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Local knitting group seeking new home

Submitted 04-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

After the closing of Schuler Books on Alpine Avenue, the Naughty Knitters and Hookers knitting and crochet group have found themselves without a place to gather.


Breakdancing group Aerial Tactic finds future through dancing

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Through practicing as a group at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and doing live performances, the boys of Aerial Tactic are getting out of their houses and staying active.


East Hills chef reflects on community involvement, experience in global cooking

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Hailing from the other side of the globe, Chef Roman Petrack of Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering has seen growing community involvement in his four years in the city.


CMC welcomes SiTE:LAB co-founder Tom Clinton as new Executive Director

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tom Clinton has accepted a new role as the Executive Director of the Community Media Center. Clinton brings multiple strengths from past roles into his leadership of local community media.


Ransom Towers resident lends helping hand

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

John Townsend has been providing transportation for his neighbors to vital doctor's visits, pharmacy trips and to the grocery store. Now he needs a little help to continue helping others.


Grand Rapids Film Festival judge looks for films with unique stories

Submitted 04-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Daniel Dobson applies the same critical analysis to Grand Rapids Film Festival submissions that he applies to his own creative work.


DAAC members discuss art collective's future, importance to Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through fundraisers and partnerships with like-minded organizations the Division Avenue Arts Collective is encouraging interest in the local art scene while contemplating future steps.


Film festival submissions coordinator encourages community, diversity

Submitted 03-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Robby Morgan wants a diverse and collaborating film community that doesn't have negative elements of elitism.


Local film production coordinator relishes role in company "family"

Submitted 03-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Storytelling Pictures production coordinator Frankie Bailey manages film production details in a city that she says is radically different than the Grand Rapids she left eight years ago.


Comedy team to give live commentary on B movie screening at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

WST3K, a live improv overdub similar to Mystery Science Theater 3000, will showcase area comedians mocking the film "Black Fist" on March 13 as part of LaughFest.