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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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Jessica Heeringa’s Disappearance From Norton Shores to Be Featured on Investigation Discovery

It has been three years since 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa disappeared from a gas station in Norton Shores.

The young mother's story will be featured on an upcoming episode of Disappeared on the Investigation Discovery channel, WZZM-13 reports.

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Grand Rapids Bar Has Liquor License Suspended for Hosting Illegal Euchre Tournament

The Rezervoir on Plainfield Ave. plans to reopen today after having it's liquor license suspended temporarily by the Michigan Liquor Control Commision.

Fox 17 reports that that the MLCC says The Rezervoir, formerly known as Sazerac Lounge, hosted an illegal euchre tournament in February 2015. 

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Bell’s Brewery Ranked Among Top Ten Breweries in U.S.

The Brewer's Association has put out their yearly review of craft brewery companies in the U.S. based on sales volume.

West Michigan is full of awesome breweries!  While no breweries from Grand Rapids made the list for 2015, we still have to give it up for our neighbors in Kalamazoo!

Bell's Brewery is ranked the No. 7 craft brewing company in the nation. 

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Holland Tulip Time Voted Best Flower Festival in U.S.

Growing up in West Michigan, the Holland Tulip Time Festival always meant the start of summer to me. Fingers crossed that when it kicks off May 7, we can be totally done with this snow that's been lingering!

Holland's annual celebration is being nationally recognized! Tulip Time has been voted "Best Flower Festival" in a USA and 10 Best readers' Poll.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Voted No. 5 Best Botanical Garden in the U.S.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is awesome for a lot of reasons--There are art and nature exhibits all year long, their Summer Concert Series brings great acts to town, and right now it's a great place to visit for those staying in Grand Rapids for Spring Break!

Well Frederik Meijer Gardens is being nationally recognized! The park nabbed the No. 5 spot in a  "Best Botanical Garden" USA Today and 10Best readers' poll.

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Jim Carrey Moving to Grand Rapids is (Probably) a Fat Lie

Who doesn't love Jim Carrey? Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber... definitely classics. It'd be awesome if Jim Carrey came to live here in Grand Rapids! Imagine chilling next to Carrey at Founders or running into him at a concert at Van Andel.

To bad it's a big fat lie circulating on social media that was first reported by a fake news site.

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