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Jason Isbell - "Traveling Alone"

Submitted 10-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell stopped in to WYCE to share a couple acoustic songs. This is one of those songs.

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Scary good fun this weekend at the Grand Rapids Ballet

Submitted 10-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s production titled Halloween Spooktacular is a wonderful way to spend a weekend with the kids.

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What's on Tap: October 23-29

Submitted 10-23-2014 under NEWS

With fall in full swing in Grand Rapids, gather up some friends and head over to Grand Rapids Brewing Company and try the new stout on tap. Oatmeal Stout is also now available at Founder's Taproom.

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Wholesale food hub makes local ingredients more accessible to restaurants

Submitted 10-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through FarmLink, Grand Rapids restaurants can showcase local food on their menus. FarmLink started three years ago with the goal of creating beneficial relationships between chefs and farmers.

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NPO Showcase: Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition

Submitted 10-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition serves as a voice for safer and more accessible bicycling of all kinds in our area.

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Free five week food justice class starts November 15

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Food Politics and the Food Justice Movement: Moving Forward, 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays Nov. 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE

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Lamp Light gears up for third annual music festival

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Lamplight Music Festival has expanded programming to include more workshops, over 40 artists and two additional house venues.

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Grand Rapids community printshop owner to speak at Free Radical

Submitted 10-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Free Radical Gallery will provide a space for dialogue about Grand Rapids art and the arts community.

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Software developers win contest for innovative snow plow app

Submitted 10-21-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A team of local software engineers have won the grand prize for Code Michigan 2014 with their snow plow data tracking application. The award of $15,000 will help the project move forward, yet much work remains to be done.

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Local First to celebrate abundance with over 40 vendors at Fork Fest

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Fork Fest is the culmination of Local First's East Local Challenge. A $30 ticket buys food samples from over 40 local beverage producers, growers and restauranteurs.

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Awards nominations being accepted for GRABB

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses will be presenting the first annual awards ceremony in recognition of Black businesses making an impact on the local community.

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100 millionth pound of food distributed through Mobile Pantry program

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

The 16-year-old program has changed hunger relief in Michigan and across the country.

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"House," ArtPrize Top 20 finalist, on display at Frederik Meijer Gardens until Jan. 4

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Osman Kahn's "House," an Artprize entry in the 3-D category and Top 20 finalist, will remain on display at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park until January 4, 2015.

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Talking about mental illness

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Raising awareness for mental illness starts in our community and our own homes

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Lead poisoning prevention as economic development

Submitted 10-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We must remain vigilant about preventing lead poisoning in our community's children. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - now, and in the future.

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What's on Tap: October 16-22

Submitted 10-17-2014 under NEWS

Enjoy more fall themed ales this week at local brewpubs. Raise money for Crash's Landing this Saturday at Founder's.

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Catalyst Radio: Lutheran Social Services working for families, children, seniors

Submitted 10-16-2014 under NEWS

LSSM operates with a vision to build communities of service, promoting human dignity and advocating for equality and justice.

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NPO Showcase: GVSU Master of Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership

Submitted 10-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Valley State University has created a new Master's degree in Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership

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Local brewing clubs join forces to raise awareness, camaraderie

Submitted 10-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This past weekend home brewers gathered in Midtown to brew beers focused on one secret ingredient. In six weeks a winning beer will be chosen for the public to enjoy at Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery.

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Dopapod album release tour to roll through The Stache

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

The Stache venue inside The Intersection hosts An Evening With Dopapod as the band prepares to release their new album, "Never Odd or Even."

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