• Go Green!

    Go Green!

    August 14, 2014

    Downtown Market brings healthy food choices to Grand Rapids By Malaysia Horton Once, downtown Grand Rapids was a food desert. Run-down “party stores” were the main source of food for hungry city dwellers due to the lack of grocery stores downtown. However, the explosion of The Downtown Market has changed that. The Downtown Market is […]

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  • Eating ice cream to save the honey bees

    Eating ice cream to save the honey bees

    June 19, 2013

    Imagine walking into the produce section of the grocery store and seeing bare shelves. Juicy berries and tasty melons would not be able to cultivate without the help of bees. Bees have been depicted as killers, stingers and pests, but nearly one third of our food is pollinated by honey bees. They work hard to […]

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  • Earth Day, Every Day

    Earth Day, Every Day

    June 12, 2013

    Angela Topp is a tree hugger, and to tree huggers’ it’s Earth Day every day of the year. In 2010, Angela decided to cement her legacy in Grand Rapids as an eco-warrior by founding Tree Huggers, an earthy-friendly retail store in East Hills, Grand Rapids. With the idea of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ in mind, she opened a […]

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  • Bird-Watching Program Aids Dementia Patients

    June 3, 2013

    By Holly Hall Randy Griffin, a registered nurse, had long been looking for ways to improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients. Then one morning two years ago, as she sat outside at home watching two cardinals that had alighted on her husband’s bird feeder, she wondered: What if she could engage patients and the people […]

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  • PaperGator

    May 31, 2013

    There is not a lot to get excited at when looking at the PaperGator, it looks a lot like your average dumpster. The PaperGator, however is no average dumpster as it not only helps the environment, but helps nonprofit churches and schools earn money. Look around your home; do you have old papers lying around? Phonebooks? Magazines? […]

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