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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Eastown Community Association has seen a lot of change and progress since its formation in 1973 and is now proud to announce that the organization has completed a rebranding process, complete with the launching of a new website. "The...

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Lamplight, Rocking to the beat, Lamplight

by (youngchristianwriter)

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Live music, friends and food, all inside the homes of Eastown: this is the premise of the Lamplight Music Festival. The Lamplight Music Festival, which was held Nov. 1-3, was three days of house shows, food and workshops in Eastown. This year marks...

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Story Matters: Anna Boone shares home birth story above Eastown-based bookstore

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-31-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Celebrating our place in community

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Shannon Cunningham, ECA board member This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Eastown Community Association (ECA).  The neighborhood has seen much change since its formation in 1973, but our focuses, values and commitment to the...

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Lamp Light music festival: the vanguard of Grand Rapids' DIT music scene

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Lamp Light's inception began in July of 2012 with a group of friends meeting to discuss strategy and planning every few weeks. For five months the input sessions continued, drawing nearer to the launch date; for the last month they were meeting...

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Volunteers come together to make orchard reality

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On October 12, the community surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Park plans to improve on the under-utilized space in the park. Surrounding neighborhoods have planned to grow a fruit orchard, not only to further honor Martin Luther King, Jr., but...

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Lamp Light music festival gearing up for second year

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-17-2013 under NEWS

Lamp Light Music Festival's inaugural kickoff last fall proved to be a popular success. So now John Hanson, event founder and organizer, is gearing up for year two, to be held November 1, 2 and 3. The event will once again be in the Eastown...

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Eastown to celebrate 40th annual Streetfair

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NEWS

"It's a really great time for Eastown residents, as well as visitors, to celebrate Eastown and see all the local businesses and restaurants." says Lindsey Ruffins, Director at the Eastown Community Association, "It's a chance...

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Eastown Streetfair now accepting applicant registration

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NEWS

UPDATE:  All vendor spots for StreetFair 2013 are now full. Anyone still interested can contact Eastown Community Association to be added to the waiting list. For artists and nonprofits interested in participating in the annual...

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New teen learning center to open in Eastown, holds open house during Bizarre Bazaar

by (Open_Doors)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

Fun with Fibers. Hip-Hop Culture.  Life Prep 101. These may not sound like your typical high school classes—but then again, what’s opening July 29 at 1324 Lake Drive is no typical high school. In fact, it’s not a school at all...

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