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Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Story Matters: Lynda McDonald remembers Rev. Williams' tenure at New Hope Baptist

Submitted 11-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Lynda McDonald recalls Rev. Williams’ time at New Hope Baptist and his involvement with the mustache controversy at South High School.

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Grove, Green Well, Bistro Bella Vita invite guests to get "In the Spirit"

Submitted 11-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Essence Restaurant Group has created a cocktail recipe book in time for the holiday season, providing seasonally inspired beverages for all year round, with sales going to support two local causes.

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Imagination Creations Hair & Vintage celebrates decade of success

Submitted 11-18-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

As Imagination Creations approaches ten years of business, owner Heather McGartland shares what it takes to be successful and sustainable as an independent shop keeper.

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In the actual circle with My Brightest Diamond

Submitted 11-14-2014 under OPINION

Something unique - and affirming - happened during soundcheck with My Brightest Diamond (Wealthy Theatre, 11/12.) Lead singer Shara Worden and I had an entire conversation about what she needed different with the mix, without using any words pertaining to "music." It could have been about anything.

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Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NEWS

Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue is presenting monthly concerts as conversation starters to support local artists while promoting discussion around issues that impact the local community.

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Beyond Eating Local: OKT's Food Justice Class begins this Saturday

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free, 5-week OKT Food Justice Class starts this Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to noon at Garfield Park Lodge.

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Neighborhood Park Planning provides glimpse at community priorities, demographics

Submitted 11-11-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As the Friends of GR Parks and the City of Grand Rapids' Parks and Recreation Department wraps up community design workshops for eight local parks, what are some trends we can learn from?

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HQ to open runaway, homeless youth drop-in center

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Financially backed by Mars Hill Bible Church in cooperation with Arbor Circle, HQ plans to open its doors to homeless and runaway youth on December 1 in the Heritage Hill neighborhood.

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Well House expands with purchase of two additional houses

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Well House has recently purchased two houses, raising the total number to eight houses and five vacant lots.

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Second annual Black Market event to include awards presentation

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

The Black Market event provides a chance for patrons to purchase goods from area Black businesses out of a pop up shop hosted at LINC. The event is scheduled to include the inaugural Black Business awards ceremony at the Harris Building downtown.

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