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Submitted 03-06-2015 under VOICES
When I went on a mission to start a new trend where healthy eating and living would be a priority, I brought that mission not only to myself but to my children, my grandmother and my community.
Submitted 03-04-2015 under NEWS
NKCS provides services such as food and clothing pantries, meals delivery to shut-in senior citizens, and tax preparation assistance, with the goal of leading those in need toward self-sufficiency.
Submitted 03-04-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
Women of Craft Beer, a panel hosted by the Downtown Market, will address women's role in the beer industry.
Submitted 03-04-2015 under NONPROFITS
WZZM13 meteorologist, Aaron Ofseyer,talks about one of his wins in health and fitness.
Submitted 03-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
The event "Soup @ Fulton Street Farmers Market," coming up on March 21 during regular Market winter hours, is just one of many ways that community is built at our largest and oldest farmers market.
Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
A local business woman's love for Grand Rapids inspired her new company. To keep her going, she finds encouragement meeting with a community of women entrepreneurs.
Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS
Dan Biederman, who revived Bryant Park in New York City from an under-used unsafe public space to the most densely-used and widely-praised public park in the country, will be speaking at the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series on March 12.
Investing in our neighborhood schools is a key element in creating excellent neighborhoods. Jacqueline Edelberg, co-author of a book on building strong neighborhood schools, will be speaking at Congress Elementary on March 12.
With rising healthcare costs, employers are offering creative incentives and programs to encourage healthy behaviors like participating in Gazelle Girl.
Submitted 03-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
Grand Rapids native Darrin Doyle's latest book of short stories "The Dark Will End The Dark" to be released by Tortoise Books
Submitted 03-02-2015 under NONPROFITS
Heartwell answered questions from local citizens on Monday night, like one from Rapidian intern Maddie Forshee about city provisions for its homeless population during the cold months.
The event will offer massages, hors d'oeuvres and caricatures, and give attendees ideas for what they can do to help women in crisis in Grand Rapids.
Submitted 03-02-2015 under OPINION
Because the vast majority of food related sicknesses were due to something ingested 12-48 hours prior to feeling symptions, the last restaurant that you ate at likely did not cause your illness.
Submitted 02-27-2015 under NONPROFITS
In their new book, two Calvin professors are urging scientists and policymakers to look Beyond GDP in defining economic success in an age of resource depletion.
Submitted 02-26-2015 under NONPROFITS
Ten charitable organizations are getting funding to increase the availability of healthy foods in high-need communities.
Submitted 02-25-2015 under NONPROFITS
Spice up Your Spring is a fundraiser for Tomorrow’s Child, a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to prevent infant death and support those affected by it.
Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS
Join us for a one-night event showcasing stories and art of infertile couples and an opportunity to learn more about the adoption process.
Submitted 02-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
If placemaking is about embracing the collective humanity in each other, then the best places and the best placemaking are not just cool things to do in cool places, but building a better city for all of us.
Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Nourish Organic Market, a small grocer that provides local and organic food, now offers free delivery for their Fresh For You food baskets as a way to make groceries more accessible and supporting local farmers easier.
Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
Friends by chance, business partners by choice: Two Scotts Barbecue wants to bring flavors of the south to Michigan with their restaurant.
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