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Alger Heights neighborhood launches new model for stormwater management

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sure I know that you are tired of hearing about it But most repeat the same theme over and over again, It’s as if they were trying to refine what seems so strange And off and important to them.   It’s done by everybody Because each...

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Connecting downtown GoSite with Grand Rapids' great neighborhoods

by (GoSite)

Submitted 12-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As the new GoSite space in downtown Grand Rapids undergoes preparation for a spring grand opening, content building continues. Collaboration is key to broad inclusion of the many things this region has to offer. Connecting with the interesting and...

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Cutting curbs to clean a creek

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Gail Heffner with Dave Warners and Mike Ryskamp   A 2013 study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency found that over half of our nation’s stream miles are in poor condition. Especially in urban areas like Grand...

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Neighborhood cupcake, ice cream shop adds savory to sweet with expansion

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NEWS

Sweet Mellisa's has recently expanded its operation in Alger Heights from ice cream and cupcake shop to cafe that seats over 20 indoors. The shop has been in operation at 2404 Eastern Avenue since April 2012 when Mellisa and husband Steve...

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Clean up your local park in Alger Heights

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under NEWS

You can help Friends of Grand Rapids Parks with their efforts to keep our local parks clean and beautiful at their August Park Clean-Up event. They are partnering with the Grand Rapids Public Library to promote volunteerism and community engagement...

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Alger Heights couple turns sweet hobby into community-focused business

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 06-01-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“Do it well, but do it a little differently than anybody else” is the driving sentiment behind Steve and Mellisa Verstrate’s new project in the Alger Heights business district. Setting up shop where Sundaes in the Heights was...

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Eat the Real Food

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 05-07-2012 under OPINION

Eggs fried to succulence, fluffy Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and cream, and crispy apple-wood smoked bacon are some of the few tasty bits that the Real Food Café makes better than most. A mouth-watering breakfast can be hard to come by...

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Jendrasiak, Shaffer compete once more for 1st Ward Seat

by (maria.amante)

Submitted 11-02-2009 under NEWS

To some voters, their ballots Tuesday will leave them with a slight case of déjà vu. Incumbent Jim Jendrasiak and Dave Shaffer both ran four years ago to be elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission, 1st Ward. When the pair competed in 2005,...

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