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Eastown kicks off spring, summer activities

Submitted 04-19-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Eastown Community Association is hosting several events to celebrate community this April-June including Dig into Spring, Picnic in the Park, mobile food trucks and Bizarre Bazaar.

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Musical comedy, "The Mikado," comes to Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 03-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Savoyards, a local non-profit dedicated to bringing live performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s works to local community, will be performing "The Mikado" April 21-24, 2016 at the Wealthy Theatre.

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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.

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Great Decisions Series continues to bring international experts to Grand Rapids to discuss foreign affairs

Submitted 03-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council invites the public to become part of an ongoing foreign policy conversation.

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Data reveals need for creative solutions as Eastown rent, home ownership costs rise

Submitted 01-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

As walkability and safety continues to trend in real estate desirability, forecasted data shows that Eastown's renters are spending about 45% of their monthly income on rent.

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Terra GR supports hunger relief during the holidays

Submitted 11-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown restaurant is running a food and fund drive for Feeding America West Michigan, Nov. 15 through Jan. 3.

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Placemaking gone digital: Local library assistant turns Eastown into video game

Submitted 11-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Local cartoonist and librarian Drew Damron celebrates and pokes fun at Grand Rapids scene in a video game released this past summer to entertain friends and grow local culture.

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GRPS Director of Communications explains major bond proposal up for vote on Tuesday, November 3

Submitted 10-27-2015 under NEWS

The $175 million dollar bond would renovate amd improve classrooms, buildings, and technology at local schools, says John Helmholdt, Executive Director of Communications & External Affairs at GRPS.

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Eastown's Lamp Light Music Festival continues to grow community in its fourth year

Submitted 10-20-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

This November 6-8, the festival will be held in Eastown as a celebration of local music, art and community.

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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.

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