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GR Forward Thinking continues series with noted urbanist Don Edwards

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

Prominent public engagement strategist Don Edwards will speak at the second evening of the GR Forward Thinking: Speaker Series.

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Portrait: Artists deal with self, identity, culture at Free Radical 2014

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

Artists continue to explore self-awareness and self-presentation through portraiture work of various forms. Multiple artists at the 2014 Free Radical event are worth exploring.

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Campaign to ban use of wild animals for entertainment heats up

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

End Circus Cruelty's campaign gathers at the City Commission meeting in large numbers, urging city leaders to pass an ordinance banning the use of wild animals in Grand Rapids.

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Story Matters: Pamela Hamilton-Hull talks about principles learned at church

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Pamela Hamilton-Hull shares the principles taught to her at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Story Matters: Thelma J. Pitmon shares how gospel music has evolved over time

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Thelma J. Pitmon talks about how music and choir attire has changed over the years at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Annual Food & Wine Show returns to downtown this weekend

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NEWS

The seventh annual Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, and Food Festival occurs starts tonight at the DeVos Place Convention Center. Explore and taste some of the Midwests' best offerings in food, wine, beer and spirits.

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Story Matters: Lynda McDonald remembers Rev. Williams' tenure at New Hope Baptist

Submitted 11-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Lynda McDonald recalls Rev. Williams’ time at New Hope Baptist and his involvement with the mustache controversy at South High School.

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How I fell in love with a place

Submitted 11-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Avenue continues to be a place where art is actively appreciated, and self-expression and critique are encouraged, and difficult problems are met with an eagerness for creative solutions.

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Grove, Green Well, Bistro Bella Vita invite guests to get "In the Spirit"

Submitted 11-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Essence Restaurant Group has created a cocktail recipe book in time for the holiday season, providing seasonally inspired beverages for all year round, with sales going to support two local causes.

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Grand Traverse Distillery to bring artisan spirits to Downtown Market

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NEWS

With craft distilleries making a splash in the local culinary and agro-tourism scene, Grand Traverse Distillery will set up shop in Grand Rapids' Downtown Market this holiday season.

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