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Grand Rapids Breakfast Honors Martin Luther King Jr., Raises Funds for Urban League

How would Martin Luther King, Jr., address social justice and racial inequality issues today? That was the overarching question posed to West Michigan business leaders who gathered Monday morning at the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. corporate breakfast. Close…

Healthy Community

The Needle-Hater’s Guide to Donating Blood

Think donating blood doesn’t do much good? This statistic will change your mind: If you start donating when you’re 17 years old, you could potentially save more than 1,000 lives in your lifetime. That’s because someone in the U.S. needs…

Healthy Community

Soup’s On: Grand Rapids Event Raises Money for God’s Kitchen Food and Pantry Programs

Smoked chicken andouille gumbo. Butternut apple curry bisque. Smoked swordfish and jalapeno chowder. Those are just a few of the delicious-sounding soups that you’ll be able to sample at an upcoming Grand Rapids fundraiser. If you love soup and helping…

Food

 

#MIKidsCan Giveaway: Youth Hockey Players Heat Up During Winter Chill

During the cold winter months it can be challenging to get kids off the couch, let alone outside of the house. But for youth hockey players, the chill of Michigan’s cold winter months is a sure sign it’s time to…

Healthy Community

Riding the Luge and Celebrating 30 Years at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex (With Video)

With a single push, the sled started its descent down an 850-foot icy track – with me at the helm. The next 19 seconds were a mix of gripping tight to the luge sled’s handles, attempting to remember the detailed…

Healthy Community

Skinny Dips: Give Your Veggie Tray a Makeover

Whether you’re having people over for the big game or going to a football-watching party, it can be tough to find anything healthy to snack on. Fried chicken wings, loaded nachos and jalapeno poppers may be delicious, but they’ll leave…

Food

 

Mid-Michigan: Get Ready to Move With the Winter Warm Up, Featuring the Blues Community Challenge

Getting mid-Michigan residents moving and “choosing health” is the goal of the 2015 Winter Warm Up. Community Partners in Health of Lansing (CPHLansing) is presenting the free eight-week program, which is sponsored in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of…

Fitness

Meet the Tigers During Their Annual Winter Caravan

Can’t wait for spring training to get your baseball fix? Meet your favorite Detroit players during their annual winter caravan, happening this Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23. Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski, Vice…

Positive Michigan

Young, Fabulous, and Broke: A Beginner’s Guide to Beating Budget Stress

Your twenties: You’ve flown the nest, secured your first real job and have the paycheck to show for it. If your budget doesn’t match your expectations about your lifestyle needs at this age, you might be tempted to take out…

Mental Health