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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.

Autism-Affected Families Empowered Through Hope Network Education Center

Autism-Affected Families Empowered Through Hope Network Education Center

Information about Autism can be found everywhere, but sometimes it’s overwhelming and that’s one of the reasons why Hope Network’s Center for Autism has started monthly networking and educational events called Family Rounds.

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director of Children's Services Dr. Mohan Krishnan says it’s helpful for families to share what they’ve learned with each other and develop relationships.

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.'

Chair Yoga beginning in March at Dominican Center at Marywood

Chair Yoga beginning in March at Dominican Center at Marywood

Are you interested in yoga, but would like a gentle class to begin? Then Chair Yoga is for you. In this safe and supportive class you will gently move your body using a chair to help you cultivate flexibility, strength, and balance. The chair will serve to assist you in exploring seated movements, standing/balancing poses, and as a tool to help you get up and down from the floor (should you need assistance). Deep breathing and rest will be woven throughout. You will leave feeling refreshed and energized, yet calm and relaxed. No need to be self-conscious. This is a great group of people who would like to know more about yoga and are reluctant to go to a class. Find out if chair yoga is for you. Come to one or all sessions. Cost is $10.00 per session if you register in advance by phone (616.454.1241 Option 5) or online. Walk-ins are welcome price at the door is $12.00. Click on date, or dates, below and register now. We look forward to seeing you in this new class.

Two Grand Rapids companies appear on Fortune 100's list of Best Companies to Work For

Two Grand Rapids companies appear on Fortune 100's list of Best Companies to Work For

Both Plante Moran and Stryker rank on Fortune 100's list of Best Companies to Work For.

According to an excerpt from the article:

Accounting firm Plante Moran, which is headquartered in Southfield and has an office in Grand Rapids North, ranks No. 25, while Kalamazoo based medical equipment manufacturer Stryker ranks No. 61.
 

Dining with a French Twist - But Gluten and Dairy Free

Dining with a French Twist - But Gluten and Dairy Free

Are you gluten- & dairy-free and miss the classic goodness of French cooking? 

Join Tender Palate blogger and renowned foodie and food allergy "expert" Elisabeth Veltman, and the inspiringly creative Chef, Kathleen Schiefler, as they team up to present an informative seminar and menu sampling (you sit and watch in style and comfort and we do all the work!). The class will be held in the new, culinary amphitheater at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education! You don't have to leave your favorite foods on the table because of dietary restrictions. No way!

Freese-Decker Named Young Healthcare Executive of Year

Freese-Decker Named Young Healthcare Executive of Year

Christina M. Freese-Decker, president, Spectrum Health United Hospital and Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital, has won the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The honor is given for outstanding achievement in the field of health care management.

 

The award is given to an exceptional health care executive who is less than 40 years old, is an ACHE Fellow and holds a chief executive officer or chief operations officer position in a health care organization. Freese-Decker will receive her award on Tuesday, March 12, at the Malcolm T.