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Hungry? Two burgeoning local groups point you to the city's best eats

What began as one man's Facebook group has turned into a delicious resource for thousands of hungry -- and thirsty -- Grand Rapids residents. As the city boasts an ever-growing list of culinary choices, Tiffany Ewigleben discovers how EatGR and DrinkGR connect people around the table.

FTparks

Take a hike: Ten favorite West Michigan trails to explore this fall

As beach days disappear, the hiking scene in West Michigan heats up, with hidden urban paths, colorful trails through the woods, and the promise of cross-country skiing to Lake Michigan during the colder months sustaining us until spring. Rapid Growth gives you ten hikes to try, so tie your boots and get ready to see the city from a new vantage.

FTmayor

G-Sync: Mayor Heartwell cleans up well

As we begin the next decade of river restoration work in Grand Rapids, Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen talks with Mayor Heartwell about the mighty Grand River's past and future.

Linda Otterbridge

UIX: Linda Otterbridge pushes women in business to Hook A Sista Up

Hook A Sista Up, founded by Linda Otterbridge, offers women the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring with other women leaders. Matthew Russell finds out how collaboration, connection, and competition are helping female entrepreneurs launch their businesses with the right kind of support in this week's Urban Innovation Exchange.

Nic Scobey

Do Good: Catherine's Health Center's Indoor Walking Program ramps up for its 12th year

Catherine's Health Center, a nonprofit health clinic in northeast Grand Rapids, is teaming up with Grand Rapids Community College's Nursing program and Kent Hills Elementary to roll out its indoor walking program for the 12th year. Do Good editor Victoria Mullen delves into the issue of access to fitness facilities and healthcare -- and finds out where and when you can walk for free.

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