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Meet civic investor Steffanie Rosalez: Investing in the arts

Submitted 04-21-2014 under VOICES

Civic investor Steffanie Rosalez shares how after-school programming in the arts helps shape our community's youth.


Dine out and donate to Red Project

Submitted 04-20-2014 under OPINION

Dine out at a participating local restaurant on April 24 and support Red Project


What's On Tap: April 17-23

Submitted 04-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

You may be celebrating at our Community Celebration on Friday evening but check out what's going on at local pubs for the rest of the weekend.


Breakdancing group Aerial Tactic finds future through dancing

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Through practicing as a group at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and doing live performances, the boys of Aerial Tactic are getting out of their houses and staying active.


Tanglefoot to feature GVSU assistant professor Susan Klein

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NEWS

Tanglefoot studio will feature artwork by Susan Klein, visiting assistant professor at GVSU


Renowned Chef Bryant Terry featured at OKT Women of Color Convening April 23

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Eco-chef, food justice activist and author, Bryant Terry will meet with community members for dialogue on food justice and a cooking demo from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 23 at LINC Gallery, 341 Hall St. SE in Grand Rapids.


Mobile farmers market spreads access to locally grown food

Submitted 04-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The YMCA's Veggie Van travels throughout Grand Rapids Monday through Friday and sets up at a number of locations for people who have limited access to fresh produce.


Locally grown gourmet mushrooms on the way to consumers, restaurants

Submitted 04-08-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Urban Mushroom is growing a hobby into a full offering of gourmet mushrooms through their CSA program and the farmers market. They also have sights set on creative non-edible uses for the magical mycelium.


Our city's landscaping: does it have an effect on how we behave toward each other?

Submitted 04-07-2014 under OPINION

We all benefit from kindness. Let’s find a way to make all of our city a kinder place to live.


What's On Tap: April 3-9

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Lots of new brews are coming to your favorite taprooms! Check out the full list for this weekend.