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Martha's Vineyard

St. Cecilia hosts wine tasting in newly restored historic building

by (St. Cecilia Mus...)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Wine lovers are invited to attend one of the best wine tastings of the year in Grand Rapids on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Martha’s Vineyard will host the event called Eat. Drink. Be Merry! at St. Cecilia Music Center’s newly restored,...

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Martha's Vineyard answers Midtown's call for more groceries

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NEWS

The Martha’s family of businesses have had their roots in Midtown as long as most of the neighborhood can remember, and when you see their latest expansion, it’s not hard to see why. Martha’s Vineyard, a wine and deli market at the...

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Discover six locally owned alternatives to Trader Joe's

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

There is something really wrong with the idea of a national chain store opening being a sign of progress. Maybe we will really “hit it big” if a Cheesecake Factory opens downtown!) But that’s another story. In the meantime, I would...

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Lyon Street Cafe brings pourover coffee to Midtown

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

The northeast corner of Union and Lyon got a little brighter and busier last Saturday, on opening day for Lyon Street Cafe. The latest venture by Kameel Chamelly, who also owns Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Baking Company, Lyon Street Cafe...

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Fulton Street Farmers Market to host summer solstice party

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NEWS

To celebrate the market’s new facilities and the recent growing season, the Fulton Street Farmers Market is hosting a summer solstice party on June 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the market. For a $25 minimum donation, attendees can enjoy appetizers...

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Martha’s Vineyard: no ordinary corner shop

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 03-01-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Every year hundreds of businesses open up all over Grand Rapids. Making sure a business doesn’t merely survive but also thrives is a difficult and complicated process- requiring constant innovation and research. Where better to garner some...

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Trio of local performers benefits Westminster Presbyterian's Camp Henry

by (cjlautenbach)

Submitted 08-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Relationships with the land and with others was the thematic thread running through the August 20 Camp Henry benefit concert featuring the music of a trio of local performers. Ralston Bowles, Karisa Wilson and Drew Nelson were the featured artists...

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[MIDTOWN | HERITAGE HILL] First cupcake eat-off fueled by Nantucket this Saturday

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 07-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

What began as a joke will become a reality this Saturday morning. Hot dogs, crack fries, chili, and barbeque, in the spirit of food competitions, a new one has arrived on the scene: Nantucket Baking Company's first cupcake eat-off to benefit God's...

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Historic Civil War encampment located right beneath our feet

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

As you walk by the many shops and buildings in Heritage Hill that we have grown fond off, buildings like Martha’s Vineyard or Central High School, do you ever wonder what existed here before? I have a passion for history and one of my...

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