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Pat Metheny, Bruce Hornsby hypnotize Meijer Gardens crowd

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

With a heady mix of songwriting, techinical skills, jazz improvisation and a 42-stringed guitar, Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby deliver an ethereal performance at Frederick Meijer Gardens.

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Beer tasting class to bring enthusiasts from tasting to fully experiencing beer

Submitted 08-01-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Ben Darcie, area renowned beer geek, talks about his journey from homebrewer to beer educator- and how he'll guide participants into that journey with him over the course of nine weeks.

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NPO Showcase: Kent County Senior Millage

Submitted 08-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, August 5, voters will be asked to renew the Kent County Senior Millage, which provides services that help seniors live independently.

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San Chez Café offers unique Spanish inspired dishes, inviting atmosphere

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

[REVIEW] The San Chez Café on the corner of West Fulton Street and Commerce Avenue has breakfast and lunch options with exceptional service.

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Cooking Demos Increase Healthy Food Sales at YMCA Veggie Van and Urban Grocery Stores

Submitted 07-31-2014 under NONPROFITS

Michigan Harvest of the Month Showcases do more than provide education about how to select, store, prepare, and preserve fresh fruits and vegetables. They also help to generate a crowd and create a thriving community around healthy food.

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Internet seminar to assist senior adults in safe internet usage

Submitted 07-31-2014 under NONPROFITS

Author and tech-savvy educator Abby Stokes will present “How to Safely Surf the Internet and Find Almost Anything.”

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What's on Tap: July 31-August 6

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Welcome August with a refreshing pour from a local brewpub.

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Blandford Nature Center debuts new family event

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Families can enjoy a twilight picnic and interact with the local wildlife on August 14 at Blandford Nature Center.

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Treading water: living life with depression

Submitted 07-31-2014 under VOICES

The Fish Ladder has become a symbol for me of my family's struggle with depression. Depression can affect people differently, and the ways we fight against it vary as well- just like the fish fighting to get up the Fish Ladder.

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Don't miss GRAM's "Michigan Modern" exhibition

Submitted 07-31-2014 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Art Museum's "Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America" exhibition is a fascinating glimpse into our state's cultural history.

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MartiniMoth showcases tales of unusual jobs

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Every month the SpeakEZ Lounge hosts a MartiniMoth encouraging people to share their personal stories. This month a first and second place winner were announced.

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Ziggy Marley - "Love is My Religion"

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one take, on 88.1 WYCE. This video series is produced by GRTV in collaboration with WYCE and The Rapidian in order to capture and archive these rare moments.

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Story Matters: Deb Havens sees politics as "resource choices"

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Deb Havens, running for State Senate District 28, wants people to believe once again that they can make a difference through political involvement.

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"Therapy and Fun" program improves literacy through play

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Research-based, individualized attention helps kids build skills many of us take for granted.

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Vendor Spotlight: Eliza Fernand

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Geometric ceramic vessels and colorful quilt installations. Fernand talks about Quilt Stories, site-responsive work, and her residency in Pentwater

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Hard cider industry expanding in West Michigan

Submitted 07-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Local ciderists like The Peoples Cider Company, Sietsema Orchards, Vander Mill Ciders and Virtue Cider are all part of the growing craft cider industry.

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Acorn Studios sprouts creative collaboration in cooperative space

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NEWS

Acorn Studios has opened a creative space in Uptown that caters to a wide breadth of makers.

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Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35 offers office and conference space for a day, a month or a year- and members then have access to Bluescape, a new technology that makes real time global connectivity possible.

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Diverse food cultures intersect at Downtown Market

Submitted 07-29-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown Market emphasizes cultural diversity as foundational to market infrastructure. From Thailand to Costa Rica, Downtown Market offers a variety of ethnic culinary dishes.

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Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"

Submitted 07-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Gallery exhibitions at The Market on First Fridays make the indoor spaces just as intriguing as the outdoor activity.

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