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Ski film premiere, fundraiser encourages girls to do more, be more in the outdoors

Submitted 12-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

West Michigan’s local ski community is bringing the ski film “Pretty Faces” to Grand Rapids on its national tour. The premiere will inspire young female athletes to do more, be more.


West Side booms with new restaurants, breweries

Submitted 12-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the past few years and in the recent months, there has been an influx of breweries, restaurants and local businesses choosing to open in the West Side.


Santa signs to deaf children

Submitted 12-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services held their annual "Signing with Santa" event on Saturday, which has grown into a multi-generational event. The organization provides resources and services to the deaf communities of West Michigan with the goal of inclusiveness.


Downtown noodle restaurant pays homage to historical spice trade

Submitted 12-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

From the moment one walks in, The Bandit Queen tells a story through not only the food, but also the decor and overall design aesthetic of the small 20-seat establishment.


Wintertime Fun in Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether you're into the cold or not, Grand Rapids is bursting with wintertime activities to help get us out of the house this season!


Mushrooms keep growing at The Urban Mushroom

Submitted 12-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mary Ann Faulkner, new owner of the local purveyor of the indoor-grown mushrooms, has expanded farmers market sales and keeps her focus on education and serving her customers.


World AIDS Day Memorial, Celebrations at Wealthy Theatre, Fountain Street Church

Submitted 11-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Red Project hosts a two day World AIDS day Memorial and Celebrations at Wealthy Theatre and Fountain Street Church


Grand Valley Ford team "goes further"

Submitted 11-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

A team of Grand Valley State University students created a video to tell the story of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a nonprofit organization that propagates, archives and reforests species of ancient trees.


The Acton Institute announces busy slate of events

Submitted 11-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Since moving into its new downtown building, The Acton Institute has developed a braod community engagement program offering culture, public affairs, and arts.


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.