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Fresh Thyme Offering Free Groceries At Grand Opening

February 17th, 2016 by A Life of Smiles Team

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market will reward the first 250 people in line when the store opens its doors next week with a free bag of groceries. The store will also be offering other perks for those who are the first to enter the store, including: Doorbuster deals during grand opening week. During the two hours …..

Michigan Gets A Second $5 Million Education Grant

February 17th, 2016 by A Life of Smiles Team

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a four-year, $5.5 million grant to ensure that children are prepared for school and success. “ELNC is one of the leading early childhood stakeholders in Kent County, and serves as a model for the rest of the state,” said Ali Webb, the foundation’s director of Michigan programs about the …..

Negwegon Park No Longer Split

February 16th, 2016 by A Life of Smiles Team

The Negwegon has been split into two parts since it was born over 50 years ago. It is now becoming one park thanks to a $900,000 federal grant to buy 391 acres of land between the park halves the state has long hoped join the park with. “The family reached out this summer and said they …..

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Gets First Shipment Of Butterflies

February 15th, 2016 by A Life of Smiles Team

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is preparing for the annual  Fred and Dorothy Fichter “Butterflies are Blooming” Read the full article here.

Would A Beer Make Grocery Shopping A Better Experience?

February 11th, 2016 by A Life of Smiles Team

How many times have you left the grocery store wishing for a good strong drink. A new store may make it possible to drink your favorite alcoholic drink while you shop. Busch’s Fresh Food Market is seeking a Class C liquor license for the store it plans to open in Canton Township, west of Detroit. Would …..