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Coming to GR: Conductor Leonado Vordoni

Coming to GR: Conductor Leonado Vordoni

Richelle Kimble April 11, 2015 0

We are proud to welcome rising Italian conductor Maestro Leonardo Vordoni as guest conductor for our spring production of Puccini’s “Tosca” May 1 and May 2 at DeVos Performance Hall. Courtesy of Grand Rapids

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Why These Women Run This Town

Why These Women Run This Town

WLMagazine April 6, 2015 Comments Off

by Women’s LifeStyle Staff • photography by Two Eagles Marcus Spring brings running opportunities to every community, gathering thousands of walkers and runners together to high-five one another’s accomplishments. The season of striding kilometers

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Women Who Run This Town: Sally Finkbeiner

Women Who Run This Town: Sally Finkbeiner

Richelle Kimble April 6, 2015 Comments Off

SALLY FINKBEINER Sally, now a Fifth Third River Bank Road Warrior, could never imagine her life without smoking until one memorable day. “I made the hardest yet most important decision I have ever made,”

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Women Who Run This Town: Alethea Mshar

Women Who Run This Town: Alethea Mshar

Richelle Kimble April 6, 2015 Comments Off

ALETHEA MSHAR Despite fighting a variety of conditions, Alethea continues to pursue her unfaltering passion for running and also serves as a Fifth Third River Bank Road Warrior. Asthma, thyroid failure and Guillain Barre

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Women Who Run This Town: Ashley Fredricks

Women Who Run This Town: Ashley Fredricks

Richelle Kimble April 6, 2015 Comments Off

ASHLEY FREDRICKS Two years ago, Ashley decided to make a lifestyle change. With the help of Weight Watchers and personal efforts of working out, she’s lost 140 pounds. “In the past I was barely

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Women Who Run This Town: Aliya Armstrong

Women Who Run This Town: Aliya Armstrong

Richelle Kimble April 6, 2015 Comments Off

ALIYA ARMSTRONG After losing both of her parents before age 35, Aliya began a mission to start a new trend in her family: healthy eating and healthy living. She introduced herself to running through

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Women Who Run This Town: Stephanie Festian

Women Who Run This Town: Stephanie Festian

Richelle Kimble April 6, 2015 Comments Off

STEPHANIE FESTIAN At 18 years old, Stephanie was diagnosed with Long Q-T Heart syndrome. Her path to diagnosis was not an easy one; after collapsing at school, suffering cardiac arrest and waking from a

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Kent County Parks Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Kent County Parks Foundation Announces New Executive Director

WLM April 3, 2015 Comments Off

Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Board of Directors of the Kent County Parks Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Woodhams as their new Executive Director. Woodhams will be responsible for carrying

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Lights, Camera, Action for LUNAFEST

Lights, Camera, Action for LUNAFEST

WLMagazine April 2, 2015 Comments Off

  By Bri Kilroy Maybe you’re looking for an uplifting film experience or maybe you just crushed the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon on the 19th (sign up at www.GazelleGirlHalfMarathon.com) and are looking to rest

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The Impressionist: Grateful for a Welcoming Community

The Impressionist: Grateful for a Welcoming Community

WLM April 2, 2015 Comments Off

by Kerri VanderHoff • photo by Two Eagles Marcus The GoSite information sharing space opened this month. It is something very close to my heart, first as an idea I presented to my colleagues

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