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Heartside meeting to revitalize neighborhood association

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Residents and community members in Heartside meeting monthly to reform neighborhood association and address concerns together.


Local First party to celebrate new offices in historic building

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Local First, a non-profit which supports local businesses, continues to grow and is now at 345 Fuller. The Office warming party is on July 21, 2016 from 4-7 p.m.


Gentrification or revitalization: Which is it?

Submitted 06-28-2016 under OPINION

The Westside cherishes its rich heritage, whether Hispanic, Polish, Dutch, African-American, Lithuanian or German. Beyond the business corridors, breweries, market rate apartments and luxury condos opening, do we see the repercussions that "revitalization" is having on our neighbors?


GoSite provides space for conversation, interaction

Submitted 06-28-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

GoSite first opened its doors a little more than a year ago in the front corner of the Grand Rapids Art Museum to welcome visitors and provide a unique way of curating an experience of Grand Rapids that gives visitors a local's perspective.


Vintage Street Market offers treasure-hunting opportunity for collectors, casual shoppers

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NEWS

On Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Downtown Market will host the season's second Vintage Street Market.


East Hills unveils bicycle, pedestrian improvements

Submitted 05-31-2016 under NEWS

Thursday, June 2, 2016 during Uptown's "Eat. Shop. Rock." event, the East Hills Council of Neighbors will reveal infrastructure changes for pedestrian and bicycle safety.


Local First hosts 13th annual Street Party, summer celebration

Submitted 05-24-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event will feature a variety of music including headliner Joshua Davis, interactive entertainment and food for guest of all ages on Saturday, June 4, 2016.


New local company looks to bring honest conversation to public relations

Submitted 05-18-2016 under NEWS

Holly Bechiri, former Managing Editor of The Rapidian and Marjorie Steele, an independent consultant and copywriter, combine their backgrounds in writing, fine arts and marketing to form new public relations company, Honest PR + Creative.


Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace expands outdoor market to provide platform for artists, entrepreneurs

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

More than 50 vendors will be present for the first event, taking place Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Letter carriers nearly double the amount of food collected for those in need during this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.