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Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.


West Side barbecue works to provide comfortable atmosphere, comfort food

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Louie's Bar and Rocket Lounge looks to become Grand Rapids' barbecue staple while encouraging community input for the future.


Local First awards leaders in community involvement

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NEWS

Community business nonprofit celebrates fourth annual award show with 616 Development, CityFlatsHotel, Spoonlickers, TerraTrike, Jamiel Robinson and Laurie Beard.


Drop off your Christmas tree for free

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

From January 2 through the end of the month, residents can bring their Christmas trees to one of four city park locations for free disposal.


Really Really Free Market July 7

Submitted 07-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The market will be at John Ball Zoo from 2 p.m. - 5p.m. Bring your items to give to others, or come to find items for free.


Area GRIL alumni graduate from college

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

Three of GRIL's graduates go on to graduate from Calvin College.


Kent County Parks Foundation partners with GRPS on sustainability project

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

Park project, a part of the district's Transformation Plan, will result in the removal of invasive plant species in Millennium Park by Sibley Elementary students


Area Teens Take a Stand

Submitted 05-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

GRIL U Teens Take a Stand for Justice in Education in our Communities


Rylee's considers neighborhood needs, aesthetic with growth to West Side

Submitted 04-18-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rylee's Ace Hardware replaces abandoned gas station on West Fulton with a new neighborhood store, bringing more employment opportunities and hardware solutions to the West Side of the city.


In Our Own Lives

Submitted 10-01-2012 under NONPROFITS

How the power of music has affected the lives of the exectutive staff at this nonprofit organization