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Grand Rapids Football Club wins home opener

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids FC opened up their 2017 home schedule on Sunday May, 21 with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Torrent at Houseman Field. GRFC found themselves trailing 2-0 at the 11-minute mark of play in the first half. They went on to score three...

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Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace returns, providing platform for artists, artisans, entrepreneurs

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Beginning next weekend and continuing through the summer, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market welcomes back their second year of the Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace for entrepreneurs, artisans and artists. The Made in MI Pop-Up Marketplace focuses solely...

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Light Gallery + Studio features local artists for their first Art.Downtown April 8

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 04-05-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Light Gallery + Studio opened during ArtPrize 2016, only three weeks after curator Erika Townsley and owner Matthew Provoast moved into their live-work space through Dwelling Place. A live-work unit is a space that combines your workspace with your...

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Local musicians talk community, music while preparing for GRPM Planetarium show April 6

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Loo and Sam can be found performing and connecting with the community all over Grand Rapids. The band started in 2012. Emma Loo was raised in Lowell and Sam was raised in Chicago. With their unique psychedelic folk sound, the band has taken off...

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Aquinas College spring play opens cast to community members to promote social change

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-29-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Randy Wyatt has directed over 60 productions. "Love and Information" has a large cast and the casting process was opened up to community members. This play ties in to spreading the word about Aquinas’ new major, Theatre for Social...

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Celebrating Mexicains Sans Frontieres with ten years of community involvement

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Hugo Claudin talks about his community work and events at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. How did Mexicains Sans Frontieres get started? “Mexicains Sans Frontieres started around 2006 when I moved into my loft on the Avenue of the Arts. A friend...

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New craft beer bottle shop opens downtown

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

At three in the afternoon on Saturday, opening festivities for Grand Rapids’ new Craft Beer Cellar are well under way. The patrons are a blend of brewery folk-in-the-know, curious market-goers following the siren song of multiple “open...

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"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

After 11 year old boys Benjamin and Henry get into a fight on the playground, resulting in one child getting hit in the mouth and losing a few teeth, the four parents meet to discuss the unpleasantness calmly and politely. However, as tempers rise...

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Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition welcomes national judge, rewards local talent

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Over the last several years, Grand Rapids has been the scene of a burgeoning, multifaceted poetry movement. Visitors to open mic nights such as Eastown Hookah Lounge’s Smokin’ Spoken Word and Stella Lounge’s The Drunken Retort will...

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In Season: November 12, 2016

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Items to Watch: Cranberries Apple Cider Turkey's (Be sure to sign up for yours) Produce: Acorn Squash Apples (Multiple Varieties) Beans (Dried) Beets (Red & Golden) Bok Choy Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Butternut Squash Cabbage Carrots...

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