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EatGR, FoodCircles ask West Michigan to raise forks for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Food. It’s an essential part of life and, increasingly, an essential part of Grand Rapids’ identity. But even as the local restaurant scene is flourishing, thousands of families in our community are struggling to get enough to eat. This...

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Flat Lander's creates own line of craft spirits for Barstillery™ concept

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

In Grand Rapids there are a plethora of breweries and brewpubs that have found great success. For Gregg Palazzolo and Robert Grimes, owners of Flat Lander's (855 Michigan St NE), they are hoping the same rings true for distilleries, or in...

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Local First Annual Meeting & LocalMotion Awards

by (svanderberg)

Submitted 11-13-2014 under

Local First's Fifth Annual Meeting & LocalMotion Awards is a night for Local First members to connect with each other over our shared vision and continue to create a stronger, more sustainable local economy in West Michigan. All Local First...

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Bloom Ferments embraces growth, raises kombucha awareness in community

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapidians are no strangers to fermentation. Often the end product of fermentation is beer, something for which this city is highly regarded. But beer is not the only product created as a by-product of fermentation. Popular fermented foods are...

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Wholesale food hub makes local ingredients more accessible to restaurants

by (caithoop)

Submitted 10-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Michigan is an agricultural mecca, with farms and orchards populating the fields of West Michigan. According to the Farm Bureau, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse in the United States. Year round, Grand Rapids chefs have a diverse...

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Pushing Boundaries with Free Radical 2014

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize wrapped up, there’s jovial wonderment for the arts lingering that filled the streets and a community brought together, but the excitement of ArtPrize will become merely a fleeting, ephemeral moment for most in little time....

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What's on Tap: October 9-15

by (caithoop)

Submitted 10-09-2014 under NEWS

B.O.B.’s Brewery Hopsun, Belgian summer whit AHA Bread Beer, Belgian saison Full On IPA, India pale ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Crimson King, amber ale Blondie, golden ale Spooky Action, way beyond IPA Robert the Barrel, bourbon...

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Raise a Glass, Solve Hunger at Brewery Vivant

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under

Brewery Vivant is all about drinking good beer for a good cause. On Monday, Oct. 13, that cause is local hunger relief. From open to close, the brewery will donate 25 percent of food and drink sales to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. In...

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October's First Friday event to feature ArtPrize venues

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

On the first Friday of every month, Grand Rapids residents and visitors are invited to the galleries, shops and eateries of the South Division corridor to check out new events and features. The month of October brings an electrifying feel to the...

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Five local galleries showcase ArtPrize entries

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

With over 174 venues participating in ArtPrize this year, five of them exist as exhibiting galleries year round within the ArtPrize boundaries. Calvin College’s (106) Gallery (106 South Division Avenue) has created an exhibition...

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