The Rapidian

East Hills

Join us: Celebrate your community

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 05-19-2013 under OPINION

I live in Heritage Hill. It’s a great community and I have fabulous neighbors. Many of them have been there as long as I have – 38 years!  It’s my neighborhood. Or is it? I’m just four blocks from Heartside, where I can...

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Wege Foundation to double gifts through Dec. 21

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Wege Foundation has generously offered to double contributions to the Wealthy Theatre Sustainability Campaign, through Dec. 21, putting the remaining $80,000 to be raised, within reach; giving the landmark venue a chance to remain viable,...

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Nine point plan put forth at East Hills neighborhood annual meeting

by (EHCN)

Submitted 10-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

At the East Hills Council of Neighbors Annual Meeting neighborhood activist Gabriel Works presented this collaborative nine-point plan for neighborhood improvement. Nine Point Plan for Urban Love AKA the sustainability of our neighborhood The...

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East Hills food tour promotes local food and businesses

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Tasty Adventures Food Tours, a new project created by Greenville native Ruth Rittersdorf, provides a unique experience for Grand Rapidians who are looking to explore different possibilities for local food. Rittersdorf guides participants on foot...

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[UPDATED] Christmas tidings of vandalism and anarchy for 5 local uptown businesses

by (George)

Submitted 12-25-2010 under NEWS

At least 5 businesses along Wealthy and Cherry Street were vandalized at around 5:00am Saturday morning. The Sparrows, The Winchester, The Meanwhile, The Greenwell and Richard App Gallery, all of which are locally-owned businesses, sustained varying...

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Meals on wheels: Grand Rapids' newest taco truck arrives Uptown

by (George)

Submitted 11-02-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids’ newest food truck is officially open for business and cruisin’ the city streets. Well, one street at least. What the Truck made its grand debut last Monday, setting up outside of The Meanwhile Bar, a neighborhood watering hole...

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A quick glimpse at Fall Festival

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-12-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The second year of FALL FESTIVAL took place this weekend on Wealthy Street at various locations between Union and Fuller Streets. The popular event kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 8 and culminated on saturday with Salmagundi at Wealthy Theater....

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[EAST HILLS] House Show Report: Ribbons of Song releases new album, hangs out in garden

by (George)

Submitted 07-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This article is the first in an occasional series of house show reports. House shows are pretty much exactly what they sound like, informal musical performances staged in and around people’s homes. From the caves to Victorian chambers and...

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Super Happy Funtime Burlesque going on national tour, fundraise at Electric Cheetah

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 06-14-2010 under NEWS

Super Happy Funtime Burleque is a Grand Rapids based ragtag group of talented performers who bring action and entertainment to the people all around the West Michigan area. Known for pushing the restrictions on stripping, and stepping on the toes of...

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East Hills Council of Neighbors' efforts lead to a better Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-14-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

During the 1960s, the automobile provided the luxury of unrestricted travel. This led to people leaving the cities for what they perceived to be a better life in the suburbs. The abandonment of the city ushered in a plethora of absentee...

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