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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


What's on Tap: August 14-20

Submitted 08-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Find your new favorite beer this weekend.


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.


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.