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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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West Michigan Restaurants We Lost in 2016

The end of the year is a time for reflection. As 2016 comes to an end, we take stock of all the things that happened in the past year... essentially, it's list time.

EatGR.com has put together a list of all the West Michigan restaurants that closed in 2016. More than 30 local eateries shut their doors for good this year. 

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More Than 20 Shetland Sheepdogs Rescued from Northern Michigan [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, more than 20 Shetland Sheepdogs were taken in by the Well Mannered Dog Center in Grand Rapids.

Fox 17 reports that the animals were rescued from poor conditions in Northern Michigan. Many had matted fur, fleas, and other signs of neglect.

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Two Michigan Locations in the Running for Best Winter Wonderland in U.S.

Michigan has a lot to boast about: great beerbeaches, food-- and as we approach the holidays, we know the Mitten State is a fantastic place to celebrate!

Two locations in Michigan are in the running for "Best Winter Wonderland" in America in a USA Today and 10 Best readers' poll.

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Police Investigating Multiple Heroin Overdoses Along the Lakeshore

Michigan State Police are investigating three heroin overdoses that occurred over the past week in West Michigan.

According to WZZM-13, the overdoses are reported to have happened Nov. 8 through Nov. 9. Two were in the Grand Haven area and one in Norton Shores.

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