Lifestyle

Local models showcase spring and summer looks provided by Posh Vega, Rainbow and Island Rays. All hair styling was provided by Ta Da Salon of Belding.

More than 600 attended women’s event at Greenville High School

Saturday’s Spring Fling for Women event was not only a success, but fulfilled a purpose to empower women. Style, health and empowerment were the key themes for the more than 600 local women to experience during the first Spring Fling for Women event held at the Greenville High School.

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Spring Fling an avenue of empowerment

Style, health and empowerment are the key themes local women will experience on a day out dedicated specifically to women. The Spring Fling for women presented by The Daily News will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at the Greenville High School and is free to the public.

Vestaburg’s Luverne Dickinson Adamson with her 160-pound Great Pyrenees, Zeus, on one of their many walks.

Vestaburg woman gets new lease on life, control of diabetes with CHIP program

Not long ago, Luverne Dickinson Adamson, 59, of Vestaburg, began her day with a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, toast with butter and coffee with creamer and artificial sweetener. She enjoyed traditional American foods — cheeseburgers, fries, coney dogs with all the fixings, and onion rings — and frequently ate out on weekends. Dinner often included salad soaked in creamy ranch dressing, steak or a chicken fillet, a hot vegetable and a baked potato smothered in butter and sour cream.

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Video: 4-for-20: Chicken stir-fry

4-20 Season 2 episode 1 from Michael Bee on Vimeo. Nothing is easier than making a chicken stir-fry my way. First, gather the money from the roomies and run to the store and buy your chicken, stir-fry vegetable mix, green onion, rice and stir-fry sauce. I got all my stuff for under $20. Read the [...]

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YOUNG AT HEART: Indoor opportunities abound for staying fit during winter months

When temperatures dip, it’s only natural that seniors who take most of their exercise out of doors during the summer months begin seeking indoor alternative venues. Fortunately, many options exist in the Montcalm County area.

“(Theater is) so exciting for me,” Ruth Hansen said of the arts. “It’s the soul of the people.”

Ruth Hansen has a passion for students and theater

Ruth Hansen has dedicated most of her time not only to the local community, but also to the students in the community.

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HEALTH and WELLNESS: Taking preventative measures one bite at a time

There are a multitude of cancer diagnoses everyday. Various forms can be linked genetically, others are caused by environmental factors and some are due to certain behaviors and habits. United Lifestyles registered dietitian Renee DeFrang uses her expertise to both work with cancer patients and others who are looking to improve their quality of life and prevent certain illnesses.

Emma Fowler, 12, of Greenville, holds up necklaces of beads, which each bead represented a feat in her recovery of Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

HEALTH and WELLNESS: Cancer — Stories of survival

The sound of glass breaking somewhere downstairs when you’re tucked safely into a 3 a.m. bed; the low growl of an unseen dog on a dark summer’s night; unexpected knocking from beneath your car’s hood when you’re miles from home. All these qualify as scary noises. But the scariest noise of all, the one most people fear above all else, may be summed up in three words: “You have cancer.”

Owen Newland, left, and Dayton Reeves have been collecting chapsticks and toy tractors to donate to the  DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids for young patient, in honor of Bree and Madison Town of Greenville. Bree Town is battling leukemia. The two Belding five-year-old boys will be collecting donations until June 16. Drop donations off at The Daily News office at 109 N. Lafayette St. in Greenville or call (616) 550-0668 for more information.

Lil tykes, big heart: Belding 5-year-old boys collect donations for young patients

Five-year-old Belding buddies Owen Newland and Dayton Reeves have been collecting chapsticks and toy tractors to donate to the DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids for young patient, in honor of Bree and Madison Town of Greenville. Bree Town is battling leukemia.

Sandy Enness runs along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

YOUNG AT HEART: Greenville woman returns to running after 21 years

When Sandy Enness began whipping herself back into shape at age 52, a whipping is exactly what it felt like. It had been 21 years since the former marathoner had donned a pair of running shoes and, in her own words, she was “far out of shape.”