The Rapidian

Kent County

WIC participants now have easier access to fresh fruits, vegetables

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 07-08-2012 under NEWS

Beginning this summer, fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers markets just became easier to get for mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) in Kent County. The WIC program is...

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Program supervisor hopes to spread the word: KCAS is pet adoption option

by (mullmer)

Submitted 02-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Carly Luttmann is making great strides to change the perception of the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS). Indeed, thanks to Luttmann and her staff, it's clear the animal shelter is not your father's “dog pound.” Aside from...

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Holiday Volunteer Events!

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 12-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

There's nothing quite like volunteering to get you into the holiday spirit. And there's nothing like the holidays to bring you lots of fun ways to volunteer! Click here to read about all of them! There's something for everyone: For the...

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Catalyst Radio: ARC Kent County Monday night's beneficiary of WYCE's hat trick concert series

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (8:18) Music lovers, Hat Trick goers, this one's for you. As the beneficiary of the upcoming music concert at One Trick Pony, ARC Kent County's executive director joins us to share exactly what Monday night's donations will support. ARC...

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Nov. 2 elections see many candidates from Grand Rapids

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 10-29-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids residents have over ten races to decide in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 general election. Apart from the gubernatorial race, voters will also see candidates vying for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, U.S. Representative...

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Seven candidates in primary for gubernatorial seat, 3rd Congressional District

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NEWS

In the Aug. 3 primary election, five republicans and two democrats are running for party backing and eventually Michigan's 4-year gubernatorial seat. The same amount are in the primary race for Michigan's 3rd Congressional District seat in the U.S....

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In studio: Habitat for Humanity Kent County

by (WYCE)

Submitted 06-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

Joining us in the studio is Christopher Hall, director of construction for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Christopher shares Habitat for Humanity's plans to build 13 net-zero houses on Wealthy Street. "Net zero" means the houses will produce...

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Dogs Need Licenses, Too

by (KCHD)

Submitted 02-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) – Less than two weeks remain in dog licensing season and the Kent County Animal Shelter’s online renewal form makes it easier than ever to license your pet. Dog owners can log on to www.accesskent.com/doglicense to renew or...

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Obesity in Grand Rapids

by (weekst)

Submitted 12-11-2009 under NEWS

Written by: Tammy Weeks, Logan Brenk, Afton Seeley, and Christopher Brinks, Frederik Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University For the first time in human history, the number of overweight people rivals the number of underweight people.…...

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