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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…

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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…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations Planned for West, Northern Michigan

There are many ways to celebrate, honor, and remember the legacy of civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 86 this year. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is sponsoring events in Detroit and a…

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Trend Alert: Bone Broth—4 Tips From a Broth Master

There’s nothing better to warm your soul on a cold Michigan day than a cup of … bone broth? Foodies, Paleo diet adherents, and local food advocates are latching on to – and ladling up – this hot new healthy…

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Growing with the Griffins Pairs Pros with West Michigan Youth Hockey Teams

It was just like any other Monday night hockey practice for the Grand Valley Stars’ Pee Wee house team at the Georgetown Ice Arena in Hudsonville. The only difference was two very special guests blending in on the ice. Grand…

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Free Clinics Provide Priceless Care for Michigan’s Underinsured

Although Obamacare is helping millions of Americans get health insurance coverage, the need for free and low-cost health care clinics still exists for those who find themselves underinsured, as well as Michiganders who are still without any coverage. For example,…

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#HealthyMe: Why do I like to ride my bike?

I like getting up very early in the morning to head to work, and rolling through the normally bustling neighborhoods that are so quiet, you can hear the rabbits rustling through the flower beds. I like the empty streets, and…

Put a lid on it, for bicycle safety

With the warm weather here to stay, and the last of the public schools closing down for summer break, you can almost hear Alice Cooper’s 1972 ballad, Schools Out, echoing the halls of schools everywhere, as kids break free from their…

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Some of the safest places to walk at night in America are right here in Michigan

As the weather begins to slowly warm, Michiganders come out of hibernation in droves to celebrate spring. As the sun sets a little later each day, many of us enjoy taking an evening stroll around our communities. We can now feel…

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