Michigan’s Greatest Native Eats: Get pleasure from Aperitivo’s curated wine, cheese and meats in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After you’ve cooked your Thanksgiving feast, a spot within the Grand Rapids Downtown Market serving curated wines, cheese and meats is the proper place to unwind with family and friends.

Aperitivo, owned by Amy Ruis, is a wine bar with cheese and charcuterie at 435 Ionia Ave. SW.

“It’s all from very small locations and all of it has a narrative that we like to inform,” Ruis mentioned of the restaurant’s choices. “It’s all handcrafted by folks we’ve met or have been delivered to us by nice distributors and importers.”

Together with cheese and meats, Ruis

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Christian nationalism is enjoying a significant position in Ozarks politics

It’s a quiet Thursday night in late July. A small crowd gathers in north Springfield. They’re watching a video lecture on the roots of American democracy.

The eight-week lecture collection is named Patriot Academy, and on this lesson, hosts Rick Inexperienced and David Barton comb over the Structure. They promote a socially conservative view of the world. The hosts reward small authorities, free-market capitalism, and particular person freedom. They quote the Founding Fathers to bolster these concepts.

Displays like this wouldn’t be misplaced at a political rally. However the crowd is watching Patriot Academy from the atrium of Reward Meeting

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A ‘hug to your soul’: Religious spa and boutique coming to Dexter

DEXTER, MI — Dexter will quickly have a spot for individuals to faucet into their spirituality no matter their faith.

Angel Whispers Religious Spa & Boutique, 7940 Ann Arbor St., is internet hosting its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.11, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony happening at 11:11 a.m.

The spa and boutique is a 501c3 nonprofit that started in 2021 and presents totally different vitality medication companies like vibrational sound remedy, meditation and Reiki, a Japanese method that promotes therapeutic via rest.

The spa and boutique goals to assist individuals not solely discover self love and

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With sexually transmitted infections on the rise, native well being division expands free testing

In Greene County, sexually transmitted infections have elevated 12 p.c between 2020 and 2021, in keeping with information saved by the Missouri Division of Well being and Senior Companies.

Kendra Findley, the Administrator of Communicable Ailments on the Springfield Greene County Well being Division, saidthe pandemic is essentially accountable.

“There have been fewer testing choices throughout the pandemic response that may definitely be a problem as a result of in the event you don’t know your standing you’ll don’t know in the event you had been spreading one thing,” mentioned Findley.

To curb the rise of STIs, the well being

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