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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.