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Story Matters: Billy Austin values Heartside community

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Billy Austin shares about his grandmother, time in prison and love of the Heartside community.

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ArtPrize to kickstart event with HUB grand opening

Submitted 09-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The ArtPrize HUB grand opening on Saturday, September 20, will help the public get ready for ArtPrize 2014 before the international art competition begins on Wednesday, September 24.

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Story Matters: Elida Chavez worries about safety in Heartside neighborhood

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Elida Chavez, resident of the Heartside neighborhood, shares her concerns about safety after dark.

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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.

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Fancy petals: ODDBALL dresses to impress

Submitted 09-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The UICA hosted its fourth annual ODDBALL, sponsored by Meijer, on Saturday, September 13.. The evening filled the exhibit with fancy florals and exciting previews of its 2014 ArtPrize pieces.

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Story Matters: Tenaya Medawis shares what makes Grand Rapids home

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tenaya Medawis, member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, talks with Jamie Rykse, GED and Literacy Program Coordinator at Heartside Ministry.

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Michigan themed t-shirt company to open retail shop in Eastown

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

A popular Michigan inspired t-shirt graphic design company, The Mitten State has set its sights on the Phoenix building in Eastown. The retail shop will be the company's first brick and mortar retail outlet.

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Brewery Vivant to take over Cherry Street at 4th annual beer fest

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

The popular East Hills brewpub will be throwing their annual Wood-Aged Beer Fest October 4, from 1-8 p.m. This years' festival will be the first to take place on Cherry Street directly in front of the brewery.

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize and the local art community continue to build new ways to involve visitors in supporting artists. ArtPrize saw a 25% increase in artists' sales of their work last year when they added the sales feature.

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The Rapidian to celebrate five years at historic downtown hotel

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

The Rapidian will celebrate five years of citizen journalism on Tuesday, September 23, at the historic downtown Morton Hotel during the SiTE:LAB exhibition preview. All proceeds will go to raise awareness about citizen journalism and engagement on The Rapidian.

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