One thumbprint by one woman — Esperance, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — helped start a movement that has reached from the top of Kilimanjaro to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, from dusty African villages to glamorous cocktail parties in the United States.
Before it became The Friesian Gastro Pub, the building at 720 Michigan St. NE was four walls of eroding concrete and a dirt floor. That didn’t stop the owners from envisioning a fresh addition to the Midtown Corridor, but they did need direction.
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Dr. Terri Zomerlei, of the Centre for Plastic Surgery, isn’t your typical surgeon. A West Michigan native, Dr. Z first worked in health care as a nursing assistant, and then as a surgical physician assistant. But when this mother of two faced a life-changing event that rekindled her passion to be a surgeon, she went for it.
When Josh Beckett turned 30, he was diagnosed with diabetes, and that sparked a brand-new perspective on food and exercise. By opening Anna’s House, Beckett has been able to provide fresh, organic, high-quality dishes to his friends and family.