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Food

Local landscape painter Overvoorde to host art sale for hunger relief

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will sell paintings and drawings at his home and studio April 24 and 25.

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East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

East Hills Business district will be featuring products made in Michigan with a neighborhood scavenger hunt, special restaurant items and giveaways.

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Think globally, act locally with ECA's "Dig Into Spring" event in celebration of Earth Day

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

"Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter on April 18. The workshops cover topics like gardening, foraging, and rain barrels.

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Goodwill partners with Downtown Market to bring comfort food to community

Submitted 04-14-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Blue Spoon Soup & Spuds, operated by Goodwill Industries, will open on April 16 and serve as a restaurant and catering training operation.

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Twenty-five food entrepreneurs make use of the Downtown Market's Incubator Kitchen, and have formed a community within the group.

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Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Making sustainable, locally sourced food to build a sustainable community is in the core values of Bistro Bella Vita, Grove and the Green Well.

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Founders, Celebration! Cinema partner for beer-themed film series

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The film series will feature a new classic movie every Wednesday, like "Caddyshack" and "The Graduate," each artfully paired with a Founders brew.

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Michigan Cider Week aims to spread education, create community

Submitted 04-06-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

From April 5-11, the Michigan Cider Association is holding events to build education and excitement about Michigan’s craft cider economy.

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Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition to celebrate growing industry

Submitted 04-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The competition, held April 10-12, will exhibit the craft cider and perry - a beverage made from fermented pears -  made by producers from eight countries.

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The BarFly Ventures group of downtown bars, like Stella’s and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, are working to lower their impact on the earth- from decreasing all of their waste output to raising awareness about fracking.

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