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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.


Local production of "The Mikado" raises questions on theatre and race

Submitted 04-22-2016 under OPINION

KT Herr and Deirdre Chervenka Cunningham review West Michigan Savoyard's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, playing this weekend at Wealthy Theatre, and explore the show's attendant problems of Asian misrepresentation.


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.


HQ youth are unrelenting, brave: My experience as an HQ Drop-In Supervisor

Submitted 04-01-2016 under OPINION

Working at HQ, a drop in center for youth who are experiencing homelessness, have run away or whose housing is unsafe or unstable, means I have the duty to share a little bit of what is like to know and be known by them.


Panel discussion around women supporting women in Grand Rapids shows leadership growing stronger

Submitted 04-01-2016 under OPINION

On March 31st, a conversation and luncheon by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. at LINC Up Gallery on Madison brought a diverse group of women together to discuss city building with a “we can do it” attitude.


Play exploring racial issues based on actual experiences of local community members showing at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-01-2016 under NEWS

"LINES: The Lived Experience of Race 2016" by ADAPT. Theater Company, is showing four more performances this weekend, April 1-3, 2016.


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.