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This year’s Summit on Race and Inclusion focuses on ‘Power of Belonging!’

The Summit on Race and Inclusion is returning for its 18th year on June 7. The all-day event will be held in person at Hope College and virtually. 

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Michigan Fitness Foundation connects families to farmers and fresh, locally grown food

Michigan Fitness Foundation has been working with Michigan farmers and farmers market managers to reduce barriers to accessing fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for families on tight budgets. 

Feature Story Linden Peterson, director of events for the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, points out an area in Muskegon County during the STAR! training.

How Muskegon STAR! training builds community pride

Muskegon STAR! is a class designed to educate people about Muskegon, build pride in the community, and create brand ambassadors for the city.

Feature Story Two of Ottawa County's senior environmental health specialists Rebekah Folkert and Kayla Anderson were honored for their work recently.

Ottawa County Environmental Health duo honored for food safety work

Ottawa County’s Senior Environmental Health Specialist Rebekah Folkert earned the Distinguished Service Award to recognize her outstanding accomplishments in environmental health, and Senior Environmental Health Specialist Kayla Anderson earned the Samuel M. Stephenson Sanitarian of the Year Award.

Feature Story A handful of Muskegon County Jail inmates and their families had private access to the Lakeshore Museum Center for their visit.

Incarcerated moms and their children come together at Muskegon museum

The Lakeshore Museum Center’s “Time Well Served” provides the opportunity for children to visit with their mother for an extended period in a less trauma-inducing, more child-friendly environment than a jail visitation room.

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OnPoint’s new community mental health facility increases access to care

Located on a main road, OnPoint’s new facility is easily accessible with a focus on integrated care  

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Why community matters when it comes to engagement

Engagement is key to building community, says author Christine Porath, who joined the 2023 Tuesday Forum Series to discuss why the priority should be building connections with others. 

Feature Story Bicycle Showband Crescendo performs at Hope College’s Ray and Sue Smith Stadium during the debut performance at the Tulip Time Festival, May 12.

Dutch bicycle-riding marching band makes U.S. premiere at Holland’s Tulip Time

Bicycle Showband Crescendo, a bicycling-riding marching band from the Netherlands, wowed Tulip Time crowds during the group’s first visit to the U.S.

Feature Story Dulce Salazar (right) organized donations for care packages and her peers to deliver them to the Michigan State University campus recently.

Holland teen organizes care packages for MSU students with help from Boys and Girls Club, peers

A 16-year-old West Ottawa International Baccalaureate junior and Boys and Girls Club member, Dulce Salazar believes in the power of small acts. She can't bring back people killed and injured in a mass shooting on the MSU campus earlier this year, but she can let students there know that people care.

Partner Content A family enjoys jump roping along the Lansing River Trail.

Rec-Connect™ makes fitness fun for everyone

Across the state, Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Rec-Connect™ demonstration series is being used in communities to inspire and empower people to engage regularly in physical activity.

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