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Photographer's Work Calms Minds of Cancer Patients, Families

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-16-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Wandering the halls of a hospital can be a lonely walk. Patients and families are in unfamiliar territory, corridors might seem to be a maze and for those spending multiple days in the same space there is little to divert the mind from the often...

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Imagine Peace - Part One

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 03-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

This brief video is one of four short meditative pieces produced through a collaborative effort by all members of the Preaching through Media Committee of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids. Sister Barbara Hansen,...

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What's YOUR Art? People in GR Tell All.

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-12-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

To launch its new arts portal Web site, the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids hosted an arts sampler party on March 11. The open-to-all event at the McKay Tower downtown, featured short performances and/or presentations by Opera Grand Rapids,...

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Everyone in The Pool: February Swim Challenge

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-08-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Training for any sport takes a tremendous amount of dedication, persistence, time and energy. Making a commitment to train every single day notches that up and makes it more than training - it becomes a challenge.Each February for the last four...

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A creative way to increase your return this tax season

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm recently signed an extension to continue the tax credit for vehicles donated to charitable organizations. This tax credit is incentive for people to donate their motorized vehicles to local...

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West Michigan Taco Bell patrons donate over 500 winter coats in 10 days

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Over a span of only ten days, West Michigan residents succeeded in making winter a little warmer for over 500 members of Boys & Girls Clubs in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, and Battle Creek.  Fifty local Taco Bell restaurants collected...

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The Mitten: One Size Fits Most?

by (Ruth)

Submitted 11-19-2009 under OPINION

The Generation Y Michigan podcast on Michigan Radio and the overly optimistic pro-Michigan sentiments it's inspiring are starting to annoy me. Oversimplified arguments for pledging allegiance to Michigan willfully ignore...

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Turning time into money, helping plan 2010 Special Events

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Time is often a commodity taken for granted. The average person wants to do a bucket list full of things but usually ends up not being able to find the time. With the economy as it is today, there is no better time to commit the time to making a...

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Camp O’Malley aiming to achieve another successful summer in 2010

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-09-2009 under NONPROFITS

Despite the completion of another successful summer, Camp O’Malley’s camper attendance numbers dropped a little over two percent this year. The number of youth attending in 2009 was 484, while in 2008 there were 495 campers. Although, this drop does...

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Grand Rapids Hosts Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Tournament

by (silverman)

Submitted 10-24-2009 under NEWS

This weekend Grand Rapids played host to the Tae Park Institute's 2009 World Class Championship Tournament. Over 500 competitors both local and abroad gathered at the Ford Field House on GRCC's campus Friday and Saturday. Friday evening, the 23rd...

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