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Step Quietly into March at Dominican Center

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 03-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

A new series of programs have been developed at Dominican Center to draw you out of the long, difficult West Michigan winter. The season of Lent begins on March 5 with Ash Wednesday. Traditionally, Lent is the Christian season of preparation before...

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Running because of fear: when the internal struggle is based on the external

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-24-2014 under OPINION

Mine is the story of a modern-day slave. I’m six-foot-two. When I began running three-ish years ago, I weighed approximately 225 pounds. Today I weigh around 180. In December of 2012, I weighed 150 pounds. The skin was stretched over my limbs...

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Talking with the Experts: Gazelle Girl Training Tips from Metro Health Sports Medicine

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

It's February, and while we are months away from a spring thaw, many runners are in the thick of their winter training for spring races like April's Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k. The Rapidian, a sponsor of the upcoming Gazelle Girl,...

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Learn to use the gift of empathic listening.

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering two new classes this month that have just been added to our online registration at: www.dominicancenter.com/open-programs.  Read about them below and see if they sound like something you'd like to...

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Ski film premier raises funds for youth mountain adventure learning, promotes helmet use

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 01-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Ski enthusiasts mark your calendars: On Saturday, January 11 the Wealthy Theatre will premier Sherpas Cinema's "Into the Mind." With the same sweeping cinematography demonstrated in Sherpa’s 2011 film All.I.Can; “Into...

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Spectrum Health to open Community Medicine Clinic for uninsured, underinsured

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 08-02-2013 under NEWS

Spectrum Health Medical Group held an open house Friday morning for its new Community Medicine Clinic (CMC) opening Monday, August 5. The clinic, located at 75 Sheldon Boulevard SE, will offer primary care to uninsured or underinsured Grand Rapids...

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Catalyst Radio: New organization helping veterans get their health care benefits

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we learn about a new organization working to connect military veterans with their health care benefits. With Michigan...

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Free HIV Testing Day at Planned Parenthood on June 27

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

As part of National HIV Testing Day, Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) will offer free HIV testing by appointment at all eight of its health centers on Thursday, June 27, 2013. PPWNM has locations in Grand Rapids, Wyoming,...

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Save the Date for the Rock the Block Street Street Fair June 15th, 2013!

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s time to Rock the Block! Join LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. on Madison Avenue at Hall Street on June 15th, 2013 to celebrate community, culture and connection to opportunity! From 11am to 6pm the street will be filled with local food...

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Regular Checkups Can Keep You Healthy, Save Lives

by (PPMI)

Submitted 05-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

As part of National Women’s Health Week (May 12-18), Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is urging women in our community to schedule preventive checkups including breast cancer screenings, and, if recommended, a Pap test...

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