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DisArt leaders prepare reporters, videographers to help tell story of upcoming disability art festival

Submitted 03-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

In preparation for our coverage of the DisArt Festival, leaders from DisArt and Disability Advocates helped our Rapidian and GRTV volunteers get ready to report on disability with respect and education.


Story Matters: Betty Anne Hevel shares journey as a Gilda's Club volunteer

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

Betty Anne Hevel first got involved with Gilda's Club when she discovered their services during her husband's battle with cancer. She's been there since the beginning, and utilized Gilda's Club in her own cancer journey.


Story Matters: Three-time cancer survivor shares volunteer experiences at Gilda's Club

Submitted 03-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Pat Gavin is a long time volunteer for Gilda's Club. In this video he shares how he brings his own experiences battling cancer to help others at Gilda's Club.


Story Matters: Stephanie McNamara tries laughter yoga for first time at LaughFest

Submitted 03-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Stephanie McNamara explains why she likes supporting Gilda's Club and what it was like to experience laughter yoga for the first time with her family.


Story Matters: Angēla Essick Dykes restores joy through Laughter Yoga

Submitted 03-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Certified laughter yoga instructor Angēla Essick Dykes tells the story of how she discovered laughter yoga, and how it affected her own life. Laughter Yoga sessions are being offered for free every day during LaughFest at Gilda's Club


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.


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


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.


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.


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.