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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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Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during holidays

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 12-09-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

This holiday season, shopping locally is a way to keep your dollars in the local community while supporting small business owners. On average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than...

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Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Show showcases craft products, purveyors

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-26-2014 under OPINION

At this year’s International Wine, Beer and Food Festival at DeVos Place, wine was the prominent focus. The Vineyard, or Steelcase Ballroom, was filled with more than 1,000 different wines for attendees to sample. The selection varied from...

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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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