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GOSite Pop Up introductory site open to public

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

The GOSite pop up will continue to open its doors from Thursday through Saturday until September 13 in order to garner feedback from locals and visitors.

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Avenue for the Arts to host professional development workshop

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Avenue for the Arts will host its second professional development day on September 5, with conversation facilitated by Kevin Buist and Lisa Ambrose.

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City officials monitor growth trends, watch for indicators of gentrification

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids planning director Suzanne Schulz discusses how City officials work to ensure the growth of a diverse city population.

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Story Matters: Dave and Lori Hastings explain caregiving, helping others

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dave Hastings is the caregiver for his wife Lori Hastings, who has muscular distrophy. They're now helping families with children with disabilities.

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Last Movies in the Park to show double feature

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The final Movies in the Park will end in a double header featuring '90s favorites The Sandlot and Jurassic Park.

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Diners take advantage of sweet, savory deals as Restaurant Week continues

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The fourth annual Restaurant Week is underway in Grand Rapids, offering gourmet delicacies for a fraction of the regular price.

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Ramen shop to open on South Division

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

Tory O'Haire's newest culinary venture, The Bandit Queen, sets its sights on Asian noodle cuisine with a ramen shop and tea room next door to Propaganda Doughnuts.

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French pastry-inspired beer to see limited release in local stores

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant and Propaganda Doughnuts teamed up to create a pastry inspired ale. A very limited release will hit the shelves tomorrow.

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Story Matters: Trudy Brenner knows son can do what he sets his mind to do

Submitted 08-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Trudy Brenner says the worst thing people say about her son Joe Brenner is "he can't do it." She explains in this video that he has proven that wrong time and time again.

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Story Matters: Chris Smit advises persons with new disabilities to reach out

Submitted 08-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Chris Smit, professor at Calvin College, likens becoming a person with a disability to being a traveler. Here he gives advice to those struggling with new disabilities and encourages them to keep fighting.

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