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Brewery Vivant recognized for focus on locally-sourced French, Belgian-inspired food

Submitted 01-29-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Magazine has awarded the neighborhood craft brewpub with their first annual Best Brewery (Cuisine) Dining Award.


Building four-season neighborhoods: Snowmen, skating rinks, safe roads, sidewalks for everyone

Submitted 01-12-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Creating a neighborhood that brings neighbors together year round includes many elements- from safety to fun activities- and can be achieved through large organized efforts as well as by you and your neighbors.


New coffee shop, art collective to join East Hills

Submitted 01-05-2016 under NEWS

Lightfast Coffee Bar + Art Collective will be opening later this month in the East Fulton Business District, showcasing rotating art from local artists and brewing French press, Chemex and Woodneck coffees.


East Hills urban canopy grows with 100 new trees

Submitted 12-22-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills Council of Neighbors continues to move forward on their Urban Forest Plan with the help of the City of Grand Rapids.


Brewery Vivant to celebrate five years of brewing, sustainability, neighborhood advocacy

Submitted 12-18-2015 under NEWS

The team at Brewery Vivant are inviting the community to help them celebrate five years of neighborhood commitment and future endeavors by coming in to enjoy special beer releases, food specials and live music.


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.