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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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Mitten Movies: 15 Films You Didn’t Know were Made in Michigan

Michigan is known for many things. The Great Lakes, cherries, Motown, and Mackinac fudge are just a few things that spring to mind. However, did you know that Michigan is also a popular place to make films? Our historic buildings…

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Photo Gallery: #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Experience

Last week 60 Michigan kids had the chance to get a firsthand look at what it’s like to play at Ford Field during an exclusive on-field clinic with Detroit Lions’ mascot Roary and members of the Lions youth football staff. Ten…

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Ele’s Place: Healing Centers Help Michigan Kids Grieve

If you live in a small town, the place to be on Friday nights is the high school football game. For the Overweg family of Springport, Michigan, the game wasn’t just a place to socialize and see friends. It was…

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U.P. State Fair Showcases Nature’s Beauty and Bounty

Need a little more Upper Peninsula in your life? This week is the perfect opportunity as the 87th Upper Peninsula State Fair will take place in Escanaba Aug. 17 – 23. Since 1928, the fair has provided a place for…

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Bringing Boards Downtown: Why a Skate Park Could Be In GR’s Future

Mike Dallas has already undergone surgery on his right shoulder. He needs another operation on his left. The owner of Bustin’ Boards, a Brooklyn, New York-based longboard manufacturer, makes his home in Grand Rapids, which is where he grew up….

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Take Your Kids Foraging and Make Easy Sumac “Lemonade”

There’s no better place on earth in summer than “Pure Michigan”. Summer vacation is a time to load the car and head to the lakeshore – bikes tied to the back and sandals in tow. The great thing about our…

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