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Children gone via judicial signatures

by (wwdovew)

Submitted 09-26-2013 under OPINION

Ink from the mighty judicial pen allows the legal trafficking and kidnapping of children across our nation. So what is taking place with the mighty judicial pen in Kent County, Grand Rapids, Michigan? What happens when children are removed from...

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The Humane Society of West Michigan's 1st priority: Keep pets with their families

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under OPINION

The effects of the financial sector crash of 2008 keep affecting families in West Michigan.  Many families still struggle with unemployment and underemployment.  It was Hunger Action Week last week in West Michigan, and I...

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New teen learning center to open in Eastown, holds open house during Bizarre Bazaar

by (Open_Doors)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

Fun with Fibers. Hip-Hop Culture.  Life Prep 101. These may not sound like your typical high school classes—but then again, what’s opening July 29 at 1324 Lake Drive is no typical high school. In fact, it’s not a school at all...

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I Believe I Become Family Fun Night takes advantage of sun and warm weather

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 05-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

Reflection from Willie Patterson, Community Liaison for I Believe I Become Central Zone: Once again the I Believe I Become Central community came out to the Seidman Boys & Girls Club to enjoy fun family events with their children and residents...

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Believe 2 Become Central Zone hosts Family Fun Night

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

Today, I have pride in my heart and a smile on my face for the Central Zone Community and the commitment families have made to stay involved with their children. This was made apparent as more than 190 parents and children filled the Seidman Boys...

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Catalyst Radio: Holistic Moms Network connecting parents embracing healthy ways of life

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we learn about an organization called Holistic Moms Network, newly formed in the Grand Rapids area. Avery Karns...

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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Gurgle and Squeak! You're on My Baby View Camera

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 07-12-2011 under NEWS

Born at 25 weeks, little Erin and Will Hughes will probably grow up always hearing stories of how technology brought them through the first months of their lives. The premature twins were born just one week after Helen DeVos Children’s...

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Keeping Families Connected

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 05-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

How did it make you feel when you received a letter in the mail from a family member that you had not seen or heard from in a while?  At the Literacy Center of West Michigan, many families moved to the United States leaving behind their...

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Jeff Hill: Dedicated Dad Goes the Distance

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-02-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is how dedicated Jeff Hill is to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes: he’s given up golf for the summer.  The avid once or twice a week golfer is spending his summer riding a bike 80-100 miles a week. Unlike golfing, the biking isn’t...

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