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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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New food co-op forming in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-16-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new food cooperative, the Grand Rapids Food Coop Initiative (GRFCI), is forming and “working to start a community owned, cooperative grocery store in the heart of Grand Rapids.” The development board includes Linda Jones,  ...

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Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

by (Local First)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Local First will hold their 12th annual Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, on Saturday, June 6 outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight. In addition to a long and varied music set, there will also be Founders beer, local...

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks will be holding their second annual bicycle festival and fundraiser event "Crank" on Saturday, May 30 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Spoke Folks Bicycle Co-op (221 Logan St SW). All proceeds from sales will benefit their...

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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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