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A Legacy of Playing Together

Submitted 08-28-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association and the Grand Rapids Public Museum host a free concert.

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In Season: August 29, 2015

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.

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Teens liven downtown with mini murals

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Teens from WMCAT partner with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to create murals on utility boxes downtown.

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Artists Creating Together to offer The Five Senses of Art Education Day During ArtPrize Seven

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

Artists Creating Together will host an Education Day at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market on October 5.

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Terra GR's Restaurant Week fundraiser sends 2,000 meals to neighbors in need

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

The farm-to-table restaurant supported Feeding America West Michigan during Restaurant Week.

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Spreading the Woosah: one print at a time

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.

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Rowing club aims to sustain community fitness through programs for juniors, adults

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.

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East Hills to celebrate new Cherry Park

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.

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Using green spaces to change the narrative

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.

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Local lawyer to focus on ever-changing business aspects of marijuana law

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.

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Restaurant Week Specials include Dinner AND a Show

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Two great options for discounted tickets to TIP$ the Musical on August 20-22

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ArtPrize to celebrate local neighborhoods in upcoming volunteer kick-off party

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.

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New soccer league encourages neighbors to have fun, build community

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS

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.

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Why we need to start talking honestly about the Downtown Market

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?

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In Season: August 14, 2015

Submitted 08-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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GRJazzFest returns to downtown Grand Rapids

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.

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Colorful, subtle, quirky: Arthur's Plaid Pants illustrator shares story of turning art into business

Submitted 08-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

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.

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Artists Creating Together partners with Creston Neighborhood Association in Art of Gardening class

Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

ACT's Art of Gardening class will end with a potluck dinner on September 8.

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Slows Bar-B-Q opens in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

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.

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Summer jazz series brings free music to Ah-Nab-Awen Park

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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