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The New Ada Fresh Market

On Sunday the 14th, the new Ada Fresh Market opened up in place of Kingma’s Market on Ada Drive. The new Fresh Market features a full-service Starbucks with seating. The layout of the market was very similar to its predecessor Kingma’s, but featured more standard grocery items rather than a specialty. The Ada Fresh Market is an added location to the popular grocery center, Forest Hills Foods. In many ways, The Ada Fresh Market is…

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Outside Coffee Co. Deserves a Standing Ovation.

In the last few months, a little something new appeared on Instagram, pictures of friends sipping coffee inside clear bubbles bedazzled in lights? An exquisite and charming environment to enjoy coffee and converse with friends, has caught the attention of many in the Grand Rapids area. Sure there are dozens of coffee shops around town, with excellent coffee and aesthetics, but Outside Coffee Co., is the first-of-its-kind in Grand Rapids. Located on Wealthy Street, this coffee…

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FHE Theatre: “I Hate Shakespeare”

Every fall the students of FHE put on a fall play. These plays range from tragedies, to full-blown comedic geniuses. This year was no exception, parodying the works of the great William Shakespeare. The “I Hate Shakespeare” play allowed for students and adults alike to transcend into their former trauma, high school and college English class. Many recall Shakespeare simply as a jumble of old-English words that make no sense to the average mind, but…

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We tried local coffee shops & here are our thoughts

The journalism staff here at the Hawk Herald visited locally owned coffee shops to determine what places are worth your time & money. We chatted with baristas, got to know their business, & sampled their products. Continue reading to see our opinions of: The Sparrows Coffee & Tea, PaLatte Coffee & Art, & Roots Brew shop. If you visit, let them know The Hawk Herald sent you! The Sparrows Coffee & Tea  1035 Wealthy St.…

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The Great Alone is not your ordinary coming of age story

The Great Alone is a twisted tale in a riveting 438 pages. Usually, a book this size would take me about a half a week to finish, this book took me four hours to finish. Yet, those four hours felt like I had lived years in Leni’s shoes. The Great Alone takes place in Alaska, 1974. The Great Alone is a tale of survival, heartbreak & the ultimate test on a families bond. Thirteen-year-old Leni…

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