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Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Delights Spectators In NYC
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Rockford High School Marching Band Selected to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade [Video]

Out of about 200 applicants, Rockford was one of ten marching bands that were chosen to represent their respective states in the parade.

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Spring Break can be Full of Fun Here at Home

Spring break is just a week away and I'll bet your kids are chomping at the bit to be "released!" Some of you may be going to warmer places, exotic destinations, etc., but many will stay home, and that's not all bad, because there is plenty to do here at home. Here are some cool suggestions.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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City High Middle School Ranked #1 in Michigan

A big CONGRATULATIONS, and WELL DONE, to Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Grand Rapids Public Schools City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in the state on Bridge Magazine’s list of “2015 High School Academic State Champs”.

City is one of just 44 schools earning the state champ title. Schools were ranked based on the percent of students who are college and career ready according to ACT scores in math, English, reading, and science. The list is adjusted for student poverty levels.

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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in West Michigan

As we approach Valentine's Day many of us are looking for the perfect place to book a romantic dinner for our significant other.

Last week, OpenTable revealed the '100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America' and two Michigan restaurants made the list...

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Grand Rapids Named Best City to Invest in Housing in 2016

Grand Rapids has raked in another honor!

Recently topping the list for Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016, GR has also been named by Forbes the No. 1 City to Invest in Housing in 2016

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2015 Halloween Activities For You (& Your Family)

Halloween is right around the corner! Here are some great Halloween activities (some for families, some for adults only) that you can check out this year!

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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live Via Twitter, Instagram on 100.5 The River

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 100.5 The River.

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Ionia Boys’ Basketball’s Austin Gregory Named High School Athlete of the Week

Austin Gregory, a senior who is the all-time scoring leader for Ionia High School's boys' basketball team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Wayland Union Girls’ Basketball’s Presley Hudson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

Presley Hudson, a senior who led the Wayland Union High School girls' basketball team to conference and district titles this season, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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