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Catch Wendy Reed while you work, Middays on Channel 95-7. Tune in to stay current with what’s happening in West Michigan, and for the best mix of hot hits in Grand Rapids. Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make. Stream online at mychannel957.com!
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Head Lice Boutique To Open In Grand Rapids

You read that correctly. A "head lice boutique" is set to open here in Grand Rapids on Saturday, May 19th. I don't know if any of you were unlucky enough to get lice when you were a kid, but I did. It was possibly one of the most horrific experiences of my life. And even writing this, I suddenly can't stop itching my head. But now, there's a boutique you can go to in order to get rid of the itchy little pests.

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Grand Rapids Museum’s Carousel Named One Of America’s Best

Monday, we found out that Grand Rapids had tied for the title of "Beer City, USA" and today, I'm learning about another award that's been bestowed upon our fair city. Well, at least the Public Museum.

Travel + Leisure Magazine has named the carousel inside of the Grand Rapids Public Museum as one of the best in America.

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Grand Rapids Ties For ‘Beer City, USA’ Title

Grand Rapidians have been campaigning long and hard for this title, and now it's officially ours. Well, ours and another city's. Examiner.com has been running a contest for the last two weeks, attempting to determine which American city should hold the title of BeerCity, USA, and Grand Rapids has tied for the title with Asheville, NC.

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Giant Robot Dinosaur Scares Little Kid [Video]

If you've seen "Jurassic Park" you're already well aware of what can happens if dinosaurs take over the world. But, I'm pretty sure that 2 1/2-year-old Zack hasn't seen the movie.

He's just another little kid who generally loves dinosaurs. Until he encounters a giant one, up close and personal, while out on a walk with his family.

After he gets over the initial shock of seeing the giant reptile, he knows that he has to save his family from it. Check out how after the jump.

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Grand Rapids Named One Of Forbes’ Best Cities For Creating Jobs

The economy, in its current state, doesn't make it very easy for people to find jobs anywhere. And the job market in Michigan has been pretty terrible for a while, but according to Forbes magazine, people in Grand Rapids have had an easier time than others at creating job opportunities for the unemployed to become employed again.

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West Michigan Beach Receives National Recognition

Those of us who call West Michigan home know that we have some amazing and pristine beaches all along the lakeshore, but it looks like one of them is getting some national attention as well.

Yahoo! Travel has named Grand Haven one of the "Best Secret Beaches On Earth". It ranked second after a beach in Mozambique.  Just the other day, Kim wrote about how the beach has already been pretty busy. I get the feeling that this might make it busier.

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Carrie Underwood Plans Stop In Grand Rapids During North American Tour

Superstar Carrie Underwood announced this morning during her appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new album, Blown Away, in stores today, that she will launch a headline North American arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.” She'll be making a stop at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on N

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Father In ‘Baby Kate’ Trial Found Guilty Of Unlawful Imprisonment

A jury in Ludington has found Sean Phillips (father of "Baby Kate") guilty of unlawful imprisonment.

According to various news sources, Phillips was calm and straight faced as the verdict was read.

The charges of unlawful imprisonment stem from the disappearance of Baby Kate, which prosecutors claim he caused.

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Muskegon High School Currently In 2nd Place For NBC’s ‘Smash’ Contest

NBC's 'Smash' Make A Musical contest could make students at Muskegon High School famous (well, at least locally famous)! The school is currently in second place, with a total of 10,047 votes as of the time this is written. But, they're not far behind the first place school (University High School in Los Angeles) MHS is competing against 30 other schools from all over the country.

The goal of the contest is to help underserved schools put on a school musical, and the winners will receive resources to put on their own production.

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Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 2012-2012 Season Shows

Broadway Grand Rapids has announced its 2012-13 season line-up of shows. The series includes Blue Man Group, Flashdance, Anything Goes, and Billy Elliot The Musical. They are also planning to bring Beauty And The Beast to Grand Rapids between Christmas and New Years which is an awesome family outing during the holiday season. Cats, which was supposed to be here back in June for the 2011-2012 season has also been rescheduled until October and will be a special event for this season.

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