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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...

2014-01-08 20:21:35

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as Napa, California is known as "Wine Country," Grand Rapids, Michigan is known as "Furniture City" - and has been since the 1800s when the city became a major lumbering center and the first city in the United States to mass-produce fine furniture. This nickname has set the standard exceptionally high for the craftsmanship that is done in Grand Rapids, particularly in custom-built homes. Just as people flock to Napa to get the best wine...

2013-12-30 20:20:49

Consider Including Your Home in Your 2014 New Year's Resolutions GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As 2014 approaches, the go-to resolutions remain unchanged; weight loss, time spent with family and friends and budgeting. One way to cut back on funds is to invest some time and a little money into your home to save on energy bills in the long run. Here are 5 habits that custom homebuilder Nate Abbott, of Falcon Custom Homes, encourages his clients to implement in 2014...

2013-12-30 08:21:02

Lighted Ball High Above Grand Rapids Now Features LED Bulbs GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It may look the same, but this year's New Year's Eve ball to be dropped Tuesday from high above downtown Grand Rapids will use a fraction of the electricity of years past, thanks to new LED bulbs from Consumers Energy. As part of its sponsorship of the 2014 Fox KIA HOT New Year's Eve Party, Consumers Energy has replaced the 450 halogen light bulbs used the previous five...

2013-12-09 23:25:39

Affordable Care Act Education, Resources and Guidance Available Through Grand Rapids African American Health Institute Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 More than 200 community members have received assistance from the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute’s (GRAAHI) Affordable Care Act (ACA) education specialists and calls for appointments continue to rise. “We’re working with individuals and families to help them make the best health care choices,” said...


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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.