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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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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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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…


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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