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Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.


Mobile farmers market spreads access to locally grown food

Submitted 04-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The YMCA's Veggie Van travels throughout Grand Rapids Monday through Friday and sets up at a number of locations for people who have limited access to fresh produce.


Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will speak of her friendship with Betty Ford during a luncheon at the JW Marriot followed by a panel discussion at the Gerald R. Ford Museum on Betty Ford's legacy in women's health.


Clothing startup sends 2,900 meals to local families

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

Live. Love. Michigan. supports local nonprofits by designing and selling apparel.


Catalyst Radio: Get Covered America making final push for sign-ups

Submitted 03-28-2014 under NEWS

The deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Mar. 31, and Get Covered America is working to get the word out on financial assistance available.


Wealthy Theatre to host evening with Dr. Carl Hart

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

"Ending the War on Drugs," presented by the Michigan ACLU, will feature special guest Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre.


Human trafficking discussion to center on signs, solutions

Submitted 03-24-2014 under NEWS

The Acton Institute will host a paneled discussion on human trafficking and ways of responding to the crime on March 28 at the Mark Murray Auditorium on Fulton Street.


Grand Rapids resident to be honored with prestigious Athena Award from U of M

Submitted 03-18-2014 under NEWS

Lorissa MacAllister, president and founder of Enviah consulting and research in Cascade, will honored with an Athena Award for leading in health and wellness design.


Missional organization to give glimpse of poverty's challenges at local colleges

Submitted 03-14-2014 under NEWS

Access of West Michigan will present a poverty simulation workshop designed to promote an understanding of low-income struggles at Davenport University on March 24 and at GRCC on March 31.


The Meanwhile to host benefit to bring Cure Violence to Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

The local East Hills establishment will be hosting a benefit to raise awareness and funds for the Cure Violence initiative on March 20.