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Ride The Rapid to ArtPrize Eight

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there...

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Polish Festival brings food, music, polka to downtown Grand Rapids

by (Polish Heritage...)

Submitted 08-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Polish Festival 2016 will be held on August 26-28, 2016 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. Celebrating Polish contributions to society through the centuries, the festival features a historical and cultural booth featuring the "...

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A big move in preparation for ArtPrize 2016

by (SiTE-LAB)

Submitted 07-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

For SiTE:LAB, a Grand Rapids-based arts non-profit, and Julie Schenkelberg, a Brooklyn- and Grand Rapids-based artist, “moving house” recently meant raising a house on Franklin Street SW off its foundation, rotating it and moving across...

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Local Black Hair group hosts second annual hair show "Spring is in The Hair"

by (s3poncil)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When Natural Hair founders Johannah Jelks and Marley Ariyahu, stylist and owner of Beauty of Tziyon, held the first ever Natural Hair GR “Spring is in The Hair” event last year, the mission was clear: to provide the Grand Rapids...

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Local Black Hair group host 2nd Annual Hair Show "Spring is in the Hair"

by (s3poncil)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

On Friday June 10, 2016 Natural Hair GR has partnered with Beauty of Tziyon for the 2nd Annual "Spring is In The Hair " Natural Hair Streetfest located in Downtown Grand Rapids between Weston and Oakes on Commerce Ave. From 5-9pm, guests...

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Building community through coffee in Grand Rapids

by (vanessadecouto)

Submitted 04-21-2016 under OPINION

If you exclude water, coffee and tea hold the trophy for the two most consumed beverages in the world. That’s a lot of people drinking a lot of coffee. The coffee shop is the daytime bar, the neighborhood caffeine watering hole. It’s a...

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Monthly forum aims to educate, strengthen ties in Grand Rapids' music community

by (Briana)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

On Monday, March 28, 2016 on the Northwest side, a small, eager group of members of the local music community crowded into a recording space in Grand River Studios. They were gathered to hear the latest in a series of conversations about Grand...

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The Salted Cupcake brings fresh cupcakes to Grand Rapids daily

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

Korina Thompson was working at Bonefish Grille and making cupcakes for fun in 2011. After bringing in cupcakes made in her own kitchen, and diners continously asking to purchase her cupcakes, Thompson was inspired to start her own cupcake business...

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Madcap Coffee to introduce Belgian waffles at Midtown location

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

Madcap Coffee is hard at work creating a second location in Midtown right between Diamond and Fuller at 1041 Fulton St E for a spring opening. The company says they will continue to provide a unique and engaging experience for coffee...

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East Hill resident seeks to increase female presence in bike culture

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

To Johannah Jelks, women and biking should go hand in hand. The union of the two comprises the driving force behind her campaign, She Rides Her Own Way, which will culminate in a new hub on the web for bike advocacy and retail. The site is due for...

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