The Local Beet: Change Taking Root in the Lunch Line

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 05-21-2010 under OPINION

There is an ever-growing revolution happening in cafeterias around the country – people want to change what is in their lunchline at work, school, and in hospitals. This week, I joined over 500 people – from activists, to nutritionists, to food...

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The Local Beet: Student Food Activist, AJ Tipton

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

AJ Tipton, a high school senior at the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, didn't realize how much of an impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) had on his life until about a year ago, when his AP environmental science teacher had...

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The Local Beet: MadCap Coffee

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-12-2010 under OPINION

What's in your cup this morning? Coffee has been part of human history for hundreds of years and is a common morning ritual across the world. Whether it's brewed stove top, in a coffee pot, espresso machine, moka pot, french press, chemex; or,...

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The Local Beet: Growing a crop of smart, healthy Grand Rapidians

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-05-2010 under OPINION

Food, food, food – the topic of food has hit mainstream. Many of us have heard of the latest food blockbuster, Food Inc., listened to food expert Michael Pollan on Oprah, or have heard the British super chef Jamie Oliver, who is looking to remake...

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Relationships: Finding the Passion to Make it Work

by (scott warren)

Submitted 02-04-2010 under OPINION

 The Rapidian’s current story mapping feature is on relationships and the enigma of the dynamics involved that make relationships succeed or fail. What does it take to make a relationship endure? Obviously there is not a simple solution to this...

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Why Purchase Locally

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-22-2009 under NONPROFITS

by: Sisters Mary Lucille Janowiak OP and Barbara Hansen OP Where did the food on your Thanksgiving table come from? Did you have free range turkey from a local farm? Were the potatoes, green beans, wine and cranberries grown and produced in your...

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West Michigan TACO BELL Hosts Coat Drive for Local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Bring in any new or gently used coat to a participating West Michigan Taco Bell and receive a FREE Combo!   Grand Rapids, MI: The local Taco Bell owners in Western Michigan will be collecting coats in almost 50 local Taco Bell restaurants...

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First Ever Downtown Turkey Throwdown

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-18-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Wondering if you're up to the challenge of Thanksgiving 2009?Like any physical or mental feat, success depends on preparation and practice. For Rapidians who are nervous about the upcoming holiday, there is an opportunity to give the event a trial...

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6th Annual Wine & Roses for Cystic Fibrosis to take place October 16th

by (cysticfibrosisf...)

Submitted 09-24-2009 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, MI August 28, 2009 — The Greater Michigan West Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to announce the 6th Annual Wine & Roses for Cystic Fibrosis presented by the Lighthouse Group – Insurance & Title. Wine &...

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