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  • Jubilee Jobs provides individuals with tools to escape poverty

    Finding a pathway to prosperity can be a challenge, but it’s even harder for those who started out with a lack of a high school diploma or have spent time in the criminal justice system. But there’s a place where barriers to living the American dream can be removed, Jubilee Jobs. Jubilee Jobs is a non-profit who walks alongside individuals looking to better their circumstances by getting a G.E.D. or a criminal record expunged. We traveled to their headquarters, located […]

  • Do yoga with puppies at Grand Rapids Heart Walk on Sept. 26

    The American Heart Association Grand Rapids is once again hosting their annual Heart Walk on Thursday, and this year they’ve got a huge line-up of events that will keep the heart pumping and healthy. The Heart Walk will offer fun engagement stations, healthy family activities, learning opportunities, and of course, participants can walk, run, roll, or stroll the walk route. There will be a 1-mile route and 5k route mapped out for walkers and runners. One of those interactive activities […]

  • Connect with local construction pros at Menards, Oct. 8-10

    Do you have a home improvement or repair project that you can’t seem to get done? Maybe you’ve got more than one, but you don’t have the skills to do them yourself. Menards is hosting another Local Pro Connection event and its goal is to help homeowners finally check that nagging item off the to-do list. Local Pro Connection nights will take place at Menards all across Michigan on October 8-10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, […]

  • Take your life back from chronic pain with Total Health Chiropractic

    If it wasn’t bad enough that you or someone you love is suffering from chronic neck and back pain, add on the frustration of a doctor who has no other options and no answers on how to fix your pain. If you’re still taking pain medications, going to physical therapy, and everything else but are still stuck in a rut with no end in sight, Dr. Miller and his team at Total Health Chiropractic can help heal the pain. At […]

  • Sepsis Awareness Month; What you need to know

    September is Sepsis Awareness Month, which the Sepsis Alliance launched in 2011.  Spectrum Health is working hard to keep people from contracting sepsis and is looking to raise awareness in boosting both patients’ and clinicians’ awareness of sepsis, which affects 1.7 million adults annually in the U.S., according to the CDC. Dr. Peter Sholler, division chief for acute care medicine at Spectrum Health, talks about sepsis and how to prevent it. Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection; […]

  • Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for September 23

    1. A nonprofit that seeks to provide healing through horses is hosting a fundraiser this evening in Hudsonville. Hugs Ranch will host its 6th annual Fall auction tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Shed on Berry Street. The nonprofit is looking to raise close to $195,000 to be able to continue providing its no-cos services in West Michigan. Kids and teens that visit the ranch have the opportunity to be mentored, nurtured, and develop a positive work ethic while […]

  • Mercy Health talks about the difference between good and bad joint pain

    If you suffer from arthritis and chronic joint pain, know you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of adults with arthritis experience persistent pain. One in four says their joint pain is severe. Dr. Tim Henne, an orthopedic surgeon with Mercy Health Orthopedics, discusses how to differentiate good pain from bad, and how to know when it’s time to see a doctor. Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from […]

  • How to start saving for an emergency fund

    With 4 out of 10 adults stating they cannot cover a $400 unexpected expense. With kids back in school and a routine setting in, this is a good time to see what financial opportunities you can take advantage of before the end of the year. Deidre Davis, MSUFCU’s Chief Marketing Officer, is here today with suggestions for improving your finances this fall. You never know when unexpected costs can come up, such as medical expenses, or home or car repairs. […]

  • Friday’s Friend: Joey

    Say hello to Friday’s Friend, Joey! He’s a 2-year-old  boxer mix with the biggest smile and cute, curly tail. Joey loves to be active and explore the world with people. Bark in the Dark  Tickets are available for the Seventh Annual Bark in the Dark in Riverside Park! The best dog-friendly night in town features a glow in the dark 5k/1 mile fun run, dog costume contest, local beverages, photo booth, and more! Bark in the dark is on October […]

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