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Eastown Streetfair embraces mix of art, food, weather

Submitted 09-11-2016 under NEWS

Despite a threatening weather forecast, the annual Eastown Streetfair was a celebration of crafts, music, food and beer for Grand Rapids locals and visitors.


GVSU explores being a good neighbor on the Westside

Submitted 09-08-2016 under NEWS

A recap of the Good Neighbors orientation event, hosted by Grand Valley State University, that took place in downtown Grand Rapids.


Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River will be lit orange from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Find out why.


Can Grand Rapids end homelessness?

Submitted 08-31-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

By the numbers, we should be capable of ending homelessness. But we aren’t, and our progress in that direction is too slow to keep up with our city’s breakneck growth.


Streetfair brings fun end to summer in Eastown

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Streetfair will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wealthy Street.


Creating a water trail - Paddling from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Imagine being able to paddle from Plaster Creek to the shores of Grand Haven. Water trails are making that possible.


Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden" campaign welcomes the Grand Rapids community to watch "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 p.m..


How Kids' Food Basket is fighting hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Four facts to know about how Kids' Food Basket relieves hunger as both a symptom and a cause of poverty by partnering with families and local organizations.


Call for nominations: Wheelchair-donating nonprofit seeks inspirational athletes

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year's AIM High Endurance Awards will be the most exciting yet.


Downtown Market hosts Summer Sand Fest

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

From August 19-21, 2016, professional sand carvers will create larger-than-life sand sculptures, there will be an amateur competition and kids will be encouraged to try their hand at sandcarving in a giant sand box.