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Fork Fest Dishes Up Fall Flavors

Submitted 10-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Local First hosted the 4th Annual Fork Fest, spotlighting fall flavors from over 40 West Michigan vendors, farms and restaurants.


Local First to celebrate abundance with over 40 vendors at Fork Fest

Submitted 10-21-2014 under NEWS

Fork Fest is the culmination of Local First's East Local Challenge. A $30 ticket buys food samples from over 40 local beverage producers, growers and restauranteurs.


Talking about mental illness

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

Raising awareness for mental illness starts in our community and our own homes


Mental Health issues; Who do we call?

Submitted 10-02-2014 under OPINION

Suicide, along with violence between law enforcement and residents of the United States, is rapidly growing while tolerance is disappearing. Lives are being lost, destroyed and turned upside down while mentally ill people are falling into the cracks of our legal system.


Technology maven offers senior adults tips for Internet shopping, banking and more

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Area senior adults learned to safely navigate the Internet during an educational seminar led by Abby Stokes, author of “Is This Thing On,” and hosted by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.


Sucker punch: How police control of media in Ferguson affects us all

Submitted 08-14-2014 under OPINION

Journalism has a responsibility to our citizens to build democracy through information, which has the power to encourage involvement and investment. When freedom of the press is threatened, democracy is threatened.


Let's take charge of our Independence day celebration as residents

Submitted 08-02-2014 under OPINION

Let’s get together and make our Independence celebration matter. We can all take part, and all benefit from the freedom of being a part of making our 4th of July week a week that truly exhibits and displays how free we are.


Two fascinating local women explorers

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Two new programs and presenters welcome you: one to explore interpretation of Biblical stories by drawing; the other to explore, through personal experience, life in a recently-settled tribal community in Sinai, Egypt.


Summer Yoga Offerings at Dominican Center

Submitted 07-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

To accomodate your level of physical mobility, DCM offers three levels of yoga through the year at Dominican Center: Chair Yoga, Yoga Basics and Yoga Beyond Basics.


Something for everyone at Dominican Center in July

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

There is a wide range of evening programs being offered in early July at Dominican Center - something for everyone.