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New Children's Hospital: Healthy Boost for Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 12-09-2010 under NEWS

A well-designed structure should reflect the place where it is built, the people that will utilize it and a give a sense of its purpose. The new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, which opens to patients on January 11, 2011 speaks volumes about place...

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The Michigan AIDS Coalition

by (The Grand Rapid...)

Submitted 12-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

  In 1989 a group of committed leaders and the Council of Michigan Foundations came together to form the Michigan AIDS Fund (MAF) in response to the devastating AIDS crisis. Its creators were philanthropic leaders who rallied the state’s grant...

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George W. Bush Discusses "Decision Points" in GR

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NEWS

On Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., former President George W. Bush visited Grand Rapids to speak about his new book, Decision Points. The setting was fairly casual at the Gerald R. Ford Museum, with Bush lounging in an easy chair as he waited to be announced to...

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In Good Company

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It really was a poor place to be giving birth -- that dimly lit and chilly cave meant to shelter animals. The parents, Mary and Joseph, were in a strange town, far from home; they had walked for miles. The entire situation was rather irregular from...

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The Peace of Cake

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

Her first job was in a bakery and fifty years later she is a serious baker. Marie Celeste Miller, a native of Grand Rapids, an art historian and Grand Rapids Dominican Sister, has launched a new business called The Peace of Cake: Confections by...

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Successful 11th annual Bernie Schmidt Boxing Show

by (Matt A)

Submitted 12-01-2010 under NEWS

The Michigan Golden Gloves Association (MGGA) Boxing Gym hosted the 11th annual Bernie Schmidt Memorial boxing show on Nov. 13. The annual show honors the memory of Bernie Schmidt for his involvement with amateur boxing for many years. His...

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Community Profile | Rachel Lee, the accidental historian

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 11-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee has sound advice for Grand Rapids city residents: “Get involved with your city.” Lee can talk the talk because she has certainly walked the walk. The East Hills resident and now “retired” president of the East Hills Neighborhood...

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Downtown Alliance ups cool factor with mobile site

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 11-20-2010 under OPINION

Grand Rapids' Downtown Alliance has launched a new DowntownGR Mobile website. The site, for use with web-enabled phones, is intended to provide an easy way for people on-the-go to find places to eat, locations to shop and...

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20 years of true dedication, a thank you to Lee Scott

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

The commitment of one individual often makes all the difference, and Mr. Lee Scott, was one man whose efforts helped keep Grand Rapids’ youth in a safe and positive place for two decades.   After almost 20 years of service to Boys & Girls...

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Children's Hospital Offers Preview to Community

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NEWS

People in Grand Rapids will never have the opportunity to see the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital like they will on Saturday, December 4 when the nearly completed facility opens its doors for public viewing. Starting at 8 a.m. people will be...

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