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Do you want to grow your own food?

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Do you want to grow your own food? Our Kitchen Table is recruiting residents for free food gardening program.


River restoration working through permitting process

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

A project this big requires many people and organizations; this holds true on the permitting and regulatory side as well as for project leaders and city planners.


Kent County Drain Commissioner's seat open

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Some say that the Drain Commissioner’s ability to assess for water management makes it the most powerful position in the state of Michigan. But despite this power, most folks know very little about the role of the Drain Commissioner.


Education workshop seeks to build community for better schools at Neighborhood Summit

Submitted 02-23-2016 under OPINION

Join East Hills Loves Congress board member Elizabeth Hoffman Ransford and former Congress Principal Bridget Cheney at the Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit, on Friday, March 11 at GRPS University to discuss reclaiming neighborhood schools.


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.