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Alger Heights

Talking about mental illness

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Raising awareness for mental illness starts in our community and our own homes

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Mental Health issues; Who do we call?

Submitted 10-02-2014 under OPINION

Suicide, along with violence between law enforcement and residents of the United States, is rapidly growing while tolerance is disappearing. Lives are being lost, destroyed and turned upside down while mentally ill people are falling into the cracks of our legal system.

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"Bike the Foodscape" with OKT Saturday

Submitted 09-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

“Bike the Foodscape” 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27 at G R Ford Academic Center. 2-mile bike tour with stops at ten educational destinations

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Cutting curbs to clean a creek

Submitted 09-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards aims to reduce stormwater pollution and beautify a Grand Rapids Neighborhood.

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Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.

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Saturday! National "Bike to Market" event at Southeast Area Farmers' Market

Submitted 08-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Bike to Market Saturday Aug. 9. Meet at Browning Claytor Health Centerto ride to the market. From 12-2 p.m., the market will feature free bike tune ups courtesy of The Spoke Folks, kids’ crafts and bike decorating DJ Deririck "Vito" Hollowell.

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Neighborhood cupcake, ice cream shop adds savory to sweet with expansion

Submitted 07-15-2014 under NEWS

Sweet Mellisa's, a two year old Alger Heights shop, has recently completed the development of its interior cafe complete with new menu.

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Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.

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Drop off your Christmas tree for free

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

From January 2 through the end of the month, residents can bring their Christmas trees to one of four city park locations for free disposal.

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Our Infertility Story: Struggling to find support in the #1 city to raise a family

Submitted 11-14-2013 under VOICES

Recently diagnosed with infertility, we have been frustrated by the lack of support available in Grand Rapids. We are reaching out to Grand Rapidians to share our story, create a support group and locate a support group meeting space.

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