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Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

The Bitter End provides coffee oasis for West Side

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Bitter End Coffeehouse on West Fulton Street serves over 100 varieties of flavored coffee beverages. The building's vintage feel derives from a rich history.


Mario Alfaro: Helping youth in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Mario Alfaro, Youth and Gang Specialist at Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, shares why he enjoys working with the Supporting Our Leaders program.


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.


What's on Tap: August 14-20

Submitted 08-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Find your new favorite beer this weekend.


Red Cross to Host Open House on August 14

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Enjoy some fun at the Red Cross in Grand Rapids on Aug. 14, 5:30-8:00 p.m.


Security director examines proposed panhandling restrictions

Submitted 08-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Russell Wolff is the director of Grand Valley State University Pew campus security. In light of the proposed panhandling ordinance, he shares his experiences with panhandlers and enforcing campus rules.


Tour breweries, sample beer, learn your history

Submitted 08-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Brian Haik combines two of his passions - beer and history - in his entrepreneurial venture Grand Rapids Beer Tours.


What's on Tap: August 7-13

Submitted 08-06-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Treat yourself to a brew at your favorite local pub this weekend.


Saturday! National "Bike to Market" event at Southeast Area Farmers' Market

Submitted 08-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Bike to Market Saturday Aug. 9. Meet at Browning Claytor Health Centerto ride to the market. From 12-2 p.m., the market will feature free bike tune ups courtesy of The Spoke Folks, kids’ crafts and bike decorating DJ Deririck "Vito" Hollowell.


Healthy U Monthly Lecture Series: Skin Care for Those Over 50

Submitted 08-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Our skin is where we most notice the signs of aging, and as we age, our skin care needs change. Learn what dermatologist Jack A. Dekkinga recommends for skin care for those over 50.