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Submitted 08-28-2015 under NEWS
The Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association and the Grand Rapids Public Museum host a free concert.
Submitted 08-28-2015 under NONPROFITS
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS
Teens from WMCAT partner with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to create murals on utility boxes downtown.
Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS
Artists Creating Together will host an Education Day at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market on October 5.
The farm-to-table restaurant supported Feeding America West Michigan during Restaurant Week.
Submitted 08-25-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Erica Lang, artist and founder of Woosah Apparel and Print Shop talks about the development of her art, business and new shop space on Division Avenue.
Submitted 08-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
The Grand Rapids Rowing Association’s assortment of courses gives people of all skill levels a means to improve physical and mental strength through rowing.
Submitted 08-25-2015 under NEWS
Cherry Park has a new splash plaza, community space, stage area and a redesigned layout to increase recreation and neighbor interactions.
Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
Public parks can help us create better communities and disrupt stereotypes when we adopt a mindset of connected collectivism.
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.
Submitted 08-18-2015 under NONPROFITS
Two great options for discounted tickets to TIP$ the Musical on August 20-22
Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS
ArtPrize, in its seventh year, added its seventh neighborhood. This prompted a focus on the seven Grand Rapids neighborhoods and their unique histories at this year's volunteer event.
The GR Champions League has started its first year and the response from people who want to play on neighborhood teams has been more than organizers had even hoped for.
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?
Submitted 08-14-2015 under NONPROFITS
Submitted 08-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
GRandJazzFest is returning to Rosa Parks Circle on August 15 and 16 for West Michigan's only free weekend-long jazz festival.
Jen Husted-Goss, owner and illustrator of Arthur's Plaid Pants, gets inspiration for her work from the '80s and pop culture, and stays local by working with Michigan made paper and a Grand Rapids printing company.
Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS
ACT's Art of Gardening class will end with a potluck dinner on September 8.
Slows Bar-B-Q, the nationally renowned barbecue joint based in Detroit, officially opened Slows Grand Rapids (SlowsGR) on August 6 in the Downtown Market. SlowsGR is a family- or market-style dining experience with no reservations.
Submitted 08-12-2015 under OPINION
The sixth performance of this summer's Jazz in the Park series featured the Steve Sandner Quintet. Two more free Monday night events round out the series yet this summer.
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