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Brewery Vivant takes over Twisted Rooster to fight hunger

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Twisted Rooster features seven Vivant ales, including a new seasonal heavy-hitter, to benefit Feeding America West Michigan.


'Holiday It Forward' provides unconventional method of giving

Submitted 11-17-2013 under NEWS

Community members are passing along envelopes stuffed with cash throughout the Grand Rapids area. The envelopes are connected to Holiday It Forward, a nonprofit program implemented locally that encourages individuals to assist the needy during the holiday season.


Catalyst Radio: Plaster Creek Stewards work for restoration of local watershed

Submitted 11-15-2013 under NEWS

Calvin College faculty, staff and students come together as Plaster Creek Stewards – A Watershed Restoration Initiative, to work for health of the urban natural area.


City Farmers bring fresh produce to the city

Submitted 11-14-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Vacant lots become home to small, in-city family farms


Well House 19:1 campaign seeks to educate, offers opportunity

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

Well House is raising awareness of homelessness in Kent county with a campaign called 19:1 which reflects the ratio of vacant houses to homeless persons.


Bethany Christian Services holds silent auction to benefit local refugees

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

On November 14 a silent auction will be held at the Downtown Market by Bethany Christian Services to support refugees living in Grand Rapids.


Building on a firm foundation

Submitted 11-12-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

How major urban planning and park movements provide the foundation for our future.


Catalyst Radio: High Five Co-op Brewery is growing membership one event at a time

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

High Five Co-op plans to employ members as brewers. The next opportunity to become a member of the brewery co-op is at its tasting event Nov. 20.


Kent County's Garbage Tour Educates and Informs

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GRCC's "Greater Grand Rapids Garbage Tour" revealed pros and cons of the county's current waste handling system.


Joan Wolfe: The Legacy of WMEAC's Founder

Submitted 11-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

The legacy of one of Michigan's most impactful environmentalist, and how she went on to create the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.