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  • Teen encourages others to fight global water crisis, one race at a time

    March 22 is World Water Day,  a day to raise awareness of the global water crisis and the work being done by groups like World Vision to bring clean water to the hundreds of millions of people who still don’t have access. One West Michigan teen, Jonathan Miedema, along with his mother, Karen, shared their story of how this issue has touched their hearts and how they’re choosing to make an impact on the global water crisis. In 2015, Jonathan […]

  • Friday’s Friend: Louis

    Say hello to Friday’s Friend, Loius! He’s a 2-year-old Lionhead rabbit who is shy at first, but will slowly warm up to his new forever home. For more information, visit hswestmi.org or call (616) 437-8900.

  • Great deals at Cottage & Lakefront Living Show can make life on the water reality

    Whether it’s a calm day on the water fishing, sipping drinks on a pontoon, or flying on a ski boat with the kids on an inner tube, there’s one place to get all the latest and greatest gear and deals, Premier Watersports! Premier Watersports will be at the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show all weekend long, and how customers can make their dream of owning a boat a reality. The Cottage and Lakefront Living Show will take place on March […]

  • Learn how to compost trash at upcoming workshop

    Before tossing food or yard scraps away, how about composting them instead? Composting may sound intimidating, but Samaritas Senior Living wants to help people sort it all out in an upcoming class through The Academy. Angela Fox from GreenMichigan.Org will teach helpful tips and tricks for starting and maintaining a healthy composting pile. This workshop is both for at home and business composting. There will be complementary, sustainable wine provided. “Let’s Talk Trash- Composting Workshop” will be at Samaritas Senior […]

  • March is Nutrition Month: Tips & tricks to maintain a healthy diet

    March is National Nutrition Month, and our friends at Spectrum Health want to share the many things people can do to be healthier at home and work when it comes to diet and nutrition. Caren, a registered dietician with Spectrum Health, shares those tips and ways to incorporate them in our daily lives. Tips: Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more […]

  • Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for March 22

    1. Being hungry or hard up for food is something some of us have never experienced, but way too many kids to here in West Michigan. 1 in 5 kids are affected by hunger, and Kids’ Food Basket has a lot of events going on today to raise awareness for Go Orange Day. First up, head to the deck on the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The event goes from 5 to 8 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to wear […]

  • Aperitivo’s Cheese Bracket will decide which cheese will come out on top

    Grand Rapids wine bar, Aperitivo, is getting pretty cheesy in celebration of College Basketball Brackets. Instead of filling out NCAA brackets to see which team will come out on top, fill out a bracket for which cheese will be named the best of all cheeses. Participants must head to Aperitivo, located at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids, to fill out a bracket which has the shop’s most popular cheese listed. Winners of each matchup are determined by total sales during […]

  • Michigan Top Rank Showcase coming to Grand Rapids March 30

    While most sports fans will be watching basketball this month, there are thousands in gyms across the country working on their game to become better players. Now one of the fastest growing basketball training programs in the Midwest is coming back to Grand Rapids. All players at any level looking to develop and improve as athletes can come to the Michigan Top Rank Showcase. The Michigan Top Rank Showcase will take place at MSA Fieldhouse on March 30. Doors open […]

  • Cottage & Lakefront Living Show returns to DeVos Place March 22-24

    The hustle and bustle around Michigan’s waterways are slightly quiet now, but as the snow and ice melt, people will be out on the water and beaches. Get ready for summer by snagging great deals and see the latest in summer recreation at the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show. DeVos Place will be filled with hundreds of exhibitors including cottage and lakefront home builders,  realtors, seawalls, docks, and lifts; indoor and outdoor cottage-style furnishings; security systems, landscapers, cottage maintenance and […]

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