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The Rev. Dan Anderson has a unique personal perspective on the protests and riots exploding across the nation. He’s served as both protector and as a pastor.

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Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, the board members of the Wednesday night dances held at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium have decided to cancel the June concerts.

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A number of restrictions lifted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday are specifically relevant to parks and park users. In response, the Ottawa County parks department recently announced the following updates:

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For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary for Sunday morning services.

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PHILADELPHIA — Jennifer Merves Robbins never really considered herself an anxious person. She even — for the most part — didn’t find it too stressful to shelter-in-place when she started working from home, helping her two kids transition to online school, and cooking dinner every night. She …

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We may still be under a stay-at-home order, but there’s no reason we can’t have some tasty dinners on the grill while we’re hanging out at home.

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One of the most unusual things about the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has forced schools to be closed and students and teachers have had to do their educating online. “Distance learning,” they call it. Thank goodness for the internet, right?

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GRAND RAPIDS — After more than two months of closure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids will be able to resume public masses on Friday, May 29.

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Memorial Day weekend is typically a long getaway weekend, but COVID-19 tamed the travel.

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The community coalition created to respond to the COVID-19 crisis has granted an additional $22,000 from the Emergency Human Needs Fund to five area nonprofit organizations that are helping our community in this time of crisis.

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The coronavirus will forever change our society from higher education to sports to organized religion. All of these changes will, perhaps, not be positive but some good things will come out of this pandemic.

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Spring Lake High School’s seniors have overcome enough adversity over the past few months – they weren’t going to let a little rain dampen their spirits.

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DETROIT — The first week of April, the Rev. Kenneth Flowers had a slight dry cough, body aches and a bad headache. His 90-year-old mother he helped take care of had tested positive for the coronavirus a few days earlier, and so he asked his doctor whether he should get a test.

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Looking ahead to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Friday announced it plans to reopen Grand Haven State Park’s Channel parking lot (known locally as Fisherman’s parking lot) to public parking starting at 8 a.m. Friday, May 22.

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Local boating safety open houses have been canceled this weekend because of Michigan’s Stay Home order, but it’s not the time to put boat safety practices on the shelf.

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When sisters-in-law Skylar (Bench) Garrison and Jacque (Garrison) Miller found out they were pregnant, they were excited to share the experience together.

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A loaf of bread and a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs and onto the checkout line. “Paper or plastic?” or fill your own bag, then out the door.

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Earlier this year, Grand Haven Area Public Schools administrators asked a challenging question: How can we blend hands-on learning with philanthropy and create an opportunity to engage students who were not already involved in other extracurricular activities?

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The community is being asked to save Seven Steps Up, a local concert venue that is in danger of closing due to revenue loss during COVID-19 pandemic.

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DALLAS — As the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas (Texas) turns a corner in its bout with the coronavirus, life for the monks is still far from returning to normal.

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MINNEAPOLIS — A coalition of Twin Cities faith organizations and local businesses is calling on Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to end what it calls an unconstitutional and draconian scheme to close businesses and places of worship, saying the partial economic shutdown has violated their constitutio…

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As some 350,000 American churches and other houses of worship scramble to meet the spiritual and – increasingly – material needs of their members remotely, they are doing so on a tighter budget than usual.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Amid the heartbreak in losing their son, the Yonker family agonized over the fact that, due to COVID-19, they wouldn’t be able to hold a funeral for Pierce.

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She cooks, she cleans, she packs lunches, she provides transportation and even kisses boo-boos goodbye.

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Weaving together culture, religion and life experiences, music therapist Miranda Eden helps the families of Emmanuel Hospice compile the soundtrack of their loved one’s life.

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I read a story the other day that made me think of my mother. Probably I had been thinking about her anyway because it is that time of year with Mother’s Day soon approaching.

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The Tri-Cities Family YMCA partnered with several West Michigan nonprofit agencies to provide meals to residents age 60 and older during a Senior Meal Curbside Distribution event last week.

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Maj. Brian Minietta’s eyes are locked down the barrel of a camera lens. He sways gently back and forth in silence, then his gruff voice belts out, in singsong: “A little patience ... yeah, yeah!”

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LOS ANGELES — A small California evangelical church that was forced to stop meeting for Sunday services because of coronavirus restrictions is suing California's governor, arguing the state’s public gathering ban violates First Amendment rights to religious freedom.

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Being locked in the house together means couples have to find creative, intentional ways to spend quality time with one another.