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New live, weekly radio show to showcase Grand Rapids' growing music scene

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NEWS

Local indy-folk artist Quinn Mathews will host GRLive from The B.O.B. starting April 28 at 12 p.m..


Building community through coffee in Grand Rapids

Submitted 04-21-2016 under OPINION

Specialty coffee shops are cropping up left and right in Grand Rapids. These shops can be yet another inaccessible luxury further driving the wedge between different classes and demographics of people. Or, they can be utilized as a community builder and a tool to help bridge a gap.


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.


Local First's 13th annual Street Party features mix of Michigan performance artists

Submitted 04-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Announcing Local First's 2016 Street Party performers!


Bartertown works to build community through food with new programs, livable wages

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

New ownership of the plant-based restaurant leaves tipping model, adds program for feeding those in need.


Restaurant Review: The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel's Cygnus 27

Submitted 04-07-2016 under OPINION

Because of the great view and intimate atmosphere I'd recommend it for cocktails, appetizers before a night out, or drinks and dessert afterwards. But for the price, there are better restaurants with better options for dinner.


The Salted Cupcake brings fresh cupcakes to Grand Rapids daily

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

With a focus on local ingredients, The Salted Cupcake creates a "uniquely delicious" cupcake menu that changes daily with input from customers.


LadyfestGR to bring community together in celebration of local women

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

5th annual festival to harness knowledge, creativity and power in a day-long celebration on April 2nd in the Heartside neighborhood.


Let The Rapid be your designated driver for St. Patrick's Day

Submitted 03-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Seven great events at local breweries and restaurants provide plenty of fun on tap this weekend, so please travel responsibly.


GoSite expanding its outreach with mobile welcome carts at local events

Submitted 03-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

From personally staffed mobile resources to a variety of upcoming events, the local information and welcome center continues to serve Grand Rapids locals and visitors.