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Grand Rapids festivities to promote community, entertainment for national holiday

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

Celebrating independence and community is the main focus of this year’s Fourth of July festivities around the Grand Rapids area. From Grandville to East Grand Rapids, neighborhoods will hold several events to entertain and captivate people of...

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New food co-op forming in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-16-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new food cooperative, the Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative (GRFCI), is forming and “working to start a community owned, cooperative grocery store in the heart of Grand Rapids.” The development board includes Linda Jones,  ...

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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank provides food to half a million people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Volunteers, farmers, grocery stores and fellow hunger-relief nonprofits are all key to that effort. Watch this new...

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Food Bank luncheon raises $59,000 for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

On June 9, one charity luncheon turned into nearly a quarter million meals for local people in need. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank’s Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon raised $59,000 to support the organization’s food...

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Food Bank invites community to lunch on June 9

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is inviting the community to lunch. The Many Hands Against Hunger summer luncheon will be held at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, June 9. Hosted by WZZM 13’s Catherine...

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market opens the Outdoor Farmers Market for the third season this Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. when approximately 35 farmers and fresh food artisans will open their stands in the Outdoor Market Shed. The opening will be...

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New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) is working with several Community Partners on a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE. They hope to contribute to community transformation, neighborhood revitalization and ecological...

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East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills Business District is hosting its third Made in Michigan Day on Saturday, April 25. There will be a scavenger hunt showcasing local stores and products. Scavenger hunt participants will use a card and look for a Michigan item in one of...

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to collaborate, experiment in Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are redefining West Michigan’s economy. With the rise of venture capital funds, business accelerators and shared workspaces, an entrepreneur can find financing, get advice and have a location to start any...

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Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

When it comes to local food, the Grand Rapids food community believes in sourcing food locally and being smart about the food that is used at home and in the restaurant.  Every year during the winter, Michigan crops decrease significantly and...

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