The Rapidian

Eastown

Eastown Ministries reaches out to community

by (Josh deLacy)

Submitted 11-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  At Eastown Ministries, a punching bag hangs next to a painting of a cross. “We’re between the street and the church,” said director Jim Carpenter. “The kids aren’t going to go to church, but they’ll come...

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Eastown Street Fair celebrates diverse, quality community offerings

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

"Getting to know Grand Rapids is easy because of the events and gatherings that are made available which exemplify the vibe of the city," says recent Grand Rapids transplant and Eastown resident Allene Smith. Smith was one of many enjoying...

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Interfaith Service and Discussion at Dominican Center

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

Prayer Service and Discussion Sunday, September 16 In support of the International Day of Peace, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are hosting a prayer service and discussion. All are invited to Dominican Chapel at Marywood this Sunday, September...

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Drink beer, support our creative youth

by (edelsteven)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under OPINION

This summer, Grand Rapids and Wyoming Public Schools learned they were denied federal funding that supported their after school programs. Nine Grand Rapids schools were left without any funds for after school programming, and Grand Rapids students...

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Harmony Brewing Company opens in Eastown

by (mm2hunter)

Submitted 02-01-2012 under OPINION

For the past several years, the city of Grand Rapids has been garnering attention for its numerous and popular micro-breweries. The newest addition is Harmony Brewing Company, located at Lake Drive and Wealthy Street. The establishment is owned by...

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Duke Greene gives a writer's view of the visual arts

by (mpurkiss)

Submitted 09-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Duke Greene, Grand Rapids local poet and hip-hop writer, has no formal artistic training. He does say that some of his teachers at Northview High School were the first to push him for excellence. He wrote his first song in 8th grade, but...

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[EASTOWN] Brie Stoner's Road to Eastown

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 03-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Access writer, Amy WolterstorffPOPULAR SINGER-SONGWRITER Brie Stoner loves living in the sun-filled, eclectically decorated Eastown home she shares with her husband and young son. But it’s been a long road involving more than 24 moves to this “...

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[EASTOWN] Pet Project

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Access writer, Heather Young Salter When she's not training for a triathalon, chasing after her toddler or rocking her weeks-old baby boy, Dr. Lynn Happel is realizing her dream of establishing her own veterinary practice, the Eastown Veterinary...

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[EASTOWN] Eastowners Meet, Greet and Eat

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Access writer, Lee Hardy Eastown neighbors gathered on a cold winter night at Wolfgang’s for an evening of information, festivities, Yesterdog hot dogs and, yes, a little business of the Eastown Community Association. The annual membership meeting...

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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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