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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...

2014-04-25 23:10:11

Taking a chance to stop a loved one's continued downward fall into deeper drug addiction is worth it for family and friends. For a no-cost consultation, call 616-214-3347. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Grand Rapids MI Alcohol Drug Rehab is pleased to announce an extended intervention program is now available for adults and adolescents seeking an end to drug addiction in Grand Rapids. When it comes to drugs and family and friends, for an addict the drug always will rank...

2014-04-24 08:28:51

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its position as Michigan's leading PR firm, Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) today announced it has acquired Lansing, Mich.-based public policy and issues management firm Sterling Corporation. The move bolsters LE&A's public affairs practice and establishes it as the largest PR firm in the state's capital and the largest public affairs firm in Michigan. "We see no better place to invest than Michigan,...

2014-04-14 12:33:01

ARTAS® Robotic System by Restoration Robotics, Inc. Revolutionizes Hair Restoration GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven Paul Holt, MD, proudly announces that he has become the first physician in the state to offer the FDA Cleared ARTAS® Robotic Procedure by Restoration Robotics, Inc. at his private practice, the Holt Hair Restoration Center, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From the heart of Silicon Valley - the core of innovation - this revolutionary system...

2014-04-11 12:22:51

More than $3,000 in QuiltWeek Awards Available GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Experience Grand Rapids has announced the inaugural 2014 Young Textile Art Challenge. The contest, hosted in conjunction with the American Quilter's Society (AQS) 2014 Grand Rapids QuiltWeek®, is open to artists ages 18-30. With more than $3,000 in prize money available, organizers hope the competition will encourage younger textile artists to enter the competition and attend the show....

2014-04-03 08:31:06

Nearly 70 grants are awarded to Free and Charitable Clinics, School-Based Health Centers and Community Health Centers as part of a $5 million, multi-year initiative WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced the recipients of nearly 70 grants awarded to free and charitable clinics, school-based health centers (SBHCs) and community health centers as part of a $5 million...


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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
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin