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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore! Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College. Fell in love with GR and have been here since! (Go Beer City, USA!)   Big fan of crime TV, the '90s (scrunchies! Saved By the Bell!), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.
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Vote for New Hudsonville Ice Cream Flavor

What does winter taste like in West Michigan?

I know, it's only July, we shouldn't even be thinking about winter yet! But what if it involves ice cream?

Hudsonville Ice Cream and Pure Michigan have teamed up to find a new flavor for the winter season. Cast your vote for what you think should be the next Hudsonville ice cream!

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The B.O.B.’s Liquor License Suspended for 10 Days

WZZM reported in April, that The B.O.B. was sentenced to a 3-day liquor license suspension. The downtown Grand Rapids bar, restaurant, and nightclub tried to appeal that decision. Tuesday, the Michigan Liquor Commission not only upheld the original suspension, but extended it to 10 days. 

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WZZM-13: Grand Rapids and West Michigan Voters Head to the Polls [Video]

It's Election Day across Michigan in many cities, municipalities and school districts, including the City of Grand Rapids, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reports.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. EST this morning and remain open until 8 p.m. EST tonight.

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Michigan Law Office Gives Away Free Divorce for Valentine’s Day

There's chocolates and jewelry, a nice dinner out, a thoughtful card-- a number of ways to say "I love you" on Valentine's Day. But what if what you really want to say is "Happy Valentine's Day... I want a divorce" ? Well then, there's a Michigan Lawyer looking to help out with that. In honor of the most romantic day of the year, the Southfield Michigan Law Offices of Walter H. Bentley III, PLLC are giving away a free divorce.

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Grand Rapids Veterans’ Day Deals 2012

Sunday November 11th is Veterans' Day, a day to honor the men and women who have served our country and protected our freedoms. To say thank you, many Grand Rapids area businesses are offering special Veterans' Day Deals on Sunday and Monday. Find a list after the jump.

 

 

 

 

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Petoskey Batman Busted Again– Girlfriend Petoskey Batgirl Shows Support on Facebook

 

The last we'd heard of Petoskey Batman (Harbor Springs man, Mark Wayne Williams), he was auctioning off his Batman suit to cover the legal fees he acquired after his arrest for scaling a building in downtown Petoskey. Apparently the Ebay route isn't working out for him. That, or the lure or crime fighting is just too strong,  because Petoskey Batman has been busted again. State troopers arrested the 33-year-old Saturday night after he refused to leave a crime scene.  He was wearing the Batman suit, of course.

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Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes Formally Charged

James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the Aurora, Colo, movie theater shootings was back in court today. The former doctorate student was formally charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder for the July 20th attack during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, in which 12 people died and another 58 were injured.

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Olympic ‘Protest’ Bags Poke Fun at ‘Fat Americans’

So it turns out not everyone has Olympic fever. I can imagine, that while some Londoners feel honored to host the Games, others are  not looking forward to the hoards of tourists invading their, the inevitable traffic delays, and just the general disruption that's caused by hosting one of world's largest sporting events. For those that are feeling a bit grumpy and irritated about the situation, they can go ahead and wear their complaints on their sleeves. Or rather, their bags and T-shirts. A London designer, Toby Lee created a line of totes and T's that snarkily pokes fun at the Summer 2012 Games.

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Batman Star Christian Bale Visits Colorado Shooting Victims

Since the horrific shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater last Friday, pleas have gone out that Batman himself visit the injured and the victims' families.  Online campaigns in the form of facebook groups like Christian Bale, visit the children who were injured in Aurora shooting cropped up and individuals posted their own messages in status updates urging the caped crusader to head to Colorado to show "heroes can be real too, not just the bad guys" .  On Tuesday, Christian Bale answered the call.

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Dog Takes a Seat on Kid’s Head (Video)

Sometimes it's rough being a dog. People always want to pet you. They want you to roll over, shake, speak, etc. at their command. Fetching can get old-- I mean, you get the ball you bring it back, you do it again... sometimes you just want to take a break. You want to have a seat. And maybe you can't help where that seat is. Like the dog in this video, who plops right down on a kid's head. Check it out after the jump!

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