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Get cozy with West Michigan's music scene at the WYCE Jammies XIV

by (adrian)

Submitted 02-21-2013 under OPINION

The Jammie awards presentation is the quintessential local music event for West Michigan. Once again hosted by the Intersection and Bells Brewery, 88.1 FM WYCE's event welcomes music lovers of all ages to an evening with 24 local bands back to...

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Ready. Set. Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 02-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

The breadth and depth of Art.Downtown. makes it the most exciting time of year to become involved with the Avenue for the Arts. The largest annual event organized by the Avenue for the Arts, it will feature the work of over 300 local artists....

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Asheville beer reviewer tours Grand Rapids beer scene

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-31-2012 under NEWS

Recently, local beer reviewer Ben Darcie introduced Adam Reinke, “beer ambassador” of Asheville, North Carolina, to the local microbrews of Grand Rapids. The two cities had tied for the title of “Beer City, USA,” in a recent...

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Brewery Vivant pulls a pint for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is having something of a beer renaissance: a spate of new breweries in the past several years, a recent designation as Beer City USA and a much-talked-about exploration of the city’s 170-year brewing history at the public...

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Free Radical showcases local art and Heartside venues

by (MattP)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under OPINION

Free Radical is an art show which not only showcases some of the diverse Grand Rapids art community, but is also a way to explore some incredible spaces and businesses in the Heartside district. The first showing was Friday, October 26, but there is...

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San Chez Bistro unveils new mural by local artist

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

As part of an Artprize entry, Grand Rapids based artist Phanie Mills- Behning has been working day and night to complete an outdoor mural. The mural was commissioned by San Chez Bistro and is located on the wall of the restaurant’s patio at 38...

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Atomic Hoop Troupe to perform in "A Lot of Art"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the words of Doris Humphrey, “There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words.” Local entrepreneur Audria Larsen would tell you there’s no better way to explore movement than...

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Healthy cook-off proves tight budget doesn't mean poor diet

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eat fresh, eat local, eat healthy. Most Americans know what they should eat, but for low-income families, the question is how. On day two of Hunger Action Week 2012, the Healthy Food Cook-Off at United Church Outreach Ministry will provide some...

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Veggie Van brings fresh local produce to the NE side of town

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 08-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The YMCA Veggie Van, touted as “West Michigan's first and only mobile farmers market,” is out visiting between 15 to 18 sites in Grand Rapids every week. In May they branched out beyond the SE neighborhoods. They added their first...

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In the midst of Restaurant Week, Wealthy Street eatery gives back

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Right now in Grand Rapids, 60-some local restaurants are wooing customers with jazzed-up menus and ostentatious specials. This week, Brick Road Pizza Co. in the Wealthy Street Business District, is going another route. Co-owner Cindy Talbert decided...

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