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First of Three School Days Games a Hit with West Michigan Students

Students from across West Michigan packed the stands for the first of three West Michigan Whitecaps School Days Games, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Educational activities and health and wellness challenges greeted attendees as they streamed in…

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After Weight Loss, Riverbank Run is Next Challenge to Conquer

For endurance runners, race day is the final chapter to a long story of training runs and hard work. This Saturday, 24-year-old Ashley Fredricks will join thousands of other participants to run her first Riverbank Run 25K. Her race story…

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Salutatorian Shares Story of Overcoming Learning Challenges

High school senior Eunice Eyamba has made the Dean’s list every year. She’s an all-conference runner and salutatorian of her class. She has her pick of colleges, having been accepted to Michigan State University, Aquinas College and Ohio State University….

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How To Make a Vision Board (And Why You Should!)

Creating a vision board helps you see the future of your dreams. A dream or vision board is made by cutting images and motivational phrases out of magazines and gluing them to a poster board. You can also go digital…

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#MIKidsCan: Curling Superstar Shares Positive Message with Traverse City Students

Pursuing a sport she loved as a youth didn’t always make Debbie McCormick popular. The four-time Olympic curler was teased because curling wasn’t considered a mainstream sport when she was growing up in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’m so glad that I…

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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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