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2014-06-26 20:21:47

Publisher recognized at 2014 ICRS trade show in Atlanta GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta, Zondervan was recognized for publishing three best new products of the year. The 2014 Christian Retailing's Best Awards were presented Tuesday night (June 24) during Christian retail's largest trade show and meeting of the industry. The Zondervan titles who received Best Awards were as follows: -- Young Adult Fiction Category:...

2014-06-18 12:26:35

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetation celebrated today the arrival of the first of six new unit trains being manufactured specifically to move iron ore concentrate to its pellet plant in Reynolds, Indiana. The concentrate will be loaded at its Jessie Load-Out terminal just east of Grand Rapids before departing for the state-of-the-art pellet plant currently in the final stages of construction in Indiana. To celebrate the shipment, Magnetation is hosting...

2014-06-17 16:24:03

Tickets Go On Sale June 26 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has partnered with General Mills to provide a community concert featuring some of country music's biggest stars - Gary Allan and Big & Rich - on Aug. 9 at Fifth Third Ballpark, tournament officials announced today. Country music fans will recognize Gary Allan on the heels of his newly-released album, "Set You Free," which recently reached No. 1 on the...

2014-06-10 12:23:21

Grand Rapids, Muskegon to join Detroit, Traverse City DETROIT, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The DTE Energy Foundation announced today it will expand its support for its "Greening," or recycling, programs to the GrandJazz Fest in Grand Rapids and Muskegon's Lakeshore Art Festival. The Foundation already supports recycling programs at the Detroit Jazz Festival and the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. "Our goal is to reduce the carbon footprint of these festivals by...

2014-05-28 12:27:15

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 39th consecutive year, the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., the birthplace of Judy Garland, is celebrating the entertainer and her timeless film, The Wizard of Oz, during its weeklong Wizard of Oz Festival, taking place June 10 - 15, 2014. In recognition of the 75(th) anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, this year's festival, formerly the Judy Garland Festival, includes a number of special events. Kicking off the...

2014-05-22 16:23:50

Retailer's youngest shoppers co-star with iconic penny pony GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Midwest retailer Meijer announced the debut of a new commercial featuring photos of local children riding its iconic penny pony, Sandy. The 30-second commercial will begin airing within the retailer's five-state footprint - Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky - in June and a 60-second version of the commercial is online now. Meijer shoppers can also watch the...

2014-05-07 08:39:46

Comprehensive directory helps wine enthusiasts discover new wineries and share recommendations with others. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winecraze.com, a new website designed to help wine country tourists discover new wineries, new wines and then share their experiences with other wine enthusiasts has launched this week. The site features 1,149 of the top wineries for tourists in North America. Selected wineries offer a variety of amenities for tourists, many...

2014-04-28 12:27:41

Golf Tournament Volunteer Registration Now Open GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large summer event for Grand Rapids is rapidly approaching, and your help could be invaluable. The LPGA tour returns to Michigan this August at Blythefield Country Club and is looking for volunteers. The event, which takes place Aug. 4-10, will need approximately 600 volunteers to work every aspect of the tournament from assisting the media to being a walking scorer on the course....

2014-04-28 12:23:32

Environmental efficiencies help cities avoid 905,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of removing 150,000 cars from the roads CHICAGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veolia North America, a leading operator and developer of efficient energy solutions, announced that four of its U.S. facilities have been recognized for environmental excellence. Sites in Philadelphia and Grand Rapids, Mich., as well as two locations in Boston, have achieved certification to the International...

2014-04-28 12:22:37

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mill Steel Co., a flat rolled steel service center company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, announced today the purchase, opening and expansion of its operations in Jeffersonville, IN at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. As part of the company's Jeffersonville, Indiana opening Mill Steel Co. has purchased the existing 105,000 square foot facility and will begin an immediate expansion to add 120,000 square feet. This 225,000...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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