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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.”

Julie Momber of Greenville (above) and her college friend, Julie Morehead of Baraga, have exchanged the same birthday card (at left) for the past 40 years. The card contains extra pages of birthday notes the two friends added over the years.

YOUNG AT HEART: Card exchange reaches 40 years

In a time when a “happy birthday” can be sent instantly, via cell phone or on Facebook, two long-standing friends continue to stick to the old fashion way by sending a card. Interestingly, it has been one card that has been sent back and forth for the past 40 years.

Pictured from left, Karen Hafey, as Twink Futrelle, Becky Tower, as Honey Raye, and Kurt Schuster, as Wiley Hicks, perform a scene in the Flat River Community Players’ production of “Dearly Beloved.” — Courtesy photo

PLAY REVIEW: Flat River Community Players’ ‘Dearly Beloved’ a fun, fast-moving comedy

When you walk into the Greenville Area Community Center Theater for Flat River Community Players’ latest play, be prepared to have fun. The stage is set with bright streamers flowing down from two white paper wedding bells and tables full of food and flowers. The play’s title, “Dearly Beloved,” tells you there is a wedding going on. Maybe and maybe not.

Organizers of the Mom Prom and owners of Tiny Toes Boutique in Stanton are Jesica Scott, at left, and Milessa Scott.

S.H.E.: April 28 Mom Prom raises money to help juvenile diabetes

Ladies from the area are getting together and donning their prom, bridesmaid and wedding duds to raise money for a great cause.
The inaugural Mom Prom is from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Brickyard Bar & Grill in Stanton Saturday, April 28. The event benefits juvenile diabetes.