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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian's citizen journalism provides rare guide to Grand Rapids

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under OPINION

I moved to the greater Grand Rapids area as a freshman at Grand Valley State University in 2009. Besides the college visit, I had never been to Grand Rapids. My college years were mostly spent at the main campus in Allendale, with only three classes...

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market opens the Outdoor Farmers Market for the third season this Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. when approximately 35 farmers and fresh food artisans will open their stands in the Outdoor Market Shed. The opening will be...

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New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) is working with several Community Partners on a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE. They hope to contribute to community transformation, neighborhood revitalization and ecological...

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Logan's Alley to celebrate 15 years with week of giving back

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

Logan's Alley will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary from May 10 to May 15 with a week of brewery specialties and giving back to local nonprofits.   After kicking off the week by rolling back prices to their original 2000 amounts...

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Light Impressions

by (Merizon Studio)

Submitted 03-15-2015 under

Join us in celebrating the opening of Light Impressions, art exibit for local artists, Kathleen Kalinowski and Connie Kuhnle with a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception on Saturday, May 16th from 4 pm to 8pm. The show will run through Saturday, June...

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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market prides itself on being the 3rd best place to get food- next to having a personal garden and buying directly from a farmer. What started as an online store called Artisan Food is now a market that connects with farmers to...

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Marie Catribs serves sustainability

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib’s is known for their Mediterranean influenced meals all made from scratch, but there is another element at the heart of their food. “When you make food for people you have to do it with love and a good conscience,”...

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Women's Symposium to tackle gender roles, environmental issues

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

The 4th annual Women and the Environment Symposium presented by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will be tackling problems like environmental justice and gender issues, and aims to leave participants with...

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"The Cast Away Tour" Send Off.

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 01-29-2015 under

"The Cast Away Tour" Is a 10 week tour that Fable The Poet will be going on starting May 10th. This event is a last rally for funds, and one last going away party before he hits the road! There will be 3 DJ's 3 Features and 3 Special...

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More than 20 local groups to perform at WYCE Jammie Awards

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

On Friday, February 13, the Grand Rapids independent radio station WYCE will host a five-and-a-half-hour long award show featuring a long list of favorite Michigan musicians. The Jammie awards showcase and honor the work of local musicians and...

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