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Great Lakes Commonwealth offers new venue, new membership program

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is pleased to introduce its newly renovated venue, as well as a new membership program.


Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.


LINC Gallery to host First Fridays

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

LINC Up prepares for another First Friday event with live music, an artist reception and soul food this Friday, September 5.


Diners take advantage of sweet, savory deals as Restaurant Week continues

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The fourth annual Restaurant Week is underway in Grand Rapids, offering gourmet delicacies for a fraction of the regular price.


Saturday! National "Bike to Market" event at Southeast Area Farmers' Market

Submitted 08-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Bike to Market Saturday Aug. 9. Meet at Browning Claytor Health Centerto ride to the market. From 12-2 p.m., the market will feature free bike tune ups courtesy of The Spoke Folks, kids’ crafts and bike decorating DJ Deririck "Vito" Hollowell.


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.