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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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Local food panel discussion to follow vegan dinner

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

UPDATE: The panel discussion after the dinner service has been cancelled. We received this from Ryan Cappelletti, owner of Bartertown and CVLT, this morning: "The dinner info is all the same: 5-10 p.m. one time menu featuring all fermented...

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River City Cup and Cake brings espresso, pastries to Grand Rapids food truck scene

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under NEWS

River City Cup and Cake is a new espresso and pastry food truck in Grand Rapids. Lorin W. Tate opened on August 30 and has been busy ever since, serving ArtPrize visitors downtown. Currently he's located on the riverside behind DeVos...

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Go Orange on WOOD TV with Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under

Feeding America West Michigan is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the live audience during the WOOD TV 8 ArtPrize broadcast on Monday, Sept. 28. Our organization will be featured throughout the broadcast. Members of the live...

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