covid-19

In Season Report: January 16, 2021

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NONPROFITS

This year provides us with a new opportunity to lead a healthy lifestyle, and that doesn’t just stop at the end of our forks. 2020 taught us that farmers markets are key to keeping communities fed and farms and food creators in business....

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating 150th anniversary The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 150th birthday, it announced Thursday. Since 1871, the GRPL has provided the community with its services,...

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In Season Report: January 9, 2021

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

We are hoping that the sun will grace us with her presence this weekend, but rain or shine your local farmers and food creators will be there to provide you with the freshest, local fare in town! Shop from a variety of products from your local farms...

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NEWS

Community leaders address storming of U.S. Capitol In the wake of Wednesday’s rioting inside the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, several leaders in local government issued statements this week condemning the violence and...

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To end the pandemic, we need to make trust contagious

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 01-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

Developing safe and highly effective vaccines for COVID-19 was a monumental scientific achievement. Now comes the hard part: convincing enough people to be vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end. Dr. Rakesh Pai, president of the Metro Health...

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In Season Report: January 2, 2021

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 01-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

AHH, the first market day of the New Year! There are many things that give us hope for this year ahead of us, but it truly is your support that keeps us going! May this year bring all of you joy and peace and may your table be filled with this year...

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In race to create a COVID-19 vaccine, there is no fast track for approval

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 12-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Rakesh Pai imagines a point in the not too distant, post-COVID future when people are lining up to see a movie. “We’re all going to go to the movie theater and we’re going to watch ‘Warp Speed,’” Pai said....

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In Season Report: December 19, 2020

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 12-18-2020 under NONPROFITS

Only one week left to prep for the holidays! Looking to buy some last-minute gifts? Need to stock up on your holiday meal needs? Your local vendors at FSFM have got you covered! Head to the Market this Saturday and bring home the spirit of the...

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-17-2020 under NEWS

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in West Michigan After months of living with COVID-19 in West Michigan, hundreds of related deaths, and tens of thousands more in positive cases, the first area vaccinations have begun. The Pfizer vaccine, authorized by...

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COVID vaccine trials need diverse test subjects, so a doctor rolled up his sleeve

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 12-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Rakesh Pai understands the lifesaving power of vaccines as a physician, but also from a family perspective. When the opportunity came to volunteer to test one of the new COVID-19 vaccines, he did not hesitate. “Vaccines have saved hundreds...

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