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Hard cider industry expanding in West Michigan

Submitted 07-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Local ciderists like The Peoples Cider Company, Sietsema Orchards, Vander Mill Ciders and Virtue Cider are all part of the growing craft cider industry.

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Blue 35 creates high tech office, conference spaces for rent

Submitted 07-29-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Blue 35 offers office and conference space for a day, a month or a year- and members then have access to Bluescape, a new technology that makes real time global connectivity possible.

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Supporting Our Leaders: preparing students for the future

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Supporting Our Leaders, SOL, program helps students prepare for their education and gives them opportunities to explore life after high school.

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6.25 Paper Studio crafts custom wedding invitations, greeting cards

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Abbey Fowler of 6.25 Paper Studio creates custom design pieces on Monroe Center. The shop offers crafting classes and hosts unique parties.

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Vendor Spotlight: George Wietor

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Issue Press creates handprinted artist publications with clean, minimalist designs offering a collection of carefully curated artists. He talks about running an independent publishing house, favorite spots in Grand Rapids and what documentary you should be watching.

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Sweetie-licious expands pie passion to East Grand Rapids location

Submitted 07-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe, is opening a third location in Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids, joining Mary Ann's Chocolates.

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Cupcake shop opens brick and mortar across from Pew Campus

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

Located in the Southwest Area Neighborhood, Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery specializes in gourmet cupcakes offering a unique variety of flavors.

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Story Matters: Megan Clawson shares what it's like to move to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Megan Clawson and her husband chose to move to Grand Rapids out of anywhere else in the state. She shares what she's noticed about joining a new community- including a noticeable pride in products made in Michigan.

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Story Matters: Amanda Lytle explains her experience as first-time Rapidian reporter

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Amanda Lytle discovered one day that she could share her love of the city of Grand Rapids by being a Rapidian reporter. Here she talks about what that was like and why she looks forward to writing her next article.

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Serenity Boutique showcases distinctive summer trends

Submitted 07-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Entering their second year at the MoDiv, Serenity Boutique continues to offer a large selection of accessories.

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