The Rapidian

Eastown

A quick glimpse at the 37th Eastown Street Fair

by (scott warren)

Submitted 09-19-2010 under OPINION

The 37th Annual Eastown Street Fair took place this Saturday, helping local residents say good bye to another summer of art, music and food in one of Grand Rapids most popular neighborhoods.  Featuring 16 bands, as well as nearly 90 arts and...

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[EASTOWN] Moore Brings Eastown to ArtPrize Role

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 09-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

EA reporter: Elizabeth Sanders One of the best architectural features of the Eastown area is the front porch, according to Paul Moore, an Eastown resident of seven years. In summer on Friday nights, you can find Moore and his neighbors enjoying...

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"Freaky Fast Sandwiches" more like "Freaky Low Wages," one area-group says

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under NEWS

The Jimmy John’s sandwich chain is known for their “Freaky Fast Sandwiches,” witty signs, and primarily college-age staff.  Poor labor practices is something that they are not well known for.  However, the Industrial Workers of the World...

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[EASTOWN] The Bus Stops Here

by (Eastown Access)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It happens every 30 minutes. Retirees, professionals and school children get on board and get to where they’re going for pocket change using one of the most unsung rides on the road: the city bus. The Rapid, as it’s called in the Grand Rapids metro...

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[MIDTOWN] Donation yoga on the Green every Wednesday

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 07-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Amber Zidarevich Kilpatrick wears many hats. She is the community organizer for Eastown Community Association, a Midtown Neighborhood Association board member, an instructor at Seva Yoga, a wife and a mother to a 10-month old. Since May, Amber has...

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[EASTOWN] Rain can't stop first annual Network Neighborhood Bash

by (George)

Submitted 07-10-2010 under NEWS

A little Saturday morning rain brought nothing but rainbows on Atlas Street as Eastown neighbors and area lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans (LGBT) advocates gathered to celebrate the first annual Network Neighborhood Bash. The bash is a fundraising event...

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Ed Nino and the Creative Process

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 05-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

I was listening to Ed Nino's "Welcome 2 Jericho," which he dropped off in my mailbox a few weeks back, and couldn't really think of how to do it justice. This is a guy, who I initially thought was a little too intense before I knew...

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The Electric Cheetah Supporting Local Farms

by (Jewly Warren)

Submitted 02-08-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

  Local eating is catching on in a big way. To me, it just makes sense environmentally as well as economically. The average tomato travels 1,500 to 1,800 miles before it reaches your plate. In this weeklong delay from harvest to dinner plate,...

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Windmill building in Eastown being put to use

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It is always nice to see a local business go into a building that is vacant; such is the case of 1436 Wealthy, a building shaped like a windmill. It sits across the street from Yesterdog in Eastown. For years, the building was occupied by ...

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Movement of Sound for M.S.

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 11-23-2009 under NEWS

   Billy's in Eastown was the place to be Sunday, November 23rd. There was a Bloody Mary bar, great drink specials, live music all day, a raffle and art on auction all for a fundraiser to benefit multiple sclerosis.    Anna Fisk...

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