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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.
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.
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.
[REVIEW] The San Chez Café on the corner of West Fulton Street and Commerce Avenue has breakfast and lunch options with exceptional service.
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.
Author and tech-savvy educator Abby Stokes will present “How to Safely Surf the Internet and Find Almost Anything.”
Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Welcome August with a refreshing pour from a local brewpub.
Families can enjoy a twilight picnic and interact with the local wildlife on August 14 at Blandford Nature Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deb Havens, running for State Senate District 28, wants people to believe once again that they can make a difference through political involvement.
Research-based, individualized attention helps kids build skills many of us take for granted.
Geometric ceramic vessels and colorful quilt installations. Fernand talks about Quilt Stories, site-responsive work, and her residency in Pentwater
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.
Submitted 07-29-2014 under NEWS
Acorn Studios has opened a creative space in Uptown that caters to a wide breadth of makers.
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.
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.
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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