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Story Matters: Brittany Dernberger's journey to living downtown

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Brittany Dernberger and her partner Tyler Nickerson recently moved downtown into 616 Lofts at the Kendall. Watch Dernberger explain what drew them to living right in the center of the city.


Story Matters: Adam Bird sees positive strides, areas for growth as downtown development works towards critical mass

Submitted 12-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Adam Bird talks about what elements could help downtown Grand Rapids meet critical mass so that it can survive and thrive moving forward.


WMEAC Presents Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report Findings

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report shows that Grand Rapids will be affected by climate change in the near term.


Caring for a shared place: restoring the water of the walleye

Submitted 12-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Calvin College students are working to restore the most polluted watershed in the area, now known as Plaster Creek.


Downtown Ambassadors strive to improve quality of life

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NEWS

DGRI’s Downtown Ambassador program works to make life downtown better for residents, businesses and workers, while addressing the homeless and panhandling population.


WMEAC film series to present Trashed at Celebration Cinema

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

WMEAC's first film in the 2013-14 series will show at Celebration Cinema North.


Brewery Vivant, Twisted Rooster fundraiser pulls thousands of meals for West Michigan's hungry

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Nov. 21 tap takeover raised money for anti-hunger group Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.


Grand Rapids environmental advocates join fellow lobbyists against Kellogg's Corporation

Submitted 11-22-2013 under NEWS

Local environmental advocates, businesses, community organizations and universities join with others from across Michigan to lobby against Kellogg's Corporation’s partnership with Wilmar International


Local History: North Park Bridge

Submitted 11-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

Read about the North Park bridge and where it is now. Chances are you didn't even know you've walked on it lately.


Eastown Community Association to raise funds for Hub parking lot

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

The ECA and EBA board members have organized a fundraiser at Billy's Lounge to help raise the rest of the money needed for the Hub parking lot.