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Rock the Block Street Festival is fun for Whole Family

Saturday, June 11, is the day, and Grand Rapids’ Madison Square neighborhood is the site for the sixth annual Rock the Block (RTB) Street Festival hosted by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc.

The community-wide event will have activities for families and children, food stands from local restaurants, a street market, a resource fair and live entertainment from hip hop group, Dead Prez. The duo will perform on LINC’s RTB main stage from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Additional live entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. and run throughout the day including local singing groups, dance and step troupes and fitness exercises.

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President Obama Sings Rihanna? Well, kind of! [Video]

These video "mashup's" are pretty funny, not to mention very entertaining.

This time, President Obama performs Rihanna's "Work." All right, I wouldn't exactly call it a performance, but the latest in a series of "Barackdub's" is very good.  Take a look.

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Zippy Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Zippy the dog came calling today.

Yes, Zippy visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Government Assistance Programs Aid Underprivileged Communities In New York State
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Grand Rapids Children Will Have Free or Reduced Cost Meals This Summer

Summer should be a time of fun, exploration and relaxation, for school children in Grand Rapids. But, for many, summer also means they are left without the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Across the country more than 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals once the school year ends, and it could be the case for nearly a thousand in Grand Rapids, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Civic Theatre has Powerful Musical Comedy-Tragedy on Stage

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids Urban League, and Warner, Norcross and Judd have partnered to be the first to bring the Tony Award Nominated Musical "Caroline, or Change" to West Michigan audiences. Caroline, or Change shows the bittersweet world of a black maid and the hard life she knows and her community’s shifting hope in the 1963 Era of JFK, Martin Luther King, and Motown.

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Memorial Day is a Tribute to All Who Have Kept us Free [Video]

It's Memorial Day, 2016. Possibly, just another day for some, but for most of us, a day to remember, honor and salute the men and women of the armed forces who, so bravely, have worked and fought to keep us FREE.

I could go on and pontificate about how we should never forget, but I found a video on You Tube that does it much better.

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Mom, Where is my Fork? [Video]

This video is so sweet. Little kids are sweet anyway, but this little toddler is great. All he  wants to do is eat his bowl of mac and cheese. But he can't find his fork. He looks everywhere, but it's gone missing. Can someone please give him a "hand?"

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Children's Miracle Network Classic - Round One
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A New Family Moving Into the Neighborhood [Video]

Here is a little Saturday Morning cuteness for you today.

A YouTuber spotted this adorable raccoon family climbing up a tree in his yard to get into their deluxe high-rise apartment.

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Free Admission to Grand Rapids Public Museum Offered to Active Duty Military and Families

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.

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Dennis Van Kampen, CEO Mel Trotter Ministries
Dennis Van Kampen, CEO Mel Trotter Ministries
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Mel Trotter Ministries Does It! They’re Getting Their New Truck

I'm so happy to report that Mel Trotter Ministries will be getting a new truck!

Dennis Van Kampen, CEO of Mel Trotter, who was on "Andy in the Morning" discussing the urgent need for a new refrigerated truck, announced they exceeded their $34,000 goal and can now get the new truck they so desperately needed.

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2007 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby
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Inner-City Youth Baseball Get Renovated Field, Now Needs Equipment

Inner-City Youth Baseball took a big step forward yesterday with the ribbon cutting and celebration of the newly renovated Ted Rasberry Field, 1010 Sheldon Avenue, SE, here in Grand Rapids.

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Baseball, Fireworks, Monkeys, a Dinosaur and a Salute to Veterans This Weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark

How about some baseball for a fun Memorial Day Weekend?

There will be a lot of fun at Fifth Third Ballpark. The West Michigan Whitecaps have announced they're adding Fireworks to Friday night’s game vs. the Dayton Dragons. There are now great Family Fare Fireworks shows on back-to-back nights to kick off the holiday weekend.

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