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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Program director Shawn Keener stocks her pantry with nutritious food, and clients like Lisette say they eat and live better as a result.


GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 640,000 meals were raised during Feeding America West Michigan's Hunger Action Month campaign this year.


Ride The Rapid to ArtPrize Eight

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

Travel smarter using alternative transportation options to ensure you get the most out of ArtPrize this year.


GoSite ramps up for ArtPrize Eight

Submitted 09-13-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

GoSite is expanding its expertise by collaborating with GRAM Guest Services and ArtPrize Visitor Support to ensure visitors to ArtPrize Eight have a memorable experience.


Local food entrepreneurs now eligible for free legal assistance

Submitted 09-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Food entrepreneurs using the Downtown Market's Incubator Kitchen are eligible to receive free legal assistance as part of Varnum's MiSpringboard program. Varnum recently pledged an additional $1 million to the innovative entrepreneurs creating a vibrant startup community in Michigan.


Eastown Streetfair embraces mix of art, food, weather

Submitted 09-12-2016 under NEWS

Despite a threatening weather forecast, the annual Eastown Streetfair was a celebration of crafts, music, food and beer for Grand Rapids locals and visitors.


GVSU explores being a good neighbor on the Westside

Submitted 09-08-2016 under NEWS

A recap of the Good Neighbors orientation event, hosted by Grand Valley State University, that took place in downtown Grand Rapids.


Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River will be lit orange from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Find out why.


Can Grand Rapids end homelessness?

Submitted 08-31-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

By the numbers, we should be capable of ending homelessness. But we aren’t, and our progress in that direction is too slow to keep up with our city’s breakneck growth.


Streetfair brings fun end to summer in Eastown

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Streetfair will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wealthy Street.