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Olympian Debbie McCormick Shares Her Curling Secrets

Editor’s Note: We asked Debbie McCormick, an Olympic-level curler, to share some of her thoughts about the sport she loves. McCormick will be competing in the upcoming Traverse City Curling Club’s (TCCC) Cherry Bombspiel tournament, which begins April 24. Blue…

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Pure Michigan Campaign Closing In On a Decade of Luring Visitors to the State

The “Pure Michigan” campaign that began in 2006 saw a record return on investment last year, according to David West, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. West was in Grand Rapids recently for the…

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Success Secrets from Bill Rancic, First “Apprentice” Winner

Do you have what it takes to be successful in business and in life? Bill Rancic wasn’t sure he had what it would take to win a job as Donald Trump’s right-hand person on the first season of NBC’s “The…

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#MIKidsCan Golf: Marquette Teen to Compete in National Competition

At a time when most kids are learning their ABCs and how to tie their shoes, Jordan Jurmu discovered a lifelong passion. When he was just five, his dad took him golfing. It was love at first swing. The 13-year-old…

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Radio Host’s 10,000 Steps Journey Could Save Cousin’s Life

For Kelly Iris, losing weight could literally be life-saving. Only it isn’t necessarily her life that could be saved. Iris, who is a radio personality on West Michigan’s STAR 105.7, has a cousin with type 1 diabetes. In need of…

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The Ride: Muskegon Stationary Bike Race Raises Money for Mercy Health Heart Programs

Fred Reichert may have been dressed up like a clown, but the fact that the 56-year-old Rothbury man was happily pedaling away on a stationary bike was no joke. About five years earlier – December 27, 2009 to be exact…

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Michigan Tourist Destinations Shine Bright with Google Partnership  

Have you ever tried to explain just how beautiful Michigan is to out-of-state relatives or friends? Words just really don’t do our state justice sometimes. Now you can get a little help from Google. A new partnership between Pure Michigan…

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LaughFest: Laughter Yoga Helped Instructor Reclaim Her Joy

If laughter is the best medicine, laughter yoga could be the prescription you’re looking for. It was for Angēla Essick Dykes, who is leading a series of laughter yoga sessions throughout LaughFest. During a laughter yoga session, participants take part…

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Ovarian Cancer Survivor Ready for Spotlight at LaughFest Amateur Stand-Up Showcase

Susan Clark Denny isn’t afraid to laugh at herself and she’d prefer it if you did the same. “I like to poke fun at myself and I find that everybody can relate a little bit more,” she said. The 53-year-old…

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