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Send Your Child to Summer Camp for As Little as $5!

Send Your Child to Summer Camp for As Little as $5!

Have you always wanted to provide your child with the positive, confidence-building, life-changing experience of summer camp but thought your budget couldn’t afford it? Think again. Camp Blodgett and Camp O'Malley are offering a week of summer camp for as little as $5, based on family income!

To find out how you can register your child for a week-long session of camp, go to www.campblodgett.org or http://www.bgcgrandrapids.org/campomalley to read about their programs and download a registration form, stop in their office at 1545 Buchanan Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, or give them a call at 616-940-9874. This summer let your kids shine!
 

 

Send Your Child to Summer Camp for As Little as $5!

Send Your Child to Summer Camp for As Little as $5!

Have you always wanted to provide your child with the positive, confidence-building, life-changing experience of summer camp but thought your budget couldn’t afford it? Think again. Camp Blodgett and Camp O'Malley are offering a week of summer camp for as little as $5, based on family income!

To find out how you can register your child for a week-long session of camp, go to www.campblodgett.org or http://www.bgcgrandrapids.org/campomalley to read about their programs and download a registration form, stop in their office at 1545 Buchanan Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, or give them a call at 616-940-9874. This summer let your kids shine!
 

 

Students Flip for New Cooking Club Promoting Healthy Eating

Students Flip for New Cooking Club Promoting Healthy Eating

 

Students Flip for New Cooking Club Promoting Healthy Eating

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,  — Students are flipping over a new cooking club at River City Scholars Charter Academy; flipping food that is. The cooking club is providing fourth graders with the opportunity to learn life skills that will impact them into adulthood.

           

Teacher Amanda Barrett loves to cook so this club is a natural fit for her. She also follows Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and has been inspired by his commitment to teach children about healthy eating.

 

“I want the students to experience that healthy food does taste good,” Barrett said.

Local Non-Profit "Sea to Sea" Tours To Fight Poverty

Local Non-Profit "Sea to Sea" Tours To Fight Poverty

By World Renew in Nonprofits

The Sea to Sea 2013 Bike Tour is a nine week, 3,900-mile cycling trek across North America designed to raise awareness and funds in support of those living in poverty around the world.

Sea to Sea is a non-profit organization headquartered near 28th Street and Kalamazoo in Kentwood. The Sea to Sea 2013 Bike Tour follows the shape and format of similar cycling projects hosted by the Christian Reformed Church in 2005 and 2008, which raised millions of dollars to send to local, national and international agencies fighting poverty.

A Room and a Community: Garlic, Pottery, and Refuge

A Room and a Community: Garlic, Pottery, and Refuge

by Aemelia Tripp | photos by Two Eagles Marcus

Tami Vandenberg greeted me at the door on a snowy February day, ushering us into the warm front room of Well House.

Benefit for Abby Greer! March 2

Benefit for Abby Greer! March 2

Visit Pietro’s Italian Restaurant located at 2780 Birchcrest SE in Grand Rapids on Saturday March 2 from 4pm through 7pm to enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Abby Greer!  There will also be t-shirts available for purchase before & during this dinner, along with great raffle items & game for the kids.

Abby is a beautiful little girl who has been battling cancer. In March of 2012, she was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, an Ependymoma at 10 months old. It took 12.5 hours of surgery to remove the tumor, where she suffered a stroke during recovery and then went through 30 radiation treatments to erase the cancer. Doctors relayed to Abby’s family that her cancer had returned on December 6, 2012, discovering tumors on her spine & multiple spots on her brain. A parent’s worst nightmare became a reality for Kelli & Brandon Greer.

Using beer in Healthy Cooking

Using beer in Healthy Cooking

(WZZM) - Sometimes you just need a good beer at the end of the day, but there are more ways to use it than just as a drink.

As part of the 'Cool Brews, Hot Eats' event through Experience Grand Rapids, Executive Chef Joel Wabeke and General Manager Chris McDonald with Trillium Haven restaurant, talk about how to use beer as a substitute in your healthy recipes.

Click on the video link to watch the segment. Click here to learn more about Trillium Haven. Click here to learn more about 'Cool Brews, Hot Eats.'