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Johnnie Walker

I've never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up an become and astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that's really where women come from. If it's true, I'll bring one back for you, too. Unless it's a dude you want, and then you're out of luck...sorry. My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic. I'm a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you'll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn't like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.
World's Largest Food Truck Rally 2016
World's Largest Food Truck Rally 2016 (photo Johnnie Walker)
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The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally Was Filling, Fun, and Delicious

Saturday, September 17th, Townsquare Media and Ionia Free Fair hosted The World's Largest Food Truck Rally at the Ionia Free Fairgrounds. Thank you to all the amazing people who came out to enjoy a huge variety of great foods, drinks, desserts...we are still stuffed 24 hours later!

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Happy 4th of July – Enjoy Our Fireworks Show Right Here [Video]

Saturday night, July 2nd, thousands of people gathered together downtown to celebrate our Independence Day, with live music, food, fun, and a massive fireworks display! To continue the celebration, here's the entire fireworks show you can enjoy for your Fourth!

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Bad Coffee House Musician
Bad Coffee House Musician (Scott Griessel/Thinkstock)
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Michigan Has a Few Dumb Laws – So No Serenading Your Girlfriend

Everyone gets a kick out of funny laws that happen to be on the books. Some of them are simple carryovers from a time long past, where things were simpler, or weirder, depending on your viewpoint. Some of these laws are just plain odd, and don't make sense.

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GR Snow Downtown
GR Snow Downtown (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Wednesday’s Big Michigan Snowstorm Gives You an Excuse to Leave Work Early

There's a big snowstorm scheduled for tomorrow here in Michigan. Haha, written like that, it sounds like something people have planned out over lunch meetings, "Let's have a big snow storm on Wednesday!" But however it comes about, this thing is coming for tomorrow evening here in GR.

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Meeting Emmet at Kidabaloo
Meeting Emmet at Kidabaloo
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Kidabaloo at DeVos Was a Ton of Fun For Kids and Families [Photos]

We had a ton of fun with all the families that joined us at DeVos for our first Kidabaloo! We had tons of games and fun things to do, singalongs and stories, giant inflatables for kids of all ages, LEGOs to build things, Miranda May from the hit kids' show Bunk'd, and even Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

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King of the Wing 2015
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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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