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Nixohn Harder's family optimistic of full recovery

Submitted 12-04-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Nixohn Harder, 4 months old, is recovering and doing well after a complicated heart surgery. He has been problem free for a month or so now and the family is optimistic of his continued recovery.


WMEAC Presents Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report Findings

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report shows that Grand Rapids will be affected by climate change in the near term.


Caring for a shared place: restoring the water of the walleye

Submitted 12-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Calvin College students are working to restore the most polluted watershed in the area, now known as Plaster Creek.


Breathe and Be Well

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Take an hour out - breathe away the stress of trying to juggle work, family, and the holiday season. As wonderful as this time of the year can be, it can also be the cause for much stress.


Gazelle Girl races into 2014

Submitted 11-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Gazelle Girl half marathon and 5k will return in 2014 with some changes to the route and runner caps.


World AIDS Day 2013: Bringing the community together to reflect, react, rejoice

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NEWS

This Sunday will be a time to honor those we love and those we lost in the AIDS epidemic. The Grand Rapids Red Project will be hosting a candlelight vigil, remembrance ceremony and a celebration of life after party.


Brewery Vivant, Twisted Rooster fundraiser pulls thousands of meals for West Michigan's hungry

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Nov. 21 tap takeover raised money for anti-hunger group Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.


Dwelling Place invests in Herkimer building, adds new income based housing units

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

Dwelling Place and Pine Rest CMHS team up to provide services in reconstructed Herkimer building.


Brewery Vivant takes over Twisted Rooster to fight hunger

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Twisted Rooster features seven Vivant ales, including a new seasonal heavy-hitter, to benefit Feeding America West Michigan.


Right to Life Michigan files lawsuit in protest of Obamacare

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NEWS

On November 4, Right to Life Michigan filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in protest of Obamacare. The organization argues Obamacare compromises the integrity of the organization's mission, forcing the organization to cover all forms of birth control.