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Want to know more about Grand Rapids, Michigan, the medium sized city with more art, culture, music, and activities than you can shake a stick at? Do you want to go Beyond the city to the beach towns along Lake Michigan to the West, or the Upper Peninsula (The U.P.) to the North, or the multitude of hiking and biking trails, parks, entertainment and excitement in every direction? In this show we're exploring the people, places, and experiences that make this beautiful spot in West Michigan such an amazing starting point. Whether you're new to the area or have been here for years, there's always something interesting to learn about.

Grand Rapids and Beyond Rick Villanueva

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Want to know more about Grand Rapids, Michigan, the medium sized city with more art, culture, music, and activities than you can shake a stick at? Do you want to go Beyond the city to the beach towns along Lake Michigan to the West, or the Upper Peninsula (The U.P.) to the North, or the multitude of hiking and biking trails, parks, entertainment and excitement in every direction? In this show we're exploring the people, places, and experiences that make this beautiful spot in West Michigan such an amazing starting point. Whether you're new to the area or have been here for years, there's always something interesting to learn about.

    Eating at The Commons with the Guys in GR Eats

    Eating at The Commons with the Guys in GR Eats

    Dave, Will, and Joey are hosts of the GR Eats Podcast. Each episode they chose a Restaurant in Grand Rapids or around West Michigan, eat there, and talk about their experience.

    I reached out to them to come on the show to talk about the Restaurant scene. Instead they invited me out to eat with them and we ended up checking out The Commons which is a very vintage feeling restaurant in Grand Rapids. As soon as we finished eating we went back and recorded this joint episode in their style. This is our experience. Enjoy.

    The Commons
    547 Cherry St SE Suite C
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Check Out GR Eats Podcast and Subscribe
    Website: grandrapidseats.net
    Instagram: @gr_eats_podcast
    Twitter: @eatsgr

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Urban Farming and Cultivating Healthy Communities with Jessica Harrison

    Urban Farming and Cultivating Healthy Communities with Jessica Harrison

    Jessica Harrison is the Executive Director at Urban Roots, a Community Farm in South East Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Their mission is to Cultivate Healthy Communities through genuine interaction, shared meals, and a classroom for experimental learning.

    In the episode you'll hear all about how you, yes you, can learn to grow your own food. But we're also talking community and how working together can unite and empower people.

    Check out Urban Roots to learn how to volunteer and be sure to Follow
    Website: https://www.urbanrootsgr.org/
    Instagram: @urbanrootsgr
    Facebook: @urbanrootsgr
    Twitter: @urbanrootsgr
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/urban-roots-grand-rapids/

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    • 38 min
    Geeks, Introverts, Shy People, and Ending Loneliness with David Good

    Geeks, Introverts, Shy People, and Ending Loneliness with David Good

    David Good is the creator and organizer of two local meetup groups on Meetup.com: 1. West Michigan Geeks and 2. West Michigan Introverts, Shy People, and Social Anxiety. He also created a national group called Let's End Loneliness in which people across the US can interact on Zoom. David and I discuss what led to the creation of  these groups and how they have affected the lives of not only its members but David as well. If you are a Geek, Introvert, a Shy Person, have Social Anxiety or are just lonely and want someone to talk to, this episode is for you.

    David's Recommended Anime
    Demon Slayer
    My Roommate is a Cat

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    Meetup.com: West Michigan Geeks
    Meetup.com: West Michigan Introverts, Shy People, and Social Anxiety
    Meetup.com: Let's End Loneliness

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    Instagram: @wmgeeks
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wmgeeks
    Twitter: @wmgeeks

    David Recommends the Meetup Group, West Michigan Out & About

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    • 39 min
    Day Tripping with Jackie Send

    Day Tripping with Jackie Send

    Jackie Send is a travel blogger documenting Day Trips with her family in the Midwest and Michigan. In this episode we're talking about Day Trips, our love for West Michigan, sunken ships, why Muskegon is a sleeper town, the beauty of Holland, enjoying Grand Haven in the winter and so much more.

    Check out Jackie's travels and be sure to Follow
    Blog Site: www.frommichiganwithloveblog.com
    Instagram: @frommichiganwithloveblog

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    • 50 min

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