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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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Dogs Need Licenses, Too

by (KCHD)

Submitted 02-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Less than two weeks remain in dog licensing season and the Kent County Animal Shelter’s online renewal form makes it easier than ever to license your pet. Dog owners can log on to www.accesskent.com/doglicense to renew or...

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Relax * Reconnect * Recharge

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 02-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

Sage-ing Fair Dominican Center at Marywood is offering its Third Annual Sage-ing Fair on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. This relaxing morning of activities will celebrate the wisdom, accomplishments and needs of our body and...

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HIV testing initiative uses social networks to target MSM in Kent County

by (KCHD)

Submitted 01-28-2010 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) – The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is seeking community members to recruit their peers to get tested for HIV through a new program. The Ambassador program, funded through the Michigan Department of Community Health, relies...

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Prenatal Care Programs and Resources Within Grand Rapids

by (Oatment)

Submitted 12-05-2009 under NEWS

By Eric Nodge and Jenna Martens, Fredrick Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University. Part three of a three-part series   In 2005, with a rate of 7.9 per 1,000 live births, Michigan ranked 40th in the nation in overall infant...

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Moving Towards Adequate Prenatal Care: Preventing Low Birth-weight and High Infant Mortality Rates in GR

by (Oatment)

Submitted 12-04-2009 under OPINION

By: Annie Hakim, Frederick Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University Part two of a three-part series on prenatal care in Grand Rapids Government and non-profits within Kent County have already made significant strides...

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