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Downtown discussions get real about "crip life"

Submitted 03-23-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest used humor to open up conversation on differences, disability and the upcoming DisArt Festival.

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Scholarships enable wider range of attendees at Downtown Market

Submitted 03-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Downtown Market has a need-based scholarship program to ensure access to local produce and food education.

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Local literary organization extends hours for Writers' Hub

Submitted 03-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is making their facility more accessible for local writers with a membership by extending the hours writers can come in to use their headquarters to work on their craft.

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Exit Space Project looking for support for local art through crowd funding

Submitted 03-16-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

UICA is looking for communal support to the tune of $10,000 by March 21 for its mural project. The funding is only available-and will be matched dollar for dollar- if they reach their full $10k crowdfunding goal.

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Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Running Tips: Prevent overuse injuries by "rolling with it"

Submitted 03-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

It's the high point of spring training for Gazelle Girl and that means potential for overuse injuries. Local physical therapist and runner Scott Hadley offers advice on keeping muscles injury free.

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LaughFest event aims to inject humor into poetry reading

Submitted 03-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest will be hosting a humorous poetry reading at the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters on March 13.

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PussyCat Beer Guild brings women, beer together

Submitted 03-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

One of the oldest women-only beer enthusiast groups in the U.S., PCBG allows for women to share and grow their love of beer. The local Guild meets every month at HopCat.

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Amore Trattoria to support citizen journalism with one-night special menu

Submitted 03-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On March 18, Amore Trattoria will host the spring Rapidian Night Out at 6:30 p.m. A generous portion of every ticket goes to supporting The Rapidian.

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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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