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What's on Tap: August 28-September 3

Submitted 08-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Round out your Labor Day weekend with a pour from a local brewpub.

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Homebrewing hobbyists collaborate to share ideas, experience

Submitted 08-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rob Qualls and Paul Townsend Lamb talk about founding the Grand Rapids Homebrewers Club, their hopes for the future and what being a member is all about.

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Perrin brewers show brief overview of brewing process

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

John Stewart, head brewer for Perrin Brewing Company, walks through a typical brew day for the team.

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The Bitter End provides coffee oasis for West Side

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Bitter End Coffeehouse on West Fulton Street serves over 100 varieties of flavored coffee beverages. The building's vintage feel derives from a rich history.

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Mario Alfaro: Helping youth in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mario Alfaro, Youth and Gang Specialist at Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, shares why he enjoys working with the Supporting Our Leaders program.

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Ricardo Martinez: Advocating for youth

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Ricardo Martinez, Youth Advocate at Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, shares why he enjoys helping the youth get what they need to be successful.

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Brewery takes on grassroots cooperative business model

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Board members Nick Lavelle and Joshua Smith of the High Five Co-op Brewery explain the idea of the co-op and exciting new things on the horizon.

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Sneak behind the scenes at Marge's Donut Den

Submitted 08-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Marge Wilson is the owner of Marge’s Donut Den on 28th Street in Wyoming. Wilson shares how each donut is made and her passion for baking.

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What's on Tap: August 14-20

Submitted 08-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Find your new favorite beer this weekend.

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Local videographer's Kala Project highlights beauty, strength in adversity

Submitted 08-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Kala Project, a Grand Rapids-based charitable organization, searches and shares stories with hopes to inspire those around them.

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