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Women of Color Convening Thursday

Submitted 04-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

How is our urban environment truly impacting our overall health? Let’s share information and stories that can help us discover how to create improved wellness for our families and neighbors.


Think globally, act locally with ECA's "Dig Into Spring" event in celebration of Earth Day

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

"Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter on April 18. The workshops cover topics like gardening, foraging, and rain barrels.


Show us your potholes

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Inspired by the City's new 311 app, The Rapidian is asking local citizens to take pictures of their potholes for their newest photo challenge in Picturesque, called "Pothole Patrol."


Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Twenty-five food entrepreneurs make use of the Downtown Market's Incubator Kitchen, and have formed a community within the group.


Mayor Heartwell responds live to citizen concerns

Submitted 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, April 13, Mayor Heartwell answered questions live on GRTV and The Rapidian. He answered questions about the DisArt Festival and the Year of Art & Access, Proposition 1 and access to quality food for all residents.


WMEAC presents first "Blue Tie Ball" to support water protection

Submitted 04-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Tickets are available for the West Michigan Environmental Council's annual Earth Day Celebration.


Catalyst Radio: DisArt Festival takes over downtown, with nation's largest disability arts event

Submitted 04-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

As part of Grand Rapids’ Year of Art and Disability, the first-ever DisArt Festival has a mission to “change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time.”


Grand Rapids Civic Theatre crowdfunding campaign involves community in new way for Avenue Q

Submitted 04-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts has launched a crowdfunding campaign to invite the people of West Michigan to come together as an artistic sponsor for the upcoming musical, 'Avenue Q.'


Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Making sustainable, locally sourced food to build a sustainable community is in the core values of Bistro Bella Vita, Grove and the Green Well.


Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Sylvia Daining

Submitted 04-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

We are continuing a series of posts highlighting the awards recipients for the 2015 Hometown Heroes Celebration put on by the American Red Cross of West Michigan.