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Cousins plan to turn farmhouse into Grand Rapids' first hostel

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

The first hostel in the history of Grand Rapids is poised to open come spring of 2015. Currently they're getting ready to welcome international travelers.

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Downtown Market expands green space with indoor living wall

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market has installed a "living wall" indoors on the second floor, thus expanding upon its "green" mission.

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Grand Rapids' first Mini Maker Faire fills all three floors of Public Museum

Submitted 08-31-2014 under NEWS

[PHOTOS, VIDEOS] The first Mini Maker Faire opened on Saturday and continues on Sunday, August 31, from 11-5 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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First apples of season donated to Food Bank

Submitted 08-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

Riveridge Produce Marketing celebrates 25 years in business by donating its first Ginger Gold apples of the season.

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Story Matters: Lula Mahdi, shy at first, now has big plans for future

Submitted 08-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

Lula Mahdi, a refugee in the Grand Rapids area, talks about how shy she was on the first day of school and plans for her future education.

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Grand Rapids area breweries create tree-themed beer in support of urban forest

Submitted 08-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Over 20 Grand Rapids area breweries are teaming up with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to raise money for their Urban Forest Project, an initiative to maximize the tree canopy in all parts of the city.

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Pinky, Queen of Cakes, opens Bakery 73; takes on ArtPrize with edible entry

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Pinky, Queen of Cakes at Bakery 73 is bringing culinary to ArtPrize with her edible sculpture.

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Proper Soda hops across country; expands sales to Canada, Australia

Submitted 08-26-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In little over a year, independent startup Proper Soda has reached far beyond West Michigan. They're making inroads to markets on the west coast, across the Pacific and north of the border.

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Gaia staff hope to raise funds, keep doors open

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

Gaia Cafe is closing its doors at the end of the month unless monies can be raised to change ownership to staff.

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GOSite Pop Up introductory site open to public

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

The GOSite pop up will continue to open its doors from Thursday through Saturday until September 13 in order to garner feedback from locals and visitors.

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