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Farm to Table, Doorganics Delivers

Farm to Table, Doorganics Delivers

By Kelly Quintanilla 

Hot days.... drink more water

The warm days have finally arrived. We will be spending more time outside working in the yard, washing the car and exercising. As we do remember to keep yourself hydrated, which means drink more water. the Institute of Health recommends 3.7 liters a day on average. Obviously if you are doing more outside, take in more water. Heat exhaustion can become a life threatening event, and can be easily avoided. Now we all don't like drinking water, "no taste" is the normal excuse. There are several good additives to add flavor to your water. Crystal light makes a good additive as well as the new MIO (which can be found at Meijer).

These are all good additives and relatively inexpensive. definitely cheaper then a trip to the Emergency room. So enjoy the summer and all the activities, but be safe. 

Relay for Life begins at 3pm on Friday

Relay for Life begins at 3pm on Friday

COMSTOCK PARK, MI -  Comstock Park is one of four communities hosting Relay for Life events this weekend. The relay begins at 3pm on Friday, May 20 and ends 24 hours later.  Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, parks, or other public spaces and take turns walking or running laps.

The race takes place at Comstock Park High School located at 150 6 Mile Rd NE.  For more information about the Relay for Life Comstock Park, Click Here.

The other communities hosting Relays for Life this weekend are Rockford, Forest Hills and East Grand Rapids.

Local Kidney Walk to help fight kidney disease

Local Kidney Walk to help fight kidney disease

More than 900,000 Michigan residents are currently living with chronic kidney disease and most don’t even know it.  The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is asking you to help the fight against kidney disease. Join us at Fifth Third Ball Park on Sunday, May 1st  at 12pm to participate in the 15th Annual Grand Rapids  Kidney Walk.

Walkers of all ages are invited to be part of the fun by walking individually or forming a team with family, friends, and co-workers. The day will include food and refreshments, incentive prizes for those raising funds, kids’ activities, and more.

Out of My Comfort Zone

Out of My Comfort Zone

I was invited Thursday, 4/7/11 to attend a local self-published author, Dean Cummings lecture regarding his book, Ellie, a Pioneer Girl’s Journey West 1845 at Schuler’s Book & Music Store on Alpine. I was a little intimidated to go because I’m not one to venture out of my comfort zone, since I experienced an accident because someone ran a red light on March 6, 1998 at 13 Mile & M-37 in Sparta.  Many may not understand why a grown adult would feel intimidated but the accident caused me a broken hip in 4 places & a brain injury that paralyzed my left side. I spent 2 ½ months in 3 different hospitals. I was raced to Butterworth Hospital then taken to Grand Valley because the doctor’s were not sure of my outcome. I couldn't walk, talk or write (I’m left handed). With some improvements, I was then moved to Mary Free Bed where I had to undergo grueling speech, physical & occupational therapies to help me regain my mobility.

YMCA Offers Winter Programs in the Alpine Township / Comstock Park Area

The Wolverine World Wide YMCA offers programs and classes in the Alpine Township and Comstock Park area and to participate, you don't have to be a YMCA Member. This includes pre-school and youth swimmig lessons at the Alpine Slopes Swiming Pool, 4285 Alpenhorn Dr. NW,  Baby Sitting Classes at Mill Creek Middle School, 100 Betty St. NE,   and Personal Safety classes  ("Safe on my Own" at Pine Island Elementary School, 6101 Pine Island Dri. NE.

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