Benne Anderson to Lead GRPS Turkey Trot as Honorary Race Director

GRPS alum and running champion Benne Anderson will serve as this year’s honorary race director.


ArtPrize Artist Connects Art, Healing in Piece Made with Robot Vacuum

Amanda Koss is showing her paintings "Self" and "Dustbin Timberlake" at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan office in downtown Grand Rapids during the annual art festival.


Why Pickleball is a Heart-Healthy Sport

Pickleball is a great sport for your heart health, no matter your age.


Tips for Helping a Person in Recovery from Drugs or Alcohol

Helping someone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction achieve recovery is a process that is different for everyone.

Two women sitting and talking about recovery

Your Voice, Your Choice: Why Voting is Good for Your Health

Beyond the mere satisfaction you may receive from helping select the next president, voting also has some surprising health benefits.

Woman voting in gymnasium

How to Walk for a Cause

Participating in these charity walks is a win-win. You get the health benefits of walking while also funding a great cause.

group of people crossing finish line of charity walk

Find Supportive LGBTQIA+ Resources in Michigan

A list of some of the best locations across Michigan to help provide resources to LGBTQIA+ individuals.


4 Simple Ways to Lift Spirits This Season

Check out these easy ways to spread holiday cheer and share some love.

spread love during the holidays

Bowl for Kids’ Sake Events Combine Fun at the Lanes with a Great Cause

Bowl for Kids’ Sake events across the state are a fun and active way to help out a great organization.

girl bowls

Charity Ball to Benefit Two Grand Rapids Non-Profits Devoted to Kids

Ele’s Place, Grand Rapids and Baxter Community Center have been chosen as this year’s recipients of proceeds from the 25th annual Kids Charity Ball.

Grand Rapids charity ball

YMCA Veggie Vans Bring Fresh Produce to Michigan Neighborhoods

The end of summer means the shuttering of many local farmers markets. For one unique market serving urban neighborhoods in Grand Rapids and Muskegon…


Zoo Goes Boo Gives West Michigan Families a Fun Way to Celebrate Halloween

Looking for a fun and not-spooky way to celebrate Halloween in West Michigan with your kids? John Ball Zoo has you covered with Zoo Goes Boo! Dress up and enjoy…

Zoo Boo

MSU Teddy Bear Picnic a “Huge Success”

This past Saturday, over 1,200 kids and their parents braved chilly temperatures and overcast skies to take part in the 10th annual Michigan State University…

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Can You Dig it? Detroit Dirt is Leading the D’s Composting Revolution

You know what they say: waste not, want not! Detroit Dirt is saving the world one yard of compost at a time. From collecting unused food scraps to the…

Optimized-Detroit Dirt photos by Doug Coombe-8496

Halloween Hazards: Don’t be haunted by ignoring safety

Halloween is here! With all the crazy costumes, parties, scary movies, jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating for candy, it’s easy to forget to take a moment to…


Improve your health, fatten your wallet, help your local economy

As consumers, we are very fortunate. Thanks to large grocery store chains, we have almost every food imaginable available right at our fingertips.


Fact vs. fiction: The truth about immunization safety

The New Year brings with it many things. For parents, that may include thinking about all the doctor’s appointments you may need to make for your kids this year.

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