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Rock the block in Southtown

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

The annual street fair in Southtown is back with local food, live entertainment, community resources and activities for all ages.


Rockford Construction works to practice what they preach in new headquarters on West Side

Submitted 06-04-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rockford CEO Mike VanGessel discusses the keys to Rockford's success and why they chose the West Side as their new home.


Build a better city

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Public participation is the key to "making" a place. Here's a look at lessons from the recent Re:STATE event and how you can begin your journey as a "placemaker."


Mayor answers citizen concerns, discusses Arena South

Submitted 06-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

This month, Ana Olvera asks the mayor about considerations being made for low-income residents of the Arena South district as development plans are made. Olvera's question is part of City Connection on GRTV.


Adults Change Their Lives

Submitted 05-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

GRIL Adult Programming helps local individuals and ministries get on track.


Getting to Know GROW

Submitted 05-23-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) offers free business counseling and other valuable entrepreneurial resources


State Street gets its life back through re//STATE

Submitted 05-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The desolate area of State Street in the Heartside neighborhood has been in desperate need of revitalization for years. This weekend will highlight the street's potential.


Year-round LEED-registered building at Fulton Street Farmers Market opens May 4

Submitted 04-23-2013 under NONPROFITS

This May 4, the Fulton Street Farmers Market opens for its 91st season. The new year-round building will provide space for five permanent producers, some of West Michigan’s favorites.


Plans for Grand Rapids hostel still in the works, but ideas are evolving

Submitted 04-21-2013 under VOICES

Founders of the anticipated Stay Hostel are learning and rolling with the punches as they struggle to get vision off the ground.


Be part of "human art" at Rosa Parks Circle May 3

Submitted 04-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

"One Minute for One Million" is your opportunity to show the world the heart of West Michigan, at noon on Friday, May 3 at Rosa Parks Circle.