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Michigan Food Writer Releases New Wild Edibles Book

Grand Rapids resident Lisa Rose sees potential in weeds that others might pass by. Oftentimes, they make for a great snack. With Midwest Foraging, Rose’s recently released book, she aims to take the mystery out of foraging with plant descriptions…

Food

Meijer State Games of Michigan Celebrate Opening Ceremonies Tonight

Looking for a way to start the weekend inspired? Head to the opening ceremony of the Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games at Fifth Third Ballpark tonight at 7:30 p.m. The signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission,…

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Could Forgiveness Improve Your Health?

Carrying around mental baggage from past slights and grievances could literally be making you sick, according to Reverend Dr. Michael Barry. “A lot of us drag around a lot of stuff,” he said. Barry is an ordained pastor who joined…

Mental Health

 

Cooking Contest Win Caps Year of Healthy Changes for Grand Rapids Man

When tests revealed high blood sugar levels, Kevin Adams knew he had to make some changes. The 48-year-old Grand Rapids resident had watched diabetes impact his father’s life and he didn’t want to go down the same path. His health…

Food

Get Your Grill On with this Manly Chicken Recipe

Need a fast and healthy weeknight dinner? Look no further than the winning recipe from this year’s “Real Men Cook & Eat Healthy” Cooking Contest. Grand Rapids resident Kevin Adams took home the first-place prize of $350 for his Citrus…

Food

Synchronized Swimming: “It’s Like Running a Marathon Without Breathing”

“It’s like doing a full dance routine, but holding your breath half the time.” That’s how 17-year-old Katie Ward describes synchronized swimming, a sport that will make a big splash in Grand Rapids this weekend. As part of the Meijer…

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#MIKidsCan Cook Contest Brings Out Kids’ Culinary Creativity

  Think kids can’t cook? The contestants in the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook competition, as well as attendees who tried their dishes, would beg to differ. Held at New Hope Baptist Church in Grand Rapids on Monday, June 15, the…

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#MIKidsCan Cook: Tropical Cucumber Breeze

Looking for a tasty treat your kids will love? Try this refreshing summertime snack, courtesy of the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook contest winner, Navia Washington, 12, of Grand Rapids. Washington won a skating party as the first place contestant in the…

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Exhibit Featuring Work of Disabled Artists On Display in Grand Rapids

Although the first annual Grand Rapids’ DisArt Festival has come and gone, an exhibit the fest brought to town will be on display through July. “Art of the Lived Experiment” made its U.S. premiere in Grand Rapids during DisArt, which…

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