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Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Wholesale food hub makes local ingredients more accessible to restaurants

Submitted 10-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Through FarmLink, Grand Rapids restaurants can showcase local food on their menus. FarmLink started three years ago with the goal of creating beneficial relationships between chefs and farmers.

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Software developers win contest for innovative snow plow app

Submitted 10-21-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A team of local software engineers have won the grand prize for Code Michigan 2014 with their snow plow data tracking application. The award of $15,000 will help the project move forward, yet much work remains to be done.

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Awards nominations being accepted for GRABB

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses will be presenting the first annual awards ceremony in recognition of Black businesses making an impact on the local community.

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Talking about mental illness

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Raising awareness for mental illness starts in our community and our own homes

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Lead poisoning prevention as economic development

Submitted 10-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We must remain vigilant about preventing lead poisoning in our community's children. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - now, and in the future.

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ArtPrize examined from a youth perspective

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Youth reporters from the Andy Angelo Press Club visited ArtPrize 2014 and reflect on their experience.

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Neighborhood Park Design Workshops planned over the next 4 weeks

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, are hosting design workshops for eight neighborhood parks.

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What's on Tap: October 2-8

Submitted 10-02-2014 under NEWS

More and more brewpubs are releasing fall inspired ales this week. Start off your Saturday by helping to raise money for ArtPrize by drinking at Founder's Beer Garden in Rosa Parks Circle, and end with wood aged beer at Brewery Vivant's annual festival.

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Mental Health issues; Who do we call?

Submitted 10-02-2014 under OPINION

Suicide, along with violence between law enforcement and residents of the United States, is rapidly growing while tolerance is disappearing. Lives are being lost, destroyed and turned upside down while mentally ill people are falling into the cracks of our legal system.

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Dinderbeck Studios opens to public

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

The local print studio is shifting from artist collective to open community studio. Dinderbeck is providing space and resources for area printmakers.

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