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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.


Mayor's Grand River Cleanup in its 13th year, first year for Mayor Bliss

Submitted 09-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Committee (WMEAC) is proud to host the 13th Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup, on September 10th, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sixth Street Park!


Creating a water trail - Paddling from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Imagine being able to paddle from Plaster Creek to the shores of Grand Haven. Water trails are making that possible.


Cleaning up after the storm: an interview with East Hills' Rachel Lee

Submitted 08-23-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"It's not just asking, 'What do you do in the storm?' but also, 'What do you do after the storm?' and 'How do you take care of what's happened?'" says Lee.


Branching out: Grand Rapids continues to grow its citizens forestry program

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Events like After Work Tree Time – periodic get-togethers organized by the Urban Forest Project – are a great chance for volunteers to care for city trees in local neighborhoods.


How Kids' Food Basket is fighting hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Four facts to know about how Kids' Food Basket relieves hunger as both a symptom and a cause of poverty by partnering with families and local organizations.


Terra GR puts hunger relief on menu for Restaurant Week

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

The farm-to-table restaurant is donating four meals to Feeding America West Michigan for every special they serve.


How to grow a rain garden in Grand Rapids to protect local watersheds

Submitted 08-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Local environmental group, the Plaster Creek Stewards from Calvin College detail how to install a native plant rain garden in one's yard or on the grounds of local schools, businesses or places of worship.


Watch fish climb a ladder in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

It's the only spot in Grand Rapids where you can admire art and watch migrating fish at the same time.


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.