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Garfield Park's community garden expands to include all neighbors

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

The Garfield Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a community garden with both traditionally rented plots and community plots where neighbors can participate in the harvest through working together.


When free college is not enough

Submitted 05-03-2016 under OPINION

Free college alone is not the cure to poverty. To address one inequity, we must address them all by authentically engaging those who have been marginalized. Only then is there hope for inclusive growth that benefits all.


Local co-op seeks to bring full service grocery store to central Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Food Co-op Initiave explains their goals, how grocery co-ops work and look to increase membership.


Parks are living rooms of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

Submitted 05-03-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The memories we make and the people we meet when we frequent our city parks help our community understand the true value of a strong park system.


Bus riders have their say on Laker Line design

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

One-day opening of Fulton Street ‘pop-up’ transit plaza under US-131 offers innovative forum to spur engagement and spark ideas on The Rapid’s new BRT route connecting Grand Rapids and GVSU’s Allendale Campus in 2018.


Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."


New banners for Grandville business corridor

Submitted 04-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grandville Avenue Business Association and Habitat Kent are installing light post banners to help showcase the neighborhood and local businesses.


Dog training business to open in Baxter neighborhood

Submitted 04-26-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Booming dog training business, A Pleasant Dog, moves to the Baxter Neighborhood this summer, June, 2016.


Creek friendly yards encourage healthier Grand Rapids watersheds

Submitted 04-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Calvin College's Plaster Creek Stewards lists six ways residents can maintain creek friendly yards to improve local water quality.


Celebrating Arbor Day, the Urban Forest Project plants 150 trees in Mulick Park

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project is a partnership between Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids invites the community to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees at Mulick Park on April 29.