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Historic Upper Peninsula Site Gets Makeover from Tourism Pros

It took one very hard day of work to make years of difference at an historic park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In its fourth restoration project, Michigan Cares for Tourism, a group comprised of tourism industry professionals and students, recently…

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Take Your Kids to this Saturday’s MSU Teddy Bear Picnic

For kids, the doctor’s office can be a scary place. Reducing fear of doctors, medical offices, and hospitals is all part of the goal of an event taking place this weekend in Lansing. The Teddy Bear Picnic at Michigan State…

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Pink Concrete Truck Drives Breast Cancer Awareness in Traverse City Area 

It’s not every day that you see a pink concrete mixing truck on construction job sites. For Vicky Long, it’s been her everyday ride for the past five years, but the novelty stands for something bigger than herself. Long works…

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“Let’s Talk Health” Event Coming to Southwest Detroit Oct. 3

There’s always something going on in Detroit and this weekend is no exception. This Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, Western International High School will double as a hub for all things healthy in the heart of southwest Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Fun Run Supports School Nurses in Holland

Did you know that Michigan ranks last when it comes to the ratio of school nurses to students? Holland Hospital is trying to change that for students enrolled at Holland Public Schools and surrounding districts. A partnership between the hospital…

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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…



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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Harvest Wildflowers Now; Make Herbal Tea this Winter

While you might not want to think about cold season now, it will be here soon enough. Lisa Rose, a Grand Rapids-based forager, herbalist, and author, shared her recipe for Burdock & Rose Wildflower Gypsy Tea, which she said is…


Expert Juicing and Smoothie-Making Tips from Malamiah Juice Bar

How many fruits and vegetables do you eat in a day? If you’re like many Americans, the number is dismal. Michiganders report that they consume about one serving of fruit and one and a half servings of vegetables on average…