Grand Rapids Threshold Choir works to bring comfort to dying with song

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Threshold Choir is a local chapter of an international network of a cappella choirs whose singers serve to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying. The Grand Rapids choir was started by Linda...

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks will be holding their second annual bicycle festival and fundraiser event "Crank" on Saturday, May 30 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Spoke Folks Bicycle Co-op (221 Logan St SW). All proceeds from sales will benefit their...

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Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Daniel Muschiana, owner/partner of local martial arts studio Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo, continues to seek ways to integrate the healing arts into his local neighborhood. Shen Dojo was previously located in the Heartside Neighborhood on...

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market opens the Outdoor Farmers Market for the third season this Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. when approximately 35 farmers and fresh food artisans will open their stands in the Outdoor Market Shed. The opening will be...

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DisArt packs house with runway fashion show celebrating accessible clothing

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The DisArt Festival aims to bring people together through different modes of art to further the discussion about disability and community. One such way the Festival is doing so is through fashion.  On Friday, the DisArt Festival hosted two...

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Catalyst Radio: Catherine's Health Center awarded grant for new Heart Smart Connections program

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local nonprofit Catherine’s Health Center, working to improve access for those in need of health...

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“HealthyU” Lecture Series at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 03-20-2015 under

Get an Alzheimer’s primer when Joy Spahn, MPA, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter (West Michigan region) presents “Alzheimer’s disease: The Current Science and Research Behind Finding a...

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Running for the health of it

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under OPINION

Last spring, I did something I never thought I would do: I trained and ran my first half marathon. As someone who used to hate even the word "running," this was one of the most challenging things I've done. This year, I will run the...

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#MyWin: Aaron Ofseyer

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 03-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

A win is a small triumph. A personal victory. A success that's all your own. It's being able to fit into your favorite jeans, getting your confidence to get back out on the court, being able to exercise after surgery…it...

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