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Habitat for Humanity of Kent County announces $20+ million Plaza Roosevelt Redevelopment Project

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

We're partnering with community organizations and neighborhood residents to create Plaza Roosevelt, which aims to enhance the physical, service and social environments of the neighborhood.

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Terra GR's Restaurant Week fundraiser sends 2,000 meals to neighbors in need

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

The farm-to-table restaurant supported Feeding America West Michigan during Restaurant Week.

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Local lawyer to focus on ever-changing business aspects of marijuana law

Submitted 08-24-2015 under NEWS

In response to confusion regarding fluctuating marijuana laws in Michigan and around the country, attorney Robert Hendricks plans on launching a law practice dedicated to providing legal counsel for future marijuana business ventures.

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Why we need to start talking honestly about the Downtown Market

Submitted 08-18-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Has the Downtown Market lived up to community expectations? Which expectations are being met- and which do we need to talk about honestly and get to work to improve for the better of everyone in our local food economy?

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Terra GR teams up with Food Bank to fight hunger during Restaurant Week

Submitted 08-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Eastown's farm-to-table restaurant is offering diners a chance to sample West Michigan's best locally sourced food while sending meals to their neighbors in need.

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Prices on locally grown organic food reveal hard truth

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

Is “organic” just a euphemism for “You’re being gouged?” For organic farmers here in Grand Rapids, the answer is a resounding “No.”

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Candidates answer citizen questions on economy, talent retention, Airbnb, transportation

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

With just four days before local citizens vote for their choice in the next mayor, we have candidates answering questions from local citizens.

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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly bikes can be used all over Grand Rapids and parked at any bike rack since the entire transaction is through the Spokefly app.

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We need to stop talking about inner beauty and start teaching our girls to take action

Submitted 07-28-2015 under OPINION

A conversation about beauty - inner or outer - is a conversation about how to make yourself pleasing to others. And that’s not where we need to focus our attention.

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market, run by Our Kitchen Table, sells locally-cultivated produce and goods in the southeast community of Grand Rapids. It aims to foster social justice, with the market as just one area in which that mission is lived out.

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