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Feature Story Michigan Health and Hospital Association represents all community hospitals in the state.

How public health collaborations with hospitals benefit Michigan's communities

Yours, Mine and Ours — Public Health spoke with Lauren LaPine, Michigan Health and Hospital Association senior director of legislative and public policy about how various public health agencies and programs collaborate with hospitals across the state.  

Feature Story Liz Hilton, founder of Allegan-based KNITit.

How garment innovator KNITit grew from concept to success

“The path to success is not a straight line,” says Liz Hilton, who shares how her Allegan business grew from zero to seven figures.  

Feature Story Pat ApPaul's latest work is "Soverign," a photo zine and ArtPrize entry documenting drag in Muskegon.

Photographer explores Muskegon’s drag community for zine, ArtPrize project

Photographer Pat ApPaul’s latest project explores Muskegon’s drag community. He has a Kickstarter to fund a zine with this work and has received a grant to exhibit it in ArtPrize.

Feature Story Holland Ambassador Academy is a 10-week course for city residents to gain insight into the operations of various city departments.

City launches first Holland Ambassador Academy

Holland Ambassador Academy is a 10-week course for city residents to gain insight into the operations of various city departments.

Feature Story Sarah Yore-VanOosterhout, one of the attorneys who callers would speak with when they call. She is also LIA’s founder, managing attorney, and advocacy director.

New programs enhance legal services for asylum seekers and immigrants in West Michigan

Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates launches two communication programs to reduce wait times and enhance legal services for asylum seekers and Immigrants in West Michigan.

Feature Story Scott Heerema (left) walks away from a house fire in Park Township.

From campus to community — Gentex facilities director serves

Gentex, itself, has deep community roots, and it encourages the same in its employees. Facilities Director Scott Heerema feels those community connections in his roles in public safety.

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Take a free Dutch Dance lesson as part of Music Moves Us

As part of Music Moves Us, Tulip Time is offering a free Dutch Dance lesson on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10-10:45 a.m.   

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Take a free Zumba class as part of Music Moves Us

As part of Music Moves Us, Evergreen Commons is opening up a Zumba Gold class to the public on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10:15-11:00 a.m.

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Kids can take a free Hawaiian dance lesson as part of Music Moves Us

As part of Music Moves Us, the West Michigan Asian American Association is offering a free Polynesian dance lesson and story on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 9:30-10 a.m. at Holland Farmers Market.

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Holland-area man swims across Lake Erie to raise money for swim lesson scholarships

Dr. Bryan Huffman, a Holland-area ophthalmologist, swam across Lake Erie on June 28 as part of a years-long effort to raise scholarship funds for Holland Aquatic Center’s swimming instruction program.

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