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Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

What's on Tap: August 28-September 3

Submitted 08-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Round out your Labor Day weekend with a pour from a local brewpub.

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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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Art in our own backyard

Submitted 08-26-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

ArtPrize highlights for the rest of the world what locals already know: Grand Rapids art scene is a year round event.

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Community Media Center introduces new leader for media access project

Submitted 08-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Jen Vander Heide joins the CMC as project coordinator for the new Elevating Voices project. Here she explains why media access matters- and why it matters to her.

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Diners take advantage of sweet, savory deals as Restaurant Week continues

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The fourth annual Restaurant Week is underway in Grand Rapids, offering gourmet delicacies for a fraction of the regular price.

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French pastry-inspired beer to see limited release in local stores

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant and Propaganda Doughnuts teamed up to create a pastry inspired ale. A very limited release will hit the shelves tomorrow.

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What's on Tap: August 14-20

Submitted 08-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Find your new favorite beer this weekend.

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Eastown block party brings back memories for neighbor

Submitted 08-12-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Eastown Community Association board president Chad Systma reminisces about block parties past and indulges in the present.

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Local Double Up Food Bucks program first in country to go digital, reduce lost benefits

Submitted 08-12-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Fulton Street Farmers Market is part of a handful of markets participating in the Double Up Food Bucks push to transition from token payment method to electronic.

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