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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 24 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NEWS

Kent County enters the weekend with 906 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 related deaths. Statewide, there are now 36,641 confirmed cases and 3,085 related deaths. These numbers, reported by the State of Michigan, are as of today, April 24. Shared in...

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Grand Rapids restaurants offering carryout and delivery services amid COVID-19-related shutdowns

by (B. L. Townsend)

Submitted 03-18-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

In light of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's March 16 executive order to shut down dine-in services at all restaurants and ban gatherings of more than 50 people amid the COVID-19 outbreak, restaurants in Grand Rapids are offering carryout, delivery,...

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Three highlights for Small Business Saturday

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we enter another holiday season and our media is completely overtaken by corporations pushing the next big sale, it can be easy to overlook an easily accessible shopping option. However, visiting Grand Rapids businesses during the holidays is an...

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Local First aims to help businesses create community change with upcoming equity workshop

by (Local First)

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Change doesn’t come from individuals alone. At Local First, we believe that business can instigate positive change within a community. Not only does local business help create and stabilize communities, it has a major role in creating a...

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Shop local this holiday season

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 12-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s time to think small this holiday season. While Small Business Saturday may be behind us, you can still make an impact in your community by shopping at small businesses this holiday season. If you have holiday shopping to tackle, we...

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Lakeshore Fork Fest

by (Local First)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under

Raise your forks with us! Join Local First for an incredible evening featuring local restaurants, farms, grocers, bakeries, breweries, and more! The EventGuests will have the opportunity to sample the best that these food purveyors have to...

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Local First's 13th annual Street Party features mix of Michigan performance artists

by (Local First)

Submitted 04-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Whether you like electronic, folk, hip hop, blues or indie, the Local First Street Party has you covered. This year's lineup highlights a varied spectrum of Michigan's talented musicians. Performances include headliner Joshua Davis...

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In Season: November 21, 2015

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 11-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Just Arrived: Garland Wreaths Christmas Trees (Arriving Soon) Produce: Acorn Squash Apples (Multiple Varieties) Arugula Beets (Red, Golden, Candy Cane) Bok Choy Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Butternut Squash Cabbage (Regular, Purple) Carrots...

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In Season: October 24, 2015

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 10-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Produce: Acorn Squash Apples (Multiple Varieties) Arugula Basil Beans Beets (Red, Golden, Candy Cane) Bok Choy Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Butternut Squash Cabbage (Regular, Purple) Carrots Cauliflower Celery Cilantro Dill Egg Plant Garlic Garlic...

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Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

by (Local First)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Local First will hold their 12th annual Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, on Saturday, June 6 outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight. In addition to a long and varied music set, there will also be Founders beer, local...

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