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Intern Connect - Day in the Park

by (Hello West Michigan)

Submitted 06-07-2016 under

West Michigan Intern Connect is back for its 3rd annual summer with 2 events for interns in West Michigan. Connect with your peers, the community, and West Michigan employers at the largest intern gathering in West Michigan. At Intern Connect Day in...

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5 reasons Grand Coney among Grand Rapids' best bargain dining delights

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

One of Grand Rapid’s only 24-hour local restaurants, Grand Coney, is irresistible. For those unfamiliar with this local gem, Grand Coney has an American diner feel with Detroit-style coney hot dog dishes and other classic comfort foods. You...

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

by (jtl6)

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When a needy family with a sick child came to United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), program director Shawn Keener knew providing food would be the first step toward helping them. “Food is usually the presenting issue that brings...

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UICA prepares for spring season loaded with conversations around guns, Pantone colors, local artists

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

Coming Home, a series of exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established Michigan artists, is now on view at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Coming Home features work by artists who are from Michigan, are currently based in...

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Vote now to pick Summer 2016's Movies in the Park

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) now has a poll open to pick this coming summer's Movies in the Park series. This first round of voting narrows the competition down to 10 movies, with the voting lasting until January 3, 2016. “DGRI...

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Exploring Greater Grand Rapids: Experiences as a GoSite Guide

by (GoSite)

Submitted 12-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Brett Townsend, GoSite Guide Most everybody who's explored a new area has likely experienced the fluttering emotions of excitement and bewilderment that can accompany new terrain. “…Where do I start?” a recent...

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City Commission to vote on GR Forward plan

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-08-2015 under NEWS

GR Forward, a plan to revitalize downtown Grand Rapids, was unanimously approved by the Grand Rapids Planning Commission on Nov. 12, and now heads to the City Commission looking for final approval on Dec. 15. GR Forward is a planning process that...

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Co-op bookstore to join Avenue for the Arts this November

by (averym92)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

November 11 is the grand opening of a new bookstore at 315 South Division Avenue called Bombadil Books, that will bring a variety of services to the downtown area. The co-op style bookstore is open to all shoppers, but also offers memberships...

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Building equity, opportunity in greater Grand Rapids

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Signs of renaissance abound in the City of Grand Rapids. Cranes and construction dominate the urban heart of downtown. The city is on track to recover all of its pre-recession population and now claims one of the nation’s strongest real estate...

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Avenue for the Arts to celebrate emerging local artists in First Friday event

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

For over a decade, The Avenue for the Arts has played a critical role in providing artists with various opportunities to showcase. Events tailored to provide artists with the opportunity to display their artwork include Art Downtown,...

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