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Mike Hessman song chronicles his storied 20-year career

Submitted 04-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

New West Michigan Whitecaps coach set the all-time minor league record for home runs. A recently released tune by Howie Newman explores his baseball exploits.

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Fast track to success: the Sekayi Bracey Story

Submitted 04-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

When East Kentwood native Sekayi Bracey was just 8 years old, her elementary gym teacher encouraged her to pursue running. The Youth Grant Committee at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded a grant to the track program in 2006 and Sekayi was featured in our annual report for 2005-2006.

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Why poor people don't go to bike shops

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

At The Spoke Folks, our goal is to ensure everyone has access to a safe and reliable bike. As a part of this, we have known disenfranchised communities, especially communities of color, need our services the most.

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More women, girls giving archery a shot

Submitted 08-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Archery participation in the United States skyrocketed nearly 26 percent from 2012 to 2015, many of them women and girls

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Call for nominations: Wheelchair-donating nonprofit seeks inspirational athletes

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year's AIM High Endurance Awards will be the most exciting yet.

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Wheelchair-donating nonprofit adds four board members

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

These board members will enable Alternatives in Motion to continue offering mobility equipment and repair services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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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.

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Parks are living rooms of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

Submitted 05-03-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The memories we make and the people we meet when we frequent our city parks help our community understand the true value of a strong park system.

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Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."

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Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks launches its 1000 Bikes Campaign this Sunday, April 24 at Brewery Vivant's Bikes for Beers event.

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