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Urban agriculture and placemaking: Toward building resiliency

Submitted 11-17-2015 under OPINION

Building resiliency in any system takes time, and it comes at a cost that rarely yields rewards in the early stages. For long-term success, issues of social and ecological durability must focus on empowerment and health, not momentary fixes.


Urban agriculture + placemaking = new economy

Submitted 10-06-2015 under OPINION

Levi Gardner of Urban Roots explores different facets in the relationship between urban agriculture and placemaking.


Free Memory Screenings on Nov. 3 at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will offer free memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of National Memory Screening Week (Nov. 1-7, 2015), an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention

Submitted 10-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Area seniors and caregivers to learn brain-smart recipes


East Hill resident seeks to increase female presence in bike culture

Submitted 09-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Bike enthusiast Johannah Jelks wants to bring more women into the Grand Rapids bike culture through her campaign, She Rides Her Own Way. The final product will help to link bikers, retail and nonprofits together through advocacy and promotions.


East Hills to celebrate new Cherry Park

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NEWS

Cherry Park has a new splash plaza, community space, stage area and a redesigned layout to increase recreation and neighbor interactions.


Urban Roots to host open house

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NEWS

The open house will be held on August 19 in Urban Roots' new workshop space behind the former McDonalds at 1059 Wealthy SE.


Local musicians work to promote supplemental education programs

Submitted 08-04-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Local musicians will be performing at The Avenue for the Arts event, First Fridays: The Market, working to promote supplemental education programs in Grand Rapids neighborhoods such as East Hills, Heartside and Roosevelt Park.


Dementia Expert Returns to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Len Lecci returns to Covenant Village of the Great Lakes with the latest information and advice for maintaining brain health. He’ll present “Maximizing Your Memory Health” on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.


Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In an effort to improve the safety and recognition of his community, Eric Tank started making hand-crafted “Slow Down” signs for his neighbors. To date he's made 19 signs, and the movement has since spread to other communities in Grand Rapids.