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My health journey: Motivating myself for family, community around me

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.

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Catalyst Radio: North Kent Community Services helps rural area residents with basic life needs

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.

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Women in beer community to be celebrated at Downtown Market

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.

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#MyWin: Aaron Ofseyer

Submitted 03-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

WZZM13 meteorologist, Aaron Ofseyer,talks about one of his wins in health and fitness.

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Fulton Street Farmers Market continues legacy as community gathering space

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.

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Community matters for women entreprenuers in Grand Rapids: BoxedGR's Missy McCall

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.

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DGRI to bring leading public space designer to Grand Rapids

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.

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How to walk to school

Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS

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.

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Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With rising healthcare costs, employers are offering creative incentives and programs to encourage healthy behaviors like participating in Gazelle Girl.

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Author Darrin Doyle sheds light on latest book "The Dark Will End The Dark"

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

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Mayor Heartwell answers citizen questions live on City Connection

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.

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Dégagé Ministries to host event to benefit local women battling homelessness

Submitted 03-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

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.

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No, that restaurant didn't give you food poisoning

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.

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Calvin profs at forefront of national conversation on defining economic success

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.

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Feeding America West Michigan to expand fresh food distributions with CSX, Conservation Fund grant

Submitted 02-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ten charitable organizations are getting funding to increase the availability of healthy foods in high-need communities.

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Spice up your spring: Never too early to think spring

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.

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Navigating the infertility journey: One-night informational event planned for March 12

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.

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Placemaking as hospitality: How can we invite everyone to the table?

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.

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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

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.

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Restaurant opening brings new barbecue style to Grand Rapids

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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