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Elementary school community garden project kicks off at AL!VE

Washington Elementary and Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, with the assistance of several local supporters, are collaborating to kick off a community garden project June 3 at AL!VE.

The project is funded by a grant through Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program founded by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.

Save the date for HealthFest 2014

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is getting ready for HealthFest, its free annual community event offered this year in partnership with the Capital Area Health Alliance, based on the theme of “Choosing Health.”

HealthFest 2014 will be 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place in Charlotte. It will feature special exhibits and demonstrations from a variety of health-related organizations and specialists.

NOURISH at AL!VE partners with The Coffee Barrel

AL!VE has partnered with The Coffee Barrel of Holt, Mich., to bring quality, Michigan-made coffee to customers of NOURISH, its healthy eating café.

"We are moving our coffee program up to a new level using the best product available, served by friendly staff in a beautiful building,” said Patrick Sustrich, AL!VE executive director. “The opportunity to partner with a local company who is passionate about their coffee is exciting.”

AL!VE’s grilling challenge showcases local chefs of all levels

AL!VE is hosting its second Bring Your A Game chef’s competition. This year’s grilling challenge will bring local home and professional chefs together to compete for a chance to win a $250 cash prize.

The Chef’s Grilling Challenge is 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m., and admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. There will be door prizes, kids’ games and hors d’oeuvres for attendees.

AL!VE expansion adds fitness center, children’s recreation area and conference space

AL!VE, the experience-based, destination health park in Charlotte, Mich., has expanded its facilities, programming and hours; increasing the services and experiences offered to the mid-Michigan community.

The 20,000-square-foot expansion opened Monday, Dec. 10 and it took approximately 10 months to complete. Construction began in March 2012 and 90 percent was completed using vendors and labor within a 50 mile radius of AL!VE.

AL!VE Community Open House offers preview of expansion

The mid-Michigan community will soon have the opportunity to preview the newest features at AL!VE, the experience-based, destination health park that was first opened in Charlotte, Mich., by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital just one year ago. Leanne Kaiser Carlson, visionary health futurist, will help welcome community members to the event showcasing the facility’s newest spaces and services.

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