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Called Again: An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under

In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis wanted to test her limits. With the support of her husband Drew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the “Pit Crew,” Jen hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the...

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Books and Bière at Brewery Vivant

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under

Come celebrate Bastille Day with our friends at Brewery Vivant. Take a tour of their brewery and share in a tasting of their French and Belgian beers. Discover their love of the traditional and artistic approach of the Belgian and French styles of...

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The Checker Motors Corp: A Brief History

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under

Checker Motors survived for 87 years by finding a peculiar niche in the automotive market. They made taxicabs. With determination and cunning, by building better vehicles, and by supplying quality parts, they navigated through the Depression,...

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Uniquely Michigan

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Submitted 06-09-2014 under

Michigan is home to countless “one of a kind” treasures—from the famed Mackinac Bridge to the internationally-recognized Scottville Clown Band to the Petoskey Stone to the quaint Earl Young homes in Charlevoix. Attractions—...

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Cooking with El Granjero

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under

Join us for a bilingual demonstration on how to make El Granjero's delicious Fresh Cactus Salad with cilantro, onions, and tomatoes. After the demonstration, stay and order dinner! Space is limited and registration is required. Register at www....

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An Evening with Lori Nelson Spielman

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-16-2014 under

Enjoy an evening of chocolates as Lori Nelson Spielman talks about the inspiration for her debut novel, The Life List. As a teacher, Lori is accustomed to giving homework assignments, so each audience member will receive his or her own 'life...

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-01-2014 under

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the fifth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join...

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Finding Literary Gold When Researching for Your Detective Novel

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-01-2014 under

Everyone loves the idea of being an armchair detective. It's one reason crime novels are so popular. But readers are sophisticated and picky—they want their crime fiction to be based in verifiable fact. So, how can you make sure your novel...

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The Other Side of Immigration

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Submitted 05-01-2014 under

Join us for a screening of The Other Side of Immigration. The film is based on 700 interviews in Mexican towns where half the population has left to work in the United States. The film explores why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens...

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Hunger Action Week, Eat Local Challenge, and urban food innovation

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 08-28-2013 under OPINION

Feeding America West Michigan would like to challenge you to spend $31.50 for the week on food and beverages (the average amount of assistance received by an individual enrolled in SNAP). Local First wants you to pledge to shift $10 a week for 10...

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