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Submitted 10-31-2014 under NONPROFITS
A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.
Submitted 10-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Local First hosted the 4th Annual Fork Fest, spotlighting fall flavors from over 40 West Michigan vendors, farms and restaurants.
Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS
It's that time of year for fund drives all across the state. Local radio WYCE will begin its campaign on Halloween and run for a week.
Local grass roots organization Avenue for the Arts has created a campaign to raise funds for a permanent space along the Division Avenue corridor.
Take the kids trick-or-treating in Eastown where local participating businesses will be handing out candy.
Slows Bar B Q will be expanding for the first time outside of Detroit to occupy the Downtown Market.
For more than 15 years, the Contemporary Writers Series has been bringing notable authors to Grand Rapids.
Submitted 10-28-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
Walkability moves beyond mere accessibility to pathways leading from point A to point B. Many factors that take into account the experience of traversing to a destination have to be accounted for. In other words, while the destination is the end goal it's the journey that makes it worthwhile.
Grand Rapids Public Museum offers glimpses of a sunken slave ship taken by pirates in the 1700s, with its current exhibit Real Pirates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS
Lamplight Music Festival has expanded programming to include more workshops, over 40 artists and two additional house venues.
Submitted 10-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
Free Radical Gallery will provide a space for dialogue about Grand Rapids art and the arts community.
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.
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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