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Buddy Walk Event Sets Record for Funds Raised

by (DSAWM)

Submitted 10-13-2009 under NONPROFITS

BUDDY WALK HELD TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DOWN SYDROMECool Weather Cannot Keep ‘Walkers’ Away, Event Sets Record for Funds Raised The 2009 Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM) Buddy Walk took place this morning at Millennium Park....

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First Time Marathoner: Kate Washburn

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-07-2009 under NEWS

Kate Washburn is a very unassuming runner. She laughs a lot when she talks about running and gives the impression that she even wonders how she ended up training for a marathon. Kate began running five years ago and never had it in her head to run a...

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A Precious Princess - DSAWM W.I.W. Series - Part #4

by (DSAWM)

Submitted 10-02-2009 under NONPROFITS

  Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan - WHY I WALK Series - Part #4 A Precious Princess - By Susan Blanchard My name is Susan Blanchard, and I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Jana, on June 10, 2008.  We found out at...

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Telescopes Entertain Thousands Wednesday Night

by (drewsa9)

Submitted 10-01-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Wednesday night was the only night this week the weather cooperated enough for members of the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, local amateur astronomers, and Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium staff members to set up high-powered telescopes...

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Road Racing Jones: Don Kern, Director Metro Health G.R. Marathon

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-01-2009 under NEWS

This periodic feature of The Rapidian will reveal the road racing jonesing* of Grand Rapidians. My record is doing four marathons in a month. Usually it is at least one. I've run a least one marathon every month for 79 consecutive months. I never...

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Run Local: Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NEWS

If you’ve not already completed a 20-mile training run, then it isn’t likely you’re up for a fall marathon. But, if you’re still in the selection mode regarding the big 26.2, here are a few reasons to choose the October 18 Metro Health Grand Rapids...

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A Father's Story - DSAWM W.I.W. Series - Part #3 (Nonprofit Neighbors)

by (DSAWM)

Submitted 09-28-2009 under NONPROFITS

A Father’s Story – By Brad Hecksel  On May 11, 2008 my wife gave birth to our second child, Lauren Christine.  It was Mother’s Day.  From the moment the nurse placed her in my arms I knew something was different this time around....

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Luisa Schumacher named 2009 ATHENA Young Professional Award recipient

by (GRACC)

Submitted 09-25-2009 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids - West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) executive director Luisa Schumacher was awarded the 2009 ATHENA® Young Professional Award by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce at the 20th Annual ATHENA Award Celebration...

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Mexican Heritage Festival

by (ashima)

Submitted 09-24-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

What a beautiful event and the tent with all the vendors selling clothing, toys and such reminded me of India. It was great! The food smelled wonderful, although we couldn't eat any of it because it was all meat filled. Check out the great pictures...

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Eastown Street Fair

by (ashima)

Submitted 09-24-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

We had a blast at the Eastown street fair. The amazing art, music and people. What a fun afternoon.

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