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Grand Rapids School Offers Second Chance for Students

Open the cupboards in most high school administrators’ offices and you’ll likely find typical supplies such as paper, pens, and files. Thurston King has that stuff too, but he also has a space devoted to winter hats, clean socks, and…

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Grand Rapids Hairstylist Gifts Kidney to Client

Ask anyone who knows Becky Richard if they’re surprised about her decision to become a living organ donor and you’ll get the same basic response. Not at all. Not even a little bit. When the Eastown Salon hairstylist heard a client…

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6 Tips to Creating Your Own Michigan Scavenger Hunt on Wheels

Everyone’s heard of scavenger hunts and some people know about geocaching, but have you ever heard of a road rally? Think of it as group-style scavenger hunt where each team uses a car to get from place to place. The…

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Downtown Ambassadors Work to Make GR and Detroit Friendlier

They don’t wear capes, but ambassadors working the downtowns of Grand Rapids and Detroit sure know how to save the day. Whether providing directions to lost visitors or changing a flat tire, their job is to ensure a warm and…

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Cross Country Ski Trails You Won’t Want to Miss This Winter

While there hasn’t been a huge statewide snowstorm yet this winter, chances are there will be one soon. And that’s actually a good thing since a fresh coat of snow means the chance to head out and do some winter-specific…

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Support Michigan Parks by Completing a Virtual 5K

Normally, going for a run on your own means zero fanfare. Sure, you’ll feel great that you took the time to get it in. You’ll feel virtuous about the health benefits of logging some miles, but there’s no finish line…

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Make Time to Volunteer All Year Long

The winter months tend to bring about overwhelming holiday cheer. Friends, families and neighbors spend more time with one another, good feelings fill the air, and giving back to help others tends to be top of mind for many people and organizations. After…

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5 Questions with Detroit Pistons Mascot Hooper

Though the holiday parties are over for most, the celebration is just getting started for Detroit Pistons mascot Hooper, whose birthday party will take place at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Jan. 9, 2016. Members of the Powell Middle School girls’ basketball team…

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ArtPrize 2015: Many Hands Created Inclusive Artwork to be Displayed at Blue Cross

Aileen Strickland is quick to point out that although she may be listed as an ArtPrize artist, she considers herself more of a project coordinator. The piece that Strickland conceived and pulled together with the help of many, many people…

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