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Uptown Holiday Shop Hop to kick off annual event

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 4 from 4-10 p.m. Uptown businesses will have extended hours featuring sales specials, appetizers, drinks and live entertainment for shoppers.  The annual event takes place throughout four business districts including East...

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Imagination Creations Hair & Vintage celebrates decade of success

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-18-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Imagination Creations (IC), the vintage boutique and hair salon run by proprietor Heather McGartland, boasts 10 successful years this December. From the early years peddling her hand crafted art goods locally at the Fulton Street Farmers Market or...

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Raise a Glass, Solve Hunger at Brewery Vivant

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under

Brewery Vivant is all about drinking good beer for a good cause. On Monday, Oct. 13, that cause is local hunger relief. From open to close, the brewery will donate 25 percent of food and drink sales to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. In...

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Gaia staff hope to raise funds, keep doors open

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, August 31, East Hills neighborhood staple Gaia Cafe will close its doors.  According to the Facebook page, Gaia is closing "due to ownerships [Sic] personal endeavors." The owner could not be immediately reached for comment...

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West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six West Michigan, community-based organizations will join forces for a collaborative fundraising effort as they prepare to send teams on the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest. The nonprofits invite community members to learn more about this...

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Art festival to return to Mangiamo lawn for third year

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NEWS

On the weekend of August 9 and 10 the lawn of Mangiamo! in East Hills will play host to The Big Bang Art Festival. The third year running, the festival features art vendors and live music.  "This event is growing every year in the variety...

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Restaurant owner works to honor mother's legacy

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Marie Catrib, founder of the popular East Hills restaurant of the same name, passed away just over a year ago, on June 5, 2013. Since then, her son Fouad Catrib has been the sole owner of the restaurant and has worked to uphold his mother's...

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Eat.Shop.Rock. final event to take over East Hills

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On each Thursday during the month of June, one of four Uptown business districts will host Eat.Shop.Rock., an event including live entertainment and family friendly activities.  On Thursday, June 26 from 5-9 p.m. the final of the four...

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East Hills Council of Neighbors to unveil public space strategy

by (EHCN)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Join the East Hills Council of Neighbors as they present their Public Space Strategy at a free public meeting on June 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Inner City Christian Federation. The strategy is broken down into four parts; Neighborhood Parks and...

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Metal Art Studio to relocate to East Hills

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NEWS

Metal Art Studio (820 Monroe Avenue) will be relocating to East Hills at the corner of Cherry and Diamond Streets. Cinder blocks were removed from the facade this past winter and new windows were installed into the former bank building. The...

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