Local beat-maker aims to use Grand Rapids to the fullest

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Music producer Shane “SuGR Shane” Sloan’s roots in music go back to early in his life. A native to Grand Rapids hailing from the northwest side, Sloan remembers his first experiences playing the keyboard. “I’ve always...

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Kick off the season: Kickstand Kickoff 2014

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Brewery Vivant and The Spoke Folks will host Kickstand Kickoff, a festive event featuring family friendly games, demonstrations, live music and beer. What better way to kick off the Grand Rapids cycling...

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Staying true to your roots at Gaia Cafe

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-25-2014 under OPINION

Nestled near the corner of Cherry Street and Diamond Avenue in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood, Gaia Café has been dishing out its vegetarian fare since 1983. In Greek mythology, the goddess Gaia was depicted as the mother of the earth and...

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Meet civic investor Ben Oliver: Investing in voice

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-18-2014 under VOICES

Prior to his move to Grand Rapids, civic investor Ben Oliver attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. “During my time there I was focused on getting good grades, developing my intellect and discovering myself and my personal...

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Meet civic investor Roberta King: Investing in passion

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES

Since its conception in 2009, The Rapidian has come to be "one of the boys" when it comes to local media. Civic investor Roberta King was a part of its launching process and remembers the early days fondly. "There were a lot of people...

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Multimedia, modern dance concert to be held at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 04-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Presale tickets go on sale today for the original Dance in the Annex production of "TRIP THE LIGHT: KISS THE SKY." The event will take place May 10 at Wealthy Theatre. Presented by Founders Brewing Co., "TRIP THE LIGHT" is Grand...

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Food truck to cook creative meals on the move

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

Fans of the Silver Spork will see a familiar truck in Grand Rapids this spring. A Moveable Feast, a food truck business "emphasizing locally and responsibly raised ingredients," bought the Silver Spork vehicle and plans to be making mobile...

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Wealthy Theatre LaughFest: diverse, edgy, experimental, local

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wealthy Theatre has partnered with LaughFest since the comedy festival’s first year, hosting national headliners - and presenting original, local events. This week Wealthy Theatre presents two homegrown events, with a focus on experimentation...

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Sparkle and shine: AIGA West Michigan celebrates its first annual Fellow Awards

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 02-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) West Michigan will host its first annual Fellow Awards, HULLABALOO, honoring two of their brightest stars, Steve Frykholm and Yang Kim. The AIGA West Michigan Fellow Award "recognizes seasoned designers...

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In Season: February 1, 2014

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 02-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

Currently Available: Apples Carrots Cabbage Squash Kale Daikon Radish Lettuce Greens Micro Greens Wheat Grass Potatoes Turnips Beets Celery Root Parsnips Onions Garlic Leeks Winter Squash Pie Pumpkins Chicken Milk Beef Lamp Pork Eggs (chicken)...

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