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Local Life

What's On Tap: April 17-23

Submitted 04-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

You may be celebrating at our Community Celebration on Friday evening but check out what's going on at local pubs for the rest of the weekend.

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Local knitting group seeking new home

Submitted 04-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

After the closing of Schuler Books on Alpine Avenue, the Naughty Knitters and Hookers knitting and crochet group have found themselves without a place to gather.

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East Hills chef reflects on community involvement, experience in global cooking

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Hailing from the other side of the globe, Chef Roman Petrack of Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering has seen growing community involvement in his four years in the city.

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Storytellers spin tales for elementary classrooms, public events

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Story Spinners of Grand Rapids have created an elementary program focusing on fables that they will present in addition to continued appearances at events like Festival of the Arts.

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Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.

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Mobile farmers market spreads access to locally grown food

Submitted 04-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The YMCA's Veggie Van travels throughout Grand Rapids Monday through Friday and sets up at a number of locations for people who have limited access to fresh produce.

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Grand Rapids Film Festival judge looks for films with unique stories

Submitted 04-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Daniel Dobson applies the same critical analysis to Grand Rapids Film Festival submissions that he applies to his own creative work.

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Community Gardens Dot the Metro Grand Rapids Landscape

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

As winter fades away and the days grow longer, many in West Michigan begin to think about gardening. And those without a space to garden in their own yard, look to community gardens.

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Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will speak of her friendship with Betty Ford during a luncheon at the JW Marriot followed by a panel discussion at the Gerald R. Ford Museum on Betty Ford's legacy in women's health.

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What's On Tap: April 3-9

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Lots of new brews are coming to your favorite taprooms! Check out the full list for this weekend.

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