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West Michigan's first birthing center to open in East Hills

Submitted 01-28-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Grand Rapid's first birthing center seeks to educate and promote natural childbirth by providing a home atmosphere and professional services.


Running away from fear: the internal struggle

Submitted 01-27-2014 under VOICES

Transforming one's body from couch potato to athlete is no easy feat. Especially when negative self-talk and emotional demons get in the way.


Stop and be still; walk slowly and listen.

Submitted 01-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Not magic, but a spiritual practice to release the things in our life that push at us physically, emotionally and spiritually. Come, walk the Labyrinth.


Two progams + one new year = revitalizing your life in 2014

Submitted 01-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Take charge of your life in 2014 - the stresses, the mechanical monotonous activities. Find them, step through them, and move them out of your mind and life. It will be a good year.


Healing a citi(zen)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Moving beyond mere utility towards aesthetic is vitally important in creating a healthy city.


Catalyst Radio: Well House 19:1 fundraiser goes through end of year, plus concert Jan. 16

Submitted 12-20-2013 under NEWS

Well House remembers homeless who have died with a ceremony at new house at 632 Cass SE on Saturday, Dec. 21at 5 p.m.


Worsening hunger challenges Feeding America West Michigan's capacity

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Food Bank launches $1.33 million campaign to increase capacity for food distribution.


GR .1k Race Raises Money for Friar Fight Against Duchenne

Submitted 12-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On November 9, a .1k race was held in downtown Grand Rapids to raise money for "The Friar Fight Against Duchenne." Approximately 1,100 people participated in the race. Race refreshments included $1 beers from different bars on Ionia, as most of the bars on the street sponsored the race.


Losing time: amnesia survivor tells her story

Submitted 12-11-2013 under VOICES

Megan Brown shares what it's like to have amnesia. She knows: when she was 16, she lost almost three years of her life after a seizure.


$1 million bikeway to be constructed in Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

A long-awaited bicycle route will be constructed next year on Grand Rapids’ West Side. The route is approximately three-and-a-half miles and will link Kent Trails with the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail.