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Local Companies Are 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 - such as supporting their employees to participate in events like the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k.

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Mayor Heartwell to answers citizen questions live on City Connection

Submitted 03-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell is accepting all questions from local citizens, live, on tonight's show aired on GRTV and live-streamed here on The Rapidian. He will answer questions like one from Rapidian intern Maddie Forshee about city provisions for its homeless population during these record cold months.

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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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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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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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First neighborhood summit to encourage residents to voice priorities for their communities

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NEWS

"Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City" is the first summit of its kind in Grand Rapids, bringing together leaders and citizens with the goal of strengthening local communities.

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DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

Due to a lack of community participation in recycling, the governor has developed a recycling initiative to increase residential recycling access statewide.

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Story Matters: Alex Bullock recalls neighborhood support on West Side

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Alex Bullock remembers the challenges he and others faced in his community and the ways in which neighbors cared for each other.

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Story Matters: Jackie Konyndyk describes changes in her West Side neighborhood

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jackie Konyndyk talks about the stores that have left her neighborhood and what she would like to see for the future of her community.

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