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Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS
A building on the southwest side that sat vacant for 80 years after its previous life serving a paint manufacturer has been revived by a marketing and branding agency.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.
Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS
The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community
Submitted 05-06-2015 under OPINION
May 10, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of mass transportation in Grands Rapids. Carl Bajema brings the details and history to life in his second book to be published within the next year, "The History of Grand Rapids Street Cars."
Submitted 05-05-2015 under NONPROFITS
On May 10, Mother's Day, the Vintage Street Market opens for the season, featuring 60 vendors selling vintage furniture, clothing, kitchen goods and more.
Submitted 05-05-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
In early spring 2008, Brian and Erica VanEe were on a walk in their neighborhood and decided to get some friends together for a little pick up of the area and some fun together afterward. Now, the WestSide Community Cleanup has grown to a diverse event with over 300 participants.
Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS
Grand Rapids' letter carriers are asking the community to take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday.
Submitted 04-28-2015 under NEWS
Gettin' Fresh, a new food truck serving West Michigan, will be celebrating its grand opening with brunch service on May 3 at the White Flame Brewing Co. in Hudsonville, and will be a regular part of Movies in the Park downtown this summer.
Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS
Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will sell paintings and drawings at his home and studio April 24 and 25.
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