Local First to Host 2012 BALLE Business Conference in Grand Rapids

by (Local First)

Submitted 09-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

Local First will host the 2012 BALLE Business Conference in Grand Rapids, May 15-18, the organization has announced. Organizers anticipate that approximately 700 entrepreneurs, economic developers, sustainability experts, and community and...

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[AUDIO] Joe Taylor Park Set to Open on Grand Rapids' SE Side

by (WYCE_Matt)

Submitted 06-21-2011 under NEWS

West Michigan Environmental Action Council's Dan Schoonmaker speaks with Steve Faber, Executive Director of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. Faber talks about Baxter neighborhoods' new Joe Taylor Park, opening June 29th, saying the world-class...

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Catalyst Radio: Arts market and music festival among highlights of this weekend

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-10-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the episode and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (Buttermilk Jamboree at 5:11 | The Market at 14:18) We're clueing you into two must-attend happenings this weekend: Buttermilk Jamboree and The...

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[HISTORY DETECTIVES] Historical transit decision comes full circle with May 3 millage

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 04-29-2011 under OPINION

A portion of the vintage footage featured in the video is from a film made in the 1920s. That promotional film was made by the Grand Rapids Railway Company, the private corporation that controlled the transit in the city. In the beginning of the...

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Greenspace: Should We Grow?

by (Grady)

Submitted 03-29-2011 under OPINION

We often think about infrastructure in modern cities as a those hardscaped things - roads, bridges, and so on -- that foster productivity and efficiency.  But we should also think about a "green" infrastructure that...

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LED Aisle Lights: WT Centennial Sustainability Campaign

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

Irwin Seating Company today (March 8, 2011) completed its installation of a key component of Wealthy Theatre's Centennial Sustainability Campaign - they replaced all our old, incadescent aisle lights with cutting edge L.E.D. lamps! These lamps will...

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The Local Beet: Prestigious national award and a second anniversary give MadCap Coffee reasons to celebrate

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 01-21-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Last week at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building farmers market, the MadCap Coffee team stood alongside such coffee greats as Blue Bottle and George Howell, a pioneer in specialty coffee. MadCap was receiving honors as part of the Good Food Awards...

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WT Centennial: The Ghost Light

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

As you may know, Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre kicks off its Centennial Celebration at Midnight on Dec. 31, 2010 - at the Starlight Six New Year's Eve Concert, on the theatre's main stage, in Peter Wege Auditorium. At Midnight, Wealthy...

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Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 Years

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

Stability through Innovation: Securing the Wealthy Theatre’s Next 100 YearsBy Erin Wilson, Theatre DirectorWealthy Theatre, in Grand Rapids, MI, designed by prolific architect Pierre Lindhout (1891-1940), turns 100 in 2011. Operated by Grand Rapids...

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Moral Ground 2010: An Interview with GRCC Student Teresa Kokx

by (rachel_kozak)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"A lot of animals in the arctic, like the polar bear, are going extinct or being harmed. Actually, they say in a few decades the polar ice caps will be melted.” ~ Teresa Kokx, GRCC Student    Across the country and particularly in...

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