ArtPrize, Hopcat, WYCE partner to bring "world of music" back to Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids

by (lemmon)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Blue Bridge Music Festival takes place this coming weekend, September 29 and 30, on the blue pedestrian bridge, an ArtPrize Nine venue, between Fulton Street and Pearl Street bridges over the Grand River.  This event mixes the more graphic...

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GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, Feeding America West Michigan wrapped up its Hunger Action Month campaign. The four-week series had two goals: To raise awareness of hunger and motivate people to take a concrete step toward solving it. The result: more than 640,000 meals...

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“We rely on our environment to supply and support every single thing we do. Without a healthy environment, everything suffers,” says Autumn Sands, sustainability coordinator of BarFly Ventures and recent recipient of the Woman of Hope...

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PussyCat Beer Guild brings women, beer together

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The PussyCat Beer Guild (PCBG) is a place for women to talk and bond over their shared love for craft beer. The Guild meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at HopCat, the inception place of the group. One of the oldest women-only...

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Diners take advantage of sweet, savory deals as Restaurant Week continues

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

Restaurant Week continues in Grand Rapids through August 24. Over 60 area restaurants are participating in this year's event including neighborhood favorites like Grove, Red Jet Cafe, Terra GR and The Mitten ...

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What's on Tap: June 19-22

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

B.O.B.'s Brewery Hopsun, Belgian summer whit Full On IPA, India pale ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Crimson King, amber ale Blondie, golden ale Bobinator, German bock Spooky Action, way beyond IPA AHA Bread Beer, belgian saison...

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Lott3Metz architecture puts people first

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

For the past 13 years, Ted Lott has been evolving professionally as an architect as the city of Grand Rapids expands its growth, contributing to the progressive urban emphasis trending today. "I've always had an interest in urban design,...

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Story Matters: Tina Ureña, Gracie Aylmer share the college students' perspective on Grand Rapids beer culture

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Tina Ureña and...

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HopCat hype proves true on most counts

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 11-20-2013 under OPINION

If you've lived in Grand Rapids for a while, there's a fair chance you've been to HopCat. If you don't live in Grand Rapids, it's probably one of the first places you go to have a brew in Beer City U.S.A. Rated the number one...

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Grandwich 2013 gets sampled: Sandwiches 1-10

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-25-2013 under OPINION

For the third year in a row, Downtown Grand Rapids and The Neighborhood  Business Alliance has challenged restaurateurs to give us their best sandwich that highlights local ingredients with the Grandwich competition. Diners are then encouraged...

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