Local First

Founders Brewing Co. to kick off summer with 11th annual Local First Street Party

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, June 7, Local First is "calling all party animals" to celebrate local beer, food and music at the 11th Annual Local First Street Party. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.  and will last until midnight in front of Bistro Bella...

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"Marilyn's Kennedy" play set for world premier in May, auditions this weekend

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

The story shows audiences some of our nation's most iconic figures in some of their darkest moments. Love, lust, power, and beauty collide in this intense account of the secrets in our American Camelot. Performances for this production will be...

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Terra GR donates 488 meals through Cool Brews, Hot Eats

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

This afternoon, Terra GR announced that it would be donating the equivalent of 488 meals to the hungry through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The fundraiser, which ended on Sunday, coincided with Experience Grand Rapids’ two-week-...

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Terra GR encourages patrons to eat, drink, aid hungry families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is obsessed with local: local produce, local meat, local cheese, local beer — the list is long. During Cool Brews. Hot Eats., Experience Grand Rapids’ two week showcase of Michigan food and drink, the restaurant is adding one...

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Local First awards leaders in community involvement

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NEWS

Local First celebrated their fourth annual LocalMotion awards Tuesday, January 28 at the Goei Center. The event celebrated local entrepreneurship and awarded 616 Development, TerraTrike, CityFlats, Spoonlickers, Jamiel Robinson and Laurie Beard for...

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Local First to celebrate fourth year of local pride

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 01-27-2014 under NEWS

Local First will host its fourth annual LocalMotion Awards on Tuesday, January 28. The event is designed to celebrate the creative geniuses behind the scenes of the Grand Rapids local food and drink industry and come together in name of local pride...

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Brewery Vivant, Twisted Rooster fundraiser pulls thousands of meals for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last Thursday, Grand Rapids beer lovers packed Twisted Rooster to sample the latest concoctions from a local brewery and raise money for hunger relief. The event raised a total of $1,473.60 for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The Brewery...

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Brewery Vivant takes over Twisted Rooster to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Grand Rapids’ Twisted Rooster will make room on its draft list for half a dozen beers from Brewery Vivant. The event is expected to pique the interest of local beer geeks with this season’s restaurant debut of...

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Fork Fest to celebrate local food and business

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On October 24 over 40 local farmers, brewers, restaurateurs and other food producers will arrive at Romence Gardens & Greenhouses for Local First's 3rd annual Fork Fest.     "All the businesses will have samples," says...

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Local First challenges community to eat local

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids area business advocate Local First is challenging folks to take their 10x10 challenge. The challenge involves budgeting $10 per week for local food for 10 weeks. The idea is to shift those funds from where one would normally spend...

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