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The Local Beet: Celebrating the bounty of the season as a member of a community supported agriculture farm

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under OPINION

Besides growing your own food, being a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm is an excellent way to be connected to local farmers and the land they cultivate. As a member of a CSA, a family (or individual) pays the farmer a fee...

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South East Area Farmer's Market gets a new home

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-22-2010 under OPINION

Summer is here and that means many of us in the City of Grand Rapids are enjoying one of our favorite pastimes; visiting our local farmer's market. The local farmer's market can be an invaluable asset to the community. It is no secret that urban...

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Wine tasting, documentary screening, hors d'oeuvres 6/17

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 06-09-2010 under NONPROFITS

Art of the Table and Electric Cheetah / Eel, along with Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre, are presenting the Grand Rapids premiere of the winemaking documentary, "Blood Into Wine," June 7.  More information about the event (including...

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The Local Beet: Change Taking Root in the Lunch Line

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-21-2010 under OPINION

There is an ever-growing revolution happening in cafeterias around the country – people want to change what is in their lunchline at work, school, and in hospitals. This week, I joined over 500 people – from activists, to nutritionists, to food...

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Trip the Light : Never an event like this before

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

ArtPeers, an arts organization encouraging local art, and Dance in the Annex (DITA), a contemporary dance collaborative, are hosting the premiere of something completely unique in Grand Rapids: Trip The Light 04.14.10 at Wealthy Theatre, doors at...

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The Jammies XI Recap: celebrating local music and community

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

The 11th Annual WYCE Jammie Awards have come and gone, and there are so many great memories from the night.  Nearly 1,200 Grand Rapidians came together to celebrate local music and to give back to their community. The awards ceremony did not...

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Attention Local Artists!

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-16-2009 under NONPROFITS

Call for Entries: dis.place.ment dis.place.ment, an international juried exhibition. As part of an ongoing commitment to promote challenging, innovative practices in the visual arts, this exhibition's open framework serves as a catalyst for a...

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Not Just My Neighbor: A Friendship from Poverty

by (dking89)

Submitted 10-19-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

I carry in several bags of groceries; Mary has half a bag. I carry in a bag with brightly colored shirts for my son for school from a retail chain clothing store; Mary carries in a clear plastic bag that a friend had dropped off for her of...

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Opinion: Taking a Look at Expectations for Rapidian Content

by (drewsa9)

Submitted 09-29-2009 under OPINION

For every person shot by a gun in this city, there are hundreds who challenge their own belief system, learn something about themselves and reach a new level of awareness. For every person involved in a car accident, there are hundreds of parents,...

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Local First Seeks Volunteers

by (Local First)

Submitted 09-23-2009 under NONPROFITS

Are you interested in supporting local business, encouraging sustainability, and strengthening community? If so, Local First wants YOU to join its volunteer team! We are a non-profit organization supporting the West Michigan economy by promoting...

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