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Grand Rapids resident to be honored with prestigious Athena Award from U of M

Submitted 03-18-2014 under NEWS

Lorissa MacAllister, president and founder of Enviah consulting and research in Cascade, will honored with an Athena Award for leading in health and wellness design.

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Rediscovering Merze Tate: A remarkable African-American woman who grew up in our own backyard

Submitted 03-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Discover how an African-America girl growing up in rural Michigan during the early 1900s overcame hurdles to achieve phenomenal success as an educator, world traveler and more -- an amazing story almost lost in the dusty archives at WMU.

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Women at the Bar: Grand Rapids Attorneys in the 1870s - 1970s

Submitted 03-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Learn about the pioneering female attorneys in Grand Rapids who were among the first to venture into the male-dominated legal profession in a presentation March 13 by GVSU professor Ruth Stevens.

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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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Snowy owls flock to West Michigan

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

The snowy owl, a bird native to the Arctic region, is once again making appearances in West Michigan. Several sightings of the majestic bird have been reported and have prompted curiosity as to why the bird is flying so far south.

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Nixohn Harder's family optimistic of full recovery

Submitted 12-04-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Nixohn Harder, 4 months old, is recovering and doing well after a complicated heart surgery. He has been problem free for a month or so now and the family is optimistic of his continued recovery.

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'Holiday It Forward' provides unconventional method of giving

Submitted 11-17-2013 under NEWS

Community members are passing along envelopes stuffed with cash throughout the Grand Rapids area. The envelopes are connected to Holiday It Forward, a nonprofit program implemented locally that encourages individuals to assist the needy during the holiday season.

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Ethical responsibility to panhandlers

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

With the increasing presence of panhandlers in the greater Grand Rapids area, citizens are left with a dilemma of how to best help people in need

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Kent County's Garbage Tour Educates and Informs

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GRCC's "Greater Grand Rapids Garbage Tour" revealed pros and cons of the county's current waste handling system.

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Are Your Prescription Drugs or Medicare Premiums Costing Too Much?

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

The cost of health care and prescriptions can be crippling for many older adults. For those on Medicare, there may be ways to help reduce these costs.

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