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2014-02-28 12:27:28

World-Renowned Molecular Biologist and New Director of Research, Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Peter Jones Leading Translational Research in Epigenetics ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute, a world-class research and science education institute headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has established a global epigenetics research hub, tapping into a hot-button research topic responsible for new and innovative...

2014-02-20 20:23:40

Book details Pagano's fight to overcome adversity through Unity, Passion and Perseverance, to attain back to back winning seasons. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zondervan announces the acquisition of "Sidelined: Overcoming Odds Through Unity, Passion and Perseverance" (ISBN: 978-0-310-34103-1; June 24, 2014). At age 51, Chuck Pagano was named head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. He was hired in January 2012, following the Colts' disappointing 2-14 season, the...

2014-02-05 16:28:04

Partnership Brings Renowned Physician-Scientist to Grand Rapids GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute and Spectrum Health announced today that they have collaborated to bring world-renowned cardiovascular researcher and cardiologist Stefan Jovinge MD, Ph.D., to Grand Rapids. Jovinge, of Sweden, will lead teams of researchers and clinicians at the Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute and Van Andel Research...

2014-02-03 12:24:31

New five-week church-wide experience for all ages GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America's favorite reality show family continues to use their fame for God's glory. The Robertsons, from the hit series "Duck Dynasty®," are expanding their outreach into churches across America with "Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus." In this new church-wide curriculum -- published by Zondervan -- Korie Robertson along with her mother, Chrys Howard, created a...

2014-01-30 20:20:26

Jeep dealer near Grand Rapids stocks 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee GREENVILLE, Mich., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jeep has always drawn on elements of grace and strength to entreat throngs of sport utility drivers. That plan of action is no different with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Available now near Grand Rapids at Ed Koehn Chrysler, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee exhibits a graceful balance of refinement and physicality that Michigan drivers know and appreciate. (Photo:...

2014-01-29 23:03:22

The new Electromagnetic Compatibility Center (EMC) at Grand Valley State University, which pairs students with local companies, is the first of its kind in West Michigan. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 A new center at Grand Valley State University is working with West Michigan companies to develop and test new electrical products entering the marketplace. The Electromagnetic Compatibility Center (EMC), which pairs students with local companies, is the first of its kind in West...

2014-01-29 12:26:13

Reveal at NY Now in NYC; One of Many Introductions Planned for 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Uncle Goose®, the nation's leading handmade wooden toy block manufacturer, navigates into uncharted waters with the introduction of Nautical Alphabet Blocks, a 26-piece set of decorative blocks featuring artwork steeped heavily in maritime tradition. The set has a suggested retail price of $48. It becomes available at specialty retailers...

2014-01-29 12:24:29

Photo contest will pair iconic penny horse with retailer's youngest shoppers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer is offering its younger customers a chance for a co-starring role in an upcoming television commercial at the cost of one cent. The commercial is scheduled to debut across the Midwest retailer's five-state footprint in 2014, and will feature images of children riding its iconic penny horse, Sandy, over several generations. Meijer is asking customers...

2014-01-21 16:22:33

Meijer mPerks subscription reaches two-million customers, free Wi-Fi in stores enhances digital coupon program GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital coupon use is at an all-time high with more than 2 million Meijer shoppers now subscribed to the free mPerks program, and Meijer has made significant investments to make digital savings easier for its customers. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer now has free Wi-Fi capability in all its stores, making it easier for...

2014-01-15 12:26:36

Select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan participate in regional patient care study to provide testing, medications quicker for common illnesses GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As health officials across the Midwest warn against the widespread reach of the flu virus, select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan will offer free diagnostic testing for influenza and strep throat to eligible patients, enabling Meijer pharmacists to administer tests and, in some cases, fill the matching...


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2012-06-18 05:03:32

Symbol: CRAM4 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: CrataegusambitiosaSarg. distribution:USA(MI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

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2010-11-19 15:53:27

Roger Chaffee was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. He was born Roger Bruce Chaffee on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Central High School. In 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University. That same year, he married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen. Chaffee was a...

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