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Photo by Jim and Carol Carpenter.
Eastown Ministries reach out to community

At Eastown Ministries, a punching bag hangs next to a painting of a cross. “We’re between the street and the church,...

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Fulton Street Farmers Market provides locally grown food year-round

Founded shortly after World War I, the Fulton Street Farmers Market has provided Grand Rapids with fresh produce for alm...

Photo courtesy Eastown Community Association.
Eastown Halloween walk livens neighborhood

Eastown trick-or-treaters showed off their costumes in the business district on Monday, Oct. 29. Almost 20 businesses p...

This artwork by REB, popular Grand Rapids artist, is located at Marie Catrib's, one of East Hills' most popular restaurants.  File photo.
East Hills Council presents neighborhood plan

Neighborhood activist Gabriel Works offered a nine-point plan for neighborhood improvement in Grand Rapids to the East H...

Rowster used the website Kickstarter to raise funds for their coffee subscription service, Regular Coffee.  Photo by Brittany Beezhold
Rowster pioneers coffee subscription service

A warm cup of coffee between your hands, the smell of roasting coffee beans and the sound of the espresso machine steami...

The theatre hosts a variety of community events like films, lectures, concerts and conventions.
Wealthy Street Theater focuses on sustainability

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the Wealthy Street Theatre. This anniversary brought about discussions concern...

The Electric Cheetah, a local-focus, LEED certified restaurant in Eastown, is one of several Bear Manor properties.  File photo
Calvin alumni nurture strong, sustainable Eastown community

When Heather Van Dyke-Titus was a Calvin student, Wealthy Street “wasn’t even on [her] radar.” She now owns some o...

Street art is prevalent in Eastown, especially during Street Fair.  Photo by Brittany Beezhold
Eastown Street Fair: Like no other

For the Eastown community, Street Fair is a time when local art, food and music strands mix together to form the eclecti...