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Stella's Lounge gets creative with cocktails at monthly Sovereign Cocktail Club

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Stella's Lounge's monthly event, called the "Sovereign Cocktail Club," is becoming a regular highlight in their backroom, creating an evening centered around trying experimental twists to classic cocktails developed...

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

When you come through the front door at Feeding America West Michigan, she’s the first person you see. Her name is Maggie Marcinkus, she’s 24 years old and she’s in charge of the 3,000-plus volunteers who will sort, ship, pick and...

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Brewery Vivant recognized for focus on locally-sourced French, Belgian-inspired food

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 01-29-2016 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant was recently “surprised” to find out through a Facebook post from Grand Rapids Magazine that the brewery had won the magazine's first ever “Best Brewery (Cuisine) Dining award.” The funeral chapel-turned-...

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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan just finished up its third record year in a row, distributing 27.6 million pounds of food in 2015, the equivalent of 22 million meals. That’s an increase of 1.1 million pounds over 2014. “I’m...

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New butcher shop brings locally sourced meats to Wealthy Street Business District

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NEWS

Louise Earl is a new butcher shop in the Wealthy Street Business District, just down the street from Wealthy Theatre. Co-owners and husband and wife, Matt Smith and Cynthia Esch just opened the shop on January 5. Smith researched and sourced all the...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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Cultured Love first business to "graduate" from Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

When Jodie and Paul Krumpe’s daughter was first diagnosed with Lyme Disease, they started her on antibiotics, per the doctor’s recommendation. But after finding no positive results with the medicine, they decided it was time to take...

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Martha's Vineyard answers Midtown's call for more groceries

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NEWS

The Martha’s family of businesses have had their roots in Midtown as long as most of the neighborhood can remember, and when you see their latest expansion, it’s not hard to see why. Martha’s Vineyard, a wine and deli market at the...

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Ganders to offer paired beer dinner at Wine, Beer & Food Festival this weekend

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 11-19-2015 under NEWS

Ganders, located in the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, which was formerly known as Spinnaker and was given a new look and menu in May 2015, will be offering a special beer pairing dinner at this weekend's Grand Rapids International...

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Urban agriculture and placemaking: Toward building resiliency

by (levigardner1)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under OPINION

 I have been in counseling for the majority of my adult life. I nearly always balked at the seemingly outrageous cost of this endeavor, questioning whether or not it was worth the large amount of money for what sometimes felt like limited...

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