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Fair Housing Center of West Michigan files discrimination claim

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NEWS

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan has filed a complaint against Asset Management Specialists, a property management group. They allege a discriminatory maintenance levels for properties in African American and Latino neighborhoods.


Elk Brewing envisions future as go-to neighborhood brewpub

Submitted 06-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Eric Karns is the owner and brewmaster of newly opened Elk Brewing. He talks about his hopes for the brewery and doing what he loves: brewing beer.


Elk Brewing to host June Rapidian Night Out

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, June 27, the kind folks at Elk Brewing will host this month's Rapidian Night Out from 3-9 p.m. Fifty cents of every beer purchased will go directly to supporting citizen journalism.


Southeast Area Farmers Market kicks off season June 20

Submitted 06-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers Market kicks off its 2014 season June 20. Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park, Burton St. & Madison Ave. SE. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at GR Ford Academic Center, Madison SE south of Franklin.


LINC to host Rock the Block Street party in Madison Square

Submitted 06-10-2014 under NEWS

The fourth annual Rock the Block street party will feature local artists, food vendors, musicians, children's activities and a BBQ cook off competition.


LINC community revitalization opens sit-down cafe designed to benefit neighborhood

Submitted 03-11-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Neighborhood revitalization organization LINC has opened a new restaurant in Madison Square with the community in mind.


Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.


Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate local Youth of the Year winner at free luncheon

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of GR for a FREE luncheon honoring the local Grand Rapids Youth of the Year winner and applicants.


"It's priceless, and it's free"

Submitted 01-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

One young woman's journey to a career helping others, a story that would not have happened without the DREAM Act and an employment coach turned friend.


Literacy and life skills go hand in hand at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

Students overcome adversity and look to the future, one day of hard work at a time