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Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The BarFly Ventures group of downtown bars, like Stella’s and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, are working to lower their impact on the earth- from decreasing all of their waste output to raising awareness about fracking.

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Thomas Street Neighborhood Garden plans orchard with Friends of GR Parks grant

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks offers mini-grants to neighborhoods and individuals to increase Grand Rapids' tree canopy and engage citizens in caring for mature trees.

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Superbugs in our watershed?

Submitted 03-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Calvin Students Investigate Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Plaster Creek

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Story Matters: Keith Smith remembers great influence of Dirk Koning on his life with public television

Submitted 03-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Keith Smith shares how he discovered public television and got involved in his own hometown of Holland's public access services.

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Have you considered growing your own healthy food?

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is currently recruiting residents of the Baxter, SECA/Southtown, Eastown and Garfield Park neighborhoods who would like to grow their own healthy food.

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Local literary organization extends hours for Writers' Hub

Submitted 03-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is making their facility more accessible for local writers with a membership by extending the hours writers can come in to use their headquarters to work on their craft.

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LaughFest event aims to inject humor into poetry reading

Submitted 03-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest will be hosting a humorous poetry reading at the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters on March 13.

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Clothing Matters provides alternative with environmentally conscious fashion

Submitted 03-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Clothing Matters is a clothing store that offers sustainably manufactured and eco-friendly apparel from over 100 designers, from the local to the international.

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How to walk to school

Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS

Investing in our neighborhood schools is a key element in creating excellent neighborhoods. Jacqueline Edelberg, co-author of a book on building strong neighborhood schools, will be speaking at Congress Elementary on March 12.

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Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With rising healthcare costs, employers are offering creative incentives and programs to encourage healthy behaviors like participating in Gazelle Girl.

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