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Women in beer community to be celebrated at Downtown Market

Submitted 03-04-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Women of Craft Beer, a panel hosted by the Downtown Market, will address women's role in the beer industry.

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Community matters for women entreprenuers in Grand Rapids: BoxedGR's Missy McCall

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

A local business woman's love for Grand Rapids inspired her new company. To keep her going, she finds encouragement meeting with a community of women entrepreneurs.

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Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With rising healthcare costs, employers are offering creative incentives and programs to encourage healthy behaviors like participating in Gazelle Girl.

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Author Darrin Doyle sheds light on latest book "The Dark Will End The Dark"

Submitted 03-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids native Darrin Doyle's latest book of short stories "The Dark Will End The Dark" to be released by Tortoise Books

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Dégagé Ministries to host event to benefit local women battling homelessness

Submitted 03-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The event will offer massages, hors d'oeuvres and caricatures, and give attendees ideas for what they can do to help women in crisis in Grand Rapids.

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Restaurant opening brings new barbecue style to Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Friends by chance, business partners by choice: Two Scotts Barbecue wants to bring flavors of the south to Michigan with their restaurant.

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Rosa Parks Circle to fill with broomball teams this Sunday

Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club is hosting a tournament with the help of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and 16 teams will compete in a double elimination series of the ice sport similar to hockey- but with brooms.

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Auburn Hills: Creating new spaces

Submitted 02-19-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

This article is part of a series of pieces which chronicle the development of Auburn Hills, one of our city's first racially integrated spaces.

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Winter Beer Festival to pour over 800 kinds of local beer varieties

Submitted 02-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Tickets are still available for Friday festivities at the popular beer festival that takes place in a baseball stadium parking lot in the dead of winter. The two day event will feature over 100 Michigan breweries.

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Neighborhood school works to build literacy, community through National Reading Month volunteer opportunities

Submitted 02-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

MLK Jr. Leadership Academy, a Pre-K through 8th Grade school in the Madison Area neighborhood, is looking for volunteers to read to students during the month of March.

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