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Eastown's Picnic in the Park gathers community for food, fun

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community Association will host a community-wide event at Sigsbee Park with food, entertainment and activities for the whole family on Saturday, May 14.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.