Let's get moving

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 03-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

Would you like to try yoga but you're intimidated by those pretzel-like positions you see in magazines? You really don't have to tie yourself in knots to do yoga. Chair Yoga might be for you.   A safe and supportive class, you will...

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Jewel in our crown stepping down: Leader in sex education to retire from Planned Parenthood after 38 years

by (PPMI)

Submitted 11-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) proudly, fondly and reluctantly bids farewell to Vice President of Education and Leadership Development Janis A. Lunquist, MA, at the end of 2012, after 38 years of service! Lunquist is widely...

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Women under 40 urged to take control of breast health

by (PPMI)

Submitted 10-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is encouraging women under 40 to take control of their breast health during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.   "Early detection saves lives," said Vice...

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Rock the Block returns with food, entertainment, chess tournament

by (stukkien)

Submitted 06-08-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. local non-profit LINC will be hosting its second annual Rock the Block Health Fest. The event will feature giveaways, live entertainment, plenty of food and a car show. Last year, over 1...

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Treehuggers to add package-free bulk vegan food grocery store

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 05-10-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There is a saying that goes, “There is no such thing as a free lunch," meaning that every meal costs something to make. This applies when one considers the amount of resources it takes to manufacture the packaging of a frozen pizza, for...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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Gripping air with Aerial 4 Me

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 03-15-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This article was written by Shelby Stowe, Sydney Murphy, Stephanie Lara, and Austin Jeltes for EN 102H: Digital Literacy at GRCC.  Upside down, the blood rushes to your head. The muscles in your legs tighten as they intertwine with the strands...

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Health Department investigates HIV exposure claim

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 12-27-2011 under NEWS

The Kent County Health Department released a statement earlier today regarding a 51-year-old man from Comstock Park claiming to intentionally spread the HIV virus to unsuspecting sexual partners. The Health Department is currently working with Grand...

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Let's talk healthcare

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

On September 28, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., MCH will be presenting a Healthcare Community Conversation at Dominican Center at Marywood. Open to all and free of charge, the public is invited to attend, learn and discuss the most important...

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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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