrize with edible entry

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Pinky, Queen of Cakes at Bakery 73 is bringing culinary to ArtPrize with her edible sculpture.

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Proper Soda hops across country; expands sales to Canada, Australia

Submitted 08-26-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In little over a year, independent startup Proper Soda has reached far beyond West Michigan. They're making inroads to markets on the west coast, across the Pacific and north of the border.

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Gaia staff hope to raise funds, keep doors open

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Gaia Cafe is closing its doors at the end of the month unless monies can be raised to change ownership to staff.

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GOSite Pop Up introductory site open to public

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

The GOSite pop up will continue to open its doors from Thursday through Saturday until September 13 in order to garner feedback from locals and visitors.

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Michigan startup debuts clothing line to support hunger relief

Submitted 08-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Aug. 25 to Sept. 7, Live Love Michigan will donate 50 percent of proceeds to Food Bank.

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City officials monitor growth trends, watch for indicators of gentrification

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids planning director Suzanne Schulz discusses how City officials work to ensure the growth of a diverse city population.

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Mario Alfaro: Helping youth in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mario Alfaro, Youth and Gang Specialist at Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, shares why he enjoys working with the Supporting Our Leaders program.

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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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Parklets get ready to pop up for BarFly patrons

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

BarFly Ventures is the first to inaugurate the parklet program in Downtown Grand Rapids, turning just five parking spots into seating for a total of 90 people.

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