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New butcher shop brings locally sourced meats to Wealthy Street Business District

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NEWS

Louise Earl is a new butcher shop in the Wealthy Street Business District, just down the street from Wealthy Theatre. Co-owners and husband and wife, Matt Smith and Cynthia Esch just opened the shop on January 5. Smith researched and sourced all the...

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Building four-season neighborhoods: Snowmen, skating rinks, safe roads, sidewalks for everyone

by (EHCN)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Winter is the season to enjoy our neighborhoods in different ways. We like to call East Hills a four-season neighborhood. What does it mean to be a four-season neighborhood? Four-season neighborhoods are active year-long; they are neighborhoods that...

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New coffee shop, art collective to join East Hills

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-05-2016 under NEWS

Lightfast Coffee Bar + Art Collective will be opening on the edge of the Midtown and East Hills neighborhoods in late January. The coffee bar is named after an art term about paint that stands the test of time. Owner Kate Helmreich hopes to create a...

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East Hills urban canopy grows with 100 new trees

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills’ urban forest got a boost last week when the City of Grand Rapids planted 100 new trees in the area. The East Hills Council of Neighbors continues to work on their urban forest plan with the City of Grand Rapids.   “...

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Brewery Vivant to celebrate five years of brewing, sustainability, neighborhood advocacy

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 12-18-2015 under NEWS

This Sunday, December 20, Brewery Vivant will celebrate five years of brewing classic Belgium beer in East Hills. The pub will open at noon with various activities until the pub closes at 10 p.m. “[It will be] a celebration of five...

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East Hills to celebrate new Cherry Park

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills Council of Neighbors will be throwing a party to celebrate the opening of the new Cherry Park. The family-friendly event will take place at the park from 6-9 p.m. this Wednesday, August 26. "The East Hills Council of...

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Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Finally fed up with inconsiderate motorists, East Hills resident Eric Tank began assembling “Drive Slow” signs for his community. He wanted to send a message for reckless drivers, but also sees the sign as a placemaking effort: a way to...

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East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills Business District is hosting its third Made in Michigan Day on Saturday, April 25. There will be a scavenger hunt showcasing local stores and products. Scavenger hunt participants will use a card and look for a Michigan item in one of...

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How to walk to school

by (EHCN)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS

What if your first school choice for your children was the public school in your neighborhood? With charter schools, private schools and school-of-choice options, many public neighborhood schools have fallen out out of the running as parents’...

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Marie Catribs serves sustainability

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib’s is known for their Mediterranean influenced meals all made from scratch, but there is another element at the heart of their food. “When you make food for people you have to do it with love and a good conscience,”...

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