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From the garden: Harvesting your own hyper-local herbal apothecary

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 06-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

For many, the term herbal apothecary evokes images of shelves, bottles and jars all filled with mysterious herbs and herbal formulas from exotic plants. But to have an herbal apothecary, plants need not be exotic or mysterious - in fact, as more and...

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Take the Test, Take Control

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) will host a Free HIV Testing Day (by appointment) at all eight of its health centers on Monday, June 27, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day. According to the Centers for Disease...

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Dear Newsweek - An open letter from Mayor George K. Heartwell

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

Dear Ms. Brown: The citizens of Grand Rapids were astounded when you declared our city, Grand Rapids, to be a "dying city" in the January 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Dying city? Surely Newsweek must be joking! Would a major medical school...

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2nd Annual Team Priority Health / The Motion Initiative Trainer Marathon

by (The Motion Init...)

Submitted 01-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

It was five degrees outside when I woke up this morning. My first thought was “what a great day for a bicycle ride!” And by the time we were set up and ready to ride, it had warmed to a balmy eleven degrees. We can handle it, though. We’re a tough...

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Don't go mental?

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-26-2010 under OPINION

I was reading an article a while back which reminded me that many members of the general public have little knowledge of what psychiatric conditions are really all about. At least many people are not sensitive to the very real pain associated with...

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The future of health care is blossoming in the Heartside District

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under OPINION

If you’ve been near St. Mary’s Hospital on Jefferson or otherwise close to the corner of Cherry and Sheldon recently, you may have noticed a large area of new construction underway. What is being built on the former parking lot at Cherry Street...

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The Children's Assessment Center needs area support to win $250,000 from Chase Community Giving

by (cacgr)

Submitted 07-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Want to donate $250,000 without spending a penny? Through Chase Community Giving, you could help the Children's Assessment Center earn $20,000; $100,000; or even $250,000--all by simply voting online.  Log in to your Facebook account, "Like"...

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Newest Community Foundation Grants Total $1.5 Million

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-15-2010 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $1.5 million in grants. The grants address four areas of need in Kent County including economic growth, health, arts and culture, and the creation of safe and...

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Cherry-ots of Fire: Or How I Became a Sponsored Runner

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-04-2010 under OPINION

I'm not sure how The Cherry Marketing Institute found me. I have a few thoughts about it, but I can't say for sure and they've never said. Institutes are mysterious entities. 1) I Tweet and Facebook a lot about running. 2) I went to the launch...

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The Local Beet: Growing a crop of smart, healthy Grand Rapidians

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-05-2010 under OPINION

Food, food, food – the topic of food has hit mainstream. Many of us have heard of the latest food blockbuster, Food Inc., listened to food expert Michael Pollan on Oprah, or have heard the British super chef Jamie Oliver, who is looking to remake...

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