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Alternatives in Motion seeks endurance athlete nominations

Submitted 06-20-2016 under NEWS

The AIM High Endurance Awards celebrates endurance athletes while raising funds for people who can't afford wheelchairs.


Free meals for Grand Rapids' youth this summer

Submitted 06-14-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

All Grand Rapids youth 18 and under may access free breakfast and lunch at several locations, with no registration or papers necessary. Families are encouraged to text FOODMI to 877-877 for information about locations nearest them, meal types, times and directions.


Oklahoman veteran finds wheelchair in West Michigan

Submitted 06-10-2016 under NEWS

After searching everywhere for help purchasing a new power chair, a disabled veteran discovers Alternatives in Motion - a nonprofit with the chair he needs.


Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue.


A Memorial Day your health will remember

Submitted 05-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

One of the top three cook-out days of the year, Memorial Day is a day to celebrate outdoors with family, food and friends. You can make your celebration fun AND Healthy by making a few simple choices.


Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens at new location June 17

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens June 17. The market operates Fridays 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Advocates Say Community Cats Require Community Response

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NEWS

Community cats in the Midtown neighborhood have taken over and advocates say an organized community effort is needed to tackle the problem.


GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 3,500 students celebrated their involvement in hands-on environmental learning projects this year at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase


Stamp Out Hunger racks up 108,000 lbs of food in Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Letter carriers nearly double the amount of food collected for those in need during this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.


Working mother of three shares her running journey, inspires family

Submitted 05-12-2016 under VOICES

In anticipation of the Fifth Third River Run this Saturday, May 14, Iracema Garcia shares why she began running and now runs with her family and in races on a regular basis.