[EASTOWN] Eastowners Meet, Greet and Eat

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Access writer, Lee Hardy Eastown neighbors gathered on a cold winter night at Wolfgang’s for an evening of information, festivities, Yesterdog hot dogs and, yes, a little business of the Eastown Community Association. The annual membership meeting...

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Meals on wheels: Grand Rapids' newest taco truck arrives Uptown

by (George)

Submitted 11-02-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids’ newest food truck is officially open for business and cruisin’ the city streets. Well, one street at least. What the Truck made its grand debut last Monday, setting up outside of The Meanwhile Bar, a neighborhood watering hole...

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A quick glimpse at the 37th Eastown Street Fair

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-19-2010 under OPINION

The 37th Annual Eastown Street Fair took place this Saturday, helping local residents say good bye to another summer of art, music and food in one of Grand Rapids most popular neighborhoods.  Featuring 16 bands, as well as nearly 90 arts and...

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[EASTOWN] Moore Brings Eastown to ArtPrize Role

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 09-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

EA reporter: Elizabeth Sanders One of the best architectural features of the Eastown area is the front porch, according to Paul Moore, an Eastown resident of seven years. In summer on Friday nights, you can find Moore and his neighbors enjoying...

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"Freaky Fast Sandwiches" more like "Freaky Low Wages," one area-group says

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under NEWS

The Jimmy John’s sandwich chain is known for their “Freaky Fast Sandwiches,” witty signs, and primarily college-age staff.  Poor labor practices is something that they are not well known for.  However, the Industrial Workers of the World...

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[EASTOWN] The Bus Stops Here

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It happens every 30 minutes. Retirees, professionals and school children get on board and get to where they’re going for pocket change using one of the most unsung rides on the road: the city bus. The Rapid, as it’s called in the Grand Rapids metro...

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[MIDTOWN] Donation yoga on the Green every Wednesday

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 07-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Amber Zidarevich Kilpatrick wears many hats. She is the community organizer for Eastown Community Association, a Midtown Neighborhood Association board member, an instructor at Seva Yoga, a wife and a mother to a 10-month old. Since May, Amber has...

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[EASTOWN] Rain can't stop first annual Network Neighborhood Bash

by (George)

Submitted 07-10-2010 under NEWS

A little Saturday morning rain brought nothing but rainbows on Atlas Street as Eastown neighbors and area lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans (LGBT) advocates gathered to celebrate the first annual Network Neighborhood Bash. The bash is a fundraising event...

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Ed Nino and the Creative Process

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 05-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

I was listening to Ed Nino's "Welcome 2 Jericho," which he dropped off in my mailbox a few weeks back, and couldn't really think of how to do it justice. This is a guy, who I initially thought was a little too intense before I knew...

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The Electric Cheetah Supporting Local Farms

by (Jewly Warren)

Submitted 02-08-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  Local eating is catching on in a big way. To me, it just makes sense environmentally as well as economically. The average tomato travels 1,500 to 1,800 miles before it reaches your plate. In this weeklong delay from harvest to dinner plate,...

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