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Submitted 03-07-2014 under NEWS
A 3-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant is funding a Community Media Center project to bring media tools and training to Grand Rapids neighborhoods.
Submitted 03-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Osta's Lebanese Cuisine has remained a staple in Middle Eastern food in the Grand Rapids region since opening in 1993 and has grown as a family in the community.
Founders Brewing Company has teamed up with smart phone app developers Fusionary to create an app that allows users to find and read about beers on the go.
Check out what fresh new brews your favorite pubs are tapping this week.
The Soil and the Sun recently finished laying down tracks in Chicago for their third album and discussed the new record's guests, sounds and themes.
Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS
Students at Harrison Park learn about journalism through after an school program, the Media Team.
Submitted 03-05-2014 under NONPROFITS
Learn about the pioneering female attorneys in Grand Rapids who were among the first to venture into the male-dominated legal profession in a presentation March 13 by GVSU professor Ruth Stevens.
Submitted 03-05-2014 under OPINION
"The Rocket" is a story of youth, culture, tradition, and community in Laos, featuring confident performances and brilliant wilderness settings.
Find the transitional places in your spiritual and physical life; step through and move on in peace. Both Level I and Level II of the Walstrom series are available beginning in March.
Submitted 03-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
Mocha Moms of Greater Grand Rapids is a support group for mothers of color- and others- that have chosen to not work full-time in order to devote more time to their families.
Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS
Midtown will host a quintessential placemaking project based on the little free library model.
On Thursday, March 6, The Michigan Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting to discuss the future of key highways in Kent County over the next 20 years.
Submitted 03-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
With the emerging enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act, the main branch of the Grand Rapids Public library is partnering with Cherry Street Health Services to answer questions and help people enroll for health care coverage.
Wealthy Street Station is by no means closing its doors. Just the opposite: new proprietor Joe Welniak has big ideas for the popular East Hills burger joint.
LaFonstee Galleries on Lake Drive in Grand Rapids will showcase a new collection of artwork with artist reception on Friday.
Submitted 03-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
Whether or not you think parking is a problem -too little or too much- it is an issue that all cities face. Grand Rapids can learn from precedents set by others as well as lead a progressive initiative to change public perception.
Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS
Students at Innovation Central High School are helping classmates and their own families beat hunger.
Grand Rapids native Craig Patterson opened his coffee store in 2007 in an old warehouse downtown. To get his business out there, he started "The Saturday Experience" which allows customers to sample their coffee and espresso.
Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.
Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS
Jaclyn Clark and Danielle Dunn live in East Hills. They share what they love about living there: walkability, easy access to downtown and even dancing with their neighbors.
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