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Senior Day at the Detroit Zoo Returns on September 9th

There’s just something about visiting a zoo that makes everyone feel like a kid again. To encourage people of all ages to unleash their inner child, the Detroit Zoo is hosting Senior Day on Wednesday, September 9th. On that day from 10:00am…

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At Equest Center, Horses are Therapeutic

Having a son diagnosed with autism changed Kathy Ryan’s perception of what being a mom would be like. Ryan tried a lot of different programs to help her son with sensory processing issues, but couldn’t find a good fit for…

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Friendship at the Heart of Lansing Woman’s 5K Journey

A small notice in the newspaper changed Sally Purdy’s life. In 2010, she noticed an ad for a Couch-to-5K program put on by Playmakers. With only one of four kids still in high school, Purdy decided it was time for…

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How to Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe

As summer comes to an end, watermelons are popping up at farmers markets and grocery stores across the state. Typically, watermelon has a relatively short season in Michigan, running from mid-August through early October (or the first frost) according to…

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The Story of Holland’s Historic DeZwaan Windmill

The DeZwaan windmill at Windmill Island Gardens has been a symbol of Dutch pride and heritage in Holland, Mich., for 50 years. If the iconic windmill could talk, its stories would fill a book. Luckily, Alisa Crawford, the first Dutch-certified…

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Ride On: Grand Rapids is Working to Make Bicyclists Feel at Home

Bike sharing, repair stations, and miles of dedicated street lanes are just a few signs that Grand Rapids is ready to embrace cyclists downtown. A proposed GR Forward plan aims to “create the most bicycle friendly downtown in the Midwest.” In the…

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ArtPrize 2015: GR Residents Open Homes to Artists

What do previous ArtPrize winners Beili Liu, Mia Tavonatti, Adonna Khare, Young Kim, and Anila Quayyum all have in common, besides winning? During their respective stays in Grand Rapids, they were all given shelter by local families in their homes….

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DIY: How to Grow a Window Garden for Kids

  Creating a window garden with kids can be a fun project to help get them involved in healthy eating habits. The joy of watching a seed grow into something delicious can also help encourage children to try new foods. If you’re…

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Exercise Man is on a Mission to Make His Community Healthier

Editor’s Note: Burrell Solomon (aka “Exercise Man”) is a paid spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. When it comes to starting a new workout regimen, there’s one thing Exercise Man says is key to getting started on the right path: “Don’t be…

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