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Honest to Goodness

Submitted 06-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Vendor Spotlight: Sheri Wierenga of Dutch Girl Bath and Body brings all natural, homemade products to First Fridays: The Market


Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

The event, presented by Founders Brewing Company and including local music, local food and interactive family activities, will be outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight.


Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards is partnering with two middle schools to collect data in an upstream-downstream partnership to unite local students and study local watershed.


ENERGY STAR Certification is Newest Climate Milestone for the Christian Reformed Church

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Becomes second denominational building in U.S. to receive certification


The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.


Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.


New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community


Neighborhood Association to host annual plant, seed exchange

Submitted 05-12-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Midtown Neighborhood Association's 12th plant and seed exchange provides a way for residents to get to know their neighbors and learn about gardening from other community members.


Active Commute Week: Walk, Roll + Ride

Submitted 05-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Fourth Active Commute Week Set for May 11-15 expected to grow with new Bike Train Program


Eastown's annual Picnic in the Park to plant 15 new trees

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

On May 9, the Eastown Community Association will partner with Friends of GR Parks to increase the shade canopy at Sigsbee Park.