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Prices on locally grown organic food reveal hard truth

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

Nourish Organic Market is conveniently located mere blocks away from where I live, so when I needed some potatoes and a tomato to make dinner one evening, I just took a walk. I picked out my items—not paying attention to their prices because I...

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First annual Art Outdoor Project draws attention to Grand Rapids with local art

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

Five local artists have been selected to have their work displayed on billboards along state highways this summer, from June 29 until October 3, for a new project developed by Experience Grand Rapids. The Art Outdoor Project aims to use ...

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Blending groceries with a cause, the Southeast Area Farmer’s Market brings together local vendors and produce to help make natural food more accessible to the area. Located at Garfield Park (2111 Madison SE) on Fridays and the Gerald R. Ford...

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In Season: July 18, 2015

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 07-17-2015 under NONPROFITS

New Items: Peaches Apricots Corn Produce: Apples (early cooking) Apricots Arugula Basil Beans (Green, Yellow, Flava) Beets (Red, Golden, Candy Cane) Blueberries Bok Choy Brocco-Kale Broccoli Cabbage (Regular, Napa) Carrots Cauliflower (White,...

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Wealthy Theatre invites public to major press conference

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

A press conference, scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre, will reveal several major announcements about the culmination of a multi-year project to upgrade and "green" the theatre. "There...

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Voting 101: Getting clear about rights, responsibilities at polls

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids will be holding Primary Elections on August 4 and City General Elections on November 3. With the Primaries drawing closer, questions like photo ID requirements, employee rights to leave work and whether or not your...

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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has wards, precincts, neighborhoods and quadrants. This can be sometimes be confusing. Understanding what wards and precincts are, and how they differentiate from neighborhoods and quadrants, is important for local elections. Wards are...

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Mayoral debate to combine citizen questions, co-moderator leadership

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center is hosting a mayoral debate on July 15, 2015 at the Wealthy Theater. The mayoral candidates debating are Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard Lee. The...

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Grand Rapids Public Library hosts exhibit featuring history of local cartoonists

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Cartoonists of Grand Rapids exhibit uncovers a rich history of local cartoonists biographies and artwork, and will be available at the free event that runs from July 1 until August 15 at the Grand Rapids Public Library Downtown Branch (111...

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Doughnut shop's new design creates gathering space for community

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

What was once an espionage-themed doughnut shop has evolved into a modern pastry store and hangout. Located at 117 Division Ave S, Propaganda Doughnuts provides a more open environment for its consumers and community than its previous iteration....

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