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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly bikes can be used all over Grand Rapids and parked at any bike rack since the entire transaction is through the Spokefly app.

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Local market creates access to fresh food in urban neighborhood

Submitted 07-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market, run by Our Kitchen Table, sells locally-cultivated produce and goods in the southeast community of Grand Rapids. It aims to foster social justice, with the market as just one area in which that mission is lived out.

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Bliss and Vinegar offers fast, fresh food to Forest Hills

Submitted 07-21-2015 under OPINION

[Review] The healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing on time opened just months ago and focuses on quality, fresh and healthy options.

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Annual dog wash benefits grief organization

Submitted 07-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids put on the “World’s Largest Dog Wash” for the 13th year last Sunday, drawing in all forms of dogs and owners. Admission and other proceeds went to assist the club’s Children’s Cancer and Grief Program.

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How to prepare your child for fall soccer

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

If your child is new to playing sports, the game of soccer is a perfect sport to introduce them to. The Y's soccer leagues promote individual and teamwork skills that can be applied to many other endeavors throughout their life.

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Inspirational author to speak on humor, healing and wholeness

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Thelma Wells will share her remarkable story of rising above adversity through faith and prayer. In her tell-it-like-it-is style, she will inspire you, make you laugh, and leave you feeling loved.

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Healthy U Series: Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

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New data reveals number of homeless up; unsheltered down

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness works with the "housing first" model to quickly end unsheltered homelessness.

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Planned Parenthood Offers Free HIV Testing June 22-26

Submitted 06-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan offering free HIV testing, Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 2015 by appointment. Call (844) 316-4055 to schedule. This free testing opportunity is in recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

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With help from community, Food Bank feeds half a million each year

Submitted 06-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

How volunteers, food donors and hunger-relief agencies help Feeding America West Michigan solve hunger.

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