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What's at the Market: Saturday, March 12, 2022

Submitted 03-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

It’s National Nutrition Month! Head down the Farmers Market and pick up the most nutritious food in town!

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What's at the Market: Saturday, March 5, 2022

Submitted 03-04-2022 under NONPROFITS

Don’t let this sunshine and warmer weather go to waste! We never know how long it’s going to be around in March. So make the most of it and come support your favorite local businesses!

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings GRAMMY® and Tony Awards® Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater with pianist Bill Charlap to perform on March 10, 2022

Submitted 03-04-2022 under NONPROFITS

On March 10, 2022, Dee Dee Bridgewater and GRAMMY® winning jazz pianist Bill Charlap will share the stage at St. Cecilia Music Center. Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of Jazz vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards and jazz classics.

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Eric: A Chronic Relapser Builds the Life He's Meant to Have at Guiding Light

Submitted 03-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

“I finally got to the point,” says Eric, “that I texted a friend and said I was going to die unless I got help somewhere.” That ‘somewhere’ ended up being Guiding Light.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, February 26, 2022

Submitted 02-25-2022 under NONPROFITS

Don't let the sunshine go to waste this weekend! Get outside and support your local vendors at your favorite Farmers Market!

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What's at the Market: Saturday, February 19, 2022

Submitted 02-18-2022 under NONPROFITS

What better way to spend a chilly February weekend than at the Market! Get outside and enjoy the fresh air as you shop for the best local goods around town!

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Funding Available to Provide Kids with Local Produce through 10 Cents a Meal

Submitted 02-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Melanie Wong with Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

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What's at the Market: Saturday, February 12, 2022

Submitted 02-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! Head to the Market and spread the love with locally-sourced food!

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St. Cecilia Music Center Launches first-ever WinterFest from February 24 - 26, a three-night jazz festival featuring GRAMMY-winning bassist Christian McBride in various groups with his musical friends

Submitted 02-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center features "Winterfest" a new winter Jazz Festival in Grand Rapids featuring GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride and his friends, Avery Fisher Prize winner bassist Edgar Meyer, jazz singer Cyrille Aimée, and McBride's award-winning quintet Inside Straight.

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Food Can't Be Medicine Until it is Accessible to All: An Interview with Camren Stott

Submitted 02-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Camren Stott, Anishinaabe chef and co-owner of Thirteen Moons Kitchen

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