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Salvation Army Kettle Campaign In Home Stretch

The Kettle Campaign of the Salvation Army has only a few day remaining to reach their goal of $1.6 million dollars.  Dollars so urgently need in West Michigan to help the homeless, hungry and those in need. 

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flickr/Marcie Casas
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Guilt-Free Holiday Eating

The food just keeps building up during the holidays.  There are cookies, candy, cakes, pies, muffins.....notice I'm only going for health foods here.....not to mention all of the dips and cheeses, snacks, ice cream.  And, that's before the turkey, ham, standing rib, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and everything that goes with dinner.

Oh, boy, I think I'm going to explode!

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Christmas Shopping? Remember What We Used To Shop For?

Christmas is almost here and you're making last-minute shopping runs to find just the right gift.  For the kids, you're hoping that they're not out of the special toy/electronic gadget they want.  And, this year, electronic seems to be the operative word.  Younger and younger children are asking for the latest and greatest, whiz-bang, electronic "thing" whether it be the iTouch, Leap Frog, whatever.  I think even Fisher-Price has a simple computer for little ones.

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‘Send a Call from Santa’ to Keep Kids in Line… or to Have a Little Holiday Fun

Parents have been using the threat of Santa’s “naughty or nice” list for so long now that it may be losing its strength, so the nice folks at Google stepped in to help.

Enter a little information at Send a Call from Santa and your little one will get a from the North Pole denizen himself. You can customize it to be as personal as you like, including details like the child’s name, gender and what’s on his or her holiday wish list.

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flickr/Jim, the Photographer
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Finding The Right Stocking Stuffers

Christmas after Christmas I have a hard time finding good stocking stuffers.  You know, those inexpensive, different gifts that make Christmas morning so fun when you discover what "Santa" has left in your stocking.

It can't be ordinary.  It has to be unique!  That's the trick.

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7-Year-Old Boy Wants To Help

Out of immense sadness during the holidays comes heart-warming acts of kindness.

People reach out in different ways to help others, especially in a time of need.  But, when a 7-year-old does something special, you pay attention.  After all, 7-year-olds should be playing, having fun, waiting for Santa.

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River Christmas Tree

We can't believe how close it is to Christmas!  And we have some fantastic gifts to give you from under (or next to) the River Christmas Tree!

How can you win? Well, it's easy!

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Santa’s Official Live Reindeer Cam

Are your kids getting excited for Christmas?  Santa has a live Reindeer-Cam where your kids can see what Comet, Dasher, Rudolph and the rest of Santa’s reindeer team are up to.

We're not sure which of the reindeer are in this camera angle, but Rudolph appears to be elusive in all of our viewing so far

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5 Tips For Great Holiday Cookies

Ahhh, the smell of cookies baking in the oven.  One of the great holiday smells in our house.  There's nothing like hot, fresh cookies during the holidays.  Actually, any time is cookie time with me, but during the holidays it's a fun, family thing to do

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra In Town Friday Night

Friday night is the big night.  The holiday concert everybody waits for.  The sensory-overload of music, light, lasers, smoke, flying musicians and more from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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Holiday Road Light Show
Holiday Road Light Show
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Spectacular Neighborhood Light Displays In West Michigan

It's always fun, this time of year, to drive around and look at all of the Christmas lights.  There are some pretty good displays here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Everybody Gets Involved In Toys For Tots

We at 100.5 The River, have teamed with WZZM13 this year in Toys For Tots, and we couldn't be prouder to be a  part of a campaign to make sure that all children in need will have some toys from Santa this Christmas.

We have gotten so much help from all corners of West Michigan, people, groups, and companies getting together to collect new, unwrapped toys for kids.  Even schools are getting involved.  Many High Schools and Middle Schools in the area have gotten involved, as well.

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