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Grand Opening of Nourish Organic Market

Grand Opening of Nourish Organic Market

Local businesses are a big deal in Grand Rapids.  We even have an organization called Local First!

Where to get an inexpensive oil change

Where to get an inexpensive oil change

These days every penny counts in our budget and sometimes we can be caught off guard by things like an oil change.  They're necessary but sometimes we forget to pencil them into our budget.  So when the time comes do you just go to your old faithful car service business?  Or do you spend time trying to find a place that can offer you a discount?  This is an area that doesn't have to kill your budget and upset your week.  Here are some local places that offer low costs or discounts to help you out when you find yourself in this kind of situation:

Utility and service assistance forum is Tuesday!

Utility and service assistance forum is Tuesday!

News Release: (Grand Rapids, MI August 8, 2011):  Do you need help with your DTE utility bill? Community Energy Solutions in partnership with WARM, THAW and Department of Human Services can help you. Several organizations will be available to assist you with shutoffs, service transfers, home heating credits, payment plan options, budgeting assistance and any other issue that you may have. Come out and get the help you need the same day!

 

Handicapped accessibility friendly site. This is a free event open to the general public. There will be two sessions where energy assistance solutions information will be provided to the community. Come and learn how to make your home energy efficient.

Bohemia Too Liquidation Sale

Bohemia Too Liquidation Sale

If you've been in Grand Rapids any length of time you've probably seen or shopped at Little Bohemia that used to be downtown on Monroe Center but moved a little South awhile back and went by the name Bohemia Too.  It is sad to say that they are now closed...

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Grill Your Veggies to Perfection

Grill Your Veggies to Perfection

Written by Matthew Russell

Apart from mosquitoes, ants and sunburn, grilling season is just about the perfect time of year. And while many conjure thoughts of short ribs slathered with sauce when they think of barbecue, the start of summer holds opportunity for delicious dishes for herbivores, too.

Because of the size and shape of many vegetables apart from, say, corn on the cob, being tossed on a standard grill is akin to being thrown directly into a fire. And cooking your veggies evenly without scorching them to carbon is quite another task. There's hope, though, and it comes in several forms.

Jousting a line of mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and cob-lets with soaked shish kebob sticks has long been a trick of the vegetable griller, but new flexible grilling skewers offer an even better option.

Grand Rapids City Store

Grand Rapids City Store

While stumbling around the official City of Grand Rapids website I found out that the city has its own online store! The website, located here offers shirts, sweatshirts, caps, pens, and other fun items all branded with the official Grand Rapids city logo.

Check out the selection, order yourself something nice, and be proud to be a Rapidian!

Fulton Street Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow

Fulton Street Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow

The Fulton Street Farmers Market returns to regular summer hours tomorrow May 7th. The Farmers Market opens at 8am. and usually closes by 3 depending on traffic. The Market is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until Christmas.  

A Grand Rapids institution since 1922 commonly known as "the Farmer's Market," the Fulton Street Market offers locally-grown fruits and vegetables, plants and home-made arts and crafts. Reap the benefits and pleasures of freshly-picked fruits and vegetables, as well as hand-made items!