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Heartside Gallery expands street team to include podcast, more art shows

Submitted 11-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Heartside Gallery and Studio now offers online shopping, more art shows, a podcast and art making opportunities to grow support for local artists.


Black Market event to mark shift to next phase of GRABB strategic plan

Submitted 11-17-2015 under OPINION

Since coming on the scene in 2013 Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) has been working to elevate the Greater Grand Rapids community’s awareness of Black businesses and the state of Black businesses.


Politics & Pints event to connect public to local politicians over beer

Submitted 11-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Politics and Pints offers an opportunity for community members to chat and have a beer with local politicians. The event will be held on Nov. 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Founders Brewery.


Spirited local women and their push for temperance surrounding Prohibition years

Submitted 11-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council explores the roles spirited local women played in promoting temperance on Tuesday, Nov. 17.


Public Library to host #RacisminGR discussion

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

On November 16 at 6:30 p.m., Partners for a Racism Free Community will be holding the fourth part of their #RacisminGR discussion series.


Co-op bookstore to join Avenue for the Arts this November

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

Bombadil Books, opening November 11, will offer binding and restoration services, community events and a quarterly magazine. Co-owners Danielle Alexander and Tim Albon aim to create "a home away from home for creatives and literary-minded people."


Time to challenge unconstitutional statute on City powers over open carry laws

Submitted 11-10-2015 under OPINION

Open carry campaigns came to Grand Rapids recently. We are forgetting that Article 7, Section 29 of the Michigan Constitution guarantees to cities the right of reasonable control of their streets and public places.


Building equity, opportunity in greater Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The final draft of the GR Forward plan will be presented to the Planning Commission on Thursday, November 12. The plan emphasizes racial equity and inclusive economic growth.


Upscale taqueria expands love of local community in Heartside's newest addition

Submitted 11-03-2015 under NEWS

Mario Cascante, owner of the new Luna restaurant on Ionia, refuses to label ingredients as “local” on the menu. “We’re not trying to use it as a marketing ploy. We’re doing it because it’s the right thing.”


Avenue for the Arts to celebrate emerging local artists in First Friday event

Submitted 11-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

November's First Friday event will showcase Kendall College students at Spiral Gallery on South Division.