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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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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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#MIKidsCan Spotlight: Slush Cup Champion {and a chance to win!}

The annual Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge pits mountain bikers against snow, ice, and freezing cold temperatures. For younger riders, the Meijer Slush Cup provides an opportunity to get in on the action with an eight-mile out-and-back ride. Amelia Werner took…

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Photo Gallery: Highlights from ArtPrize 2015

Let the ArtPrizing begin! The seventh annual art competition officially kicked off today at noon, although patrons wishing to cast votes were delayed due to an Amazon Web Services outage, which hosts ArtPrize’s website and mobile app. That didn’t stop…

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ArtPrize 2015: Many Hands Created Inclusive Artwork to be Displayed at Blue Cross

Aileen Strickland is quick to point out that although she may be listed as an ArtPrize artist, she considers herself more of a project coordinator. The piece that Strickland conceived and pulled together with the help of many, many people…

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Family-Friendly Ways to Enjoy ArtPrize 2015

The seventh edition of ArtPrize kicks off today in downtown Grand Rapids and as usual, there’s plenty of family-friendly fun to be had at the enormous art competition. Round up the kids and plan your ArtPrize adventure by incorporating some…

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Good Eats, Good Cause: GR’s Goodwill Food Truck First of its Kind

When you think Goodwill, does food come to mind? Although the organization’s secondhand shops are the most visible and plentiful job-training sites, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids is working to make careers in the food service industry a core…


Know When to Go: Peak Times for Fall Color Tours Across Michigan

While every season in Michigan has something to appreciate, the multi-colored beauty of fall is truly magical. If you’re planning a fall color tour, you’ll want to know when your destination will hit its peak color. We talked to Bert…

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Reasons to Love College Football Season in Michigan

When it comes to being a Michigander, few things come close to the passion and pride fans have for college football. Why do we love it so much? Here’s a look at some of our favorite reasons to get excited about…

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