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Santa Pays The Bill

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause."

With all of the tough economic news we keep hearing, and the number of people that may go without this holiday season, I does my heart good to hear stories like this.

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Secret Santa Pays Off Lay-Away Bills In Grand Rapids

You always hear people say that Christmas is far more about giving than receiving, and a local man has taken that to heart and is helping complete strangers.

The man contacted our friends over at WZZM 13, and told them that, while he wanted to remain anonymous, he thought that it was important to share a positive story with the community. He told them that Wednesday morning, he went into the K-Mart on Plainfield Ave. and paid off several lay-away bills.

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Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh! Here’s How…[video]

This is the time of the year when we bring a little bit of the outside, inside our homes.  I'm talking about a Christmas tree!  Sure you've probably heard about all the tips on keeping your Christmas tree fresh

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“More Self Less” Builds Bikes For Kids Who Wouldn’t Have A Christmas [video]

I first heard about More Self Less when they partnered with me for my book release party at Goei Center a month ago.  More Self Less is about just that.  Think about it!

Close to about a dozen people took it upon themselves to make sure at least fifty kids, who normally wouldn't have a present under the tree, will have one on Christmas morning 2011 afterall! 

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Zürich | Zurich | Zurigo/flickr
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Really “Nifty” Christmas Products This Year

Are you ready for some really nifty gift ideas for Christmas?   If there's a buck to be made, someone will do it.  And, if you're stuck in trying to find that "perfect gift,"  boy do I have some ideas for you.  

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Fairfax County Public Library/Flickr
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Lot’s Of Movies Out On DVD For The Holidays

This is a good time of the year to look for movies to give as gifts at Christmas.  Lot's of good ones are out today.

You can always buy the classics, but these are the new ones just out.

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Rockford Santa Parade 2011[video]

100.5 The River has been coming to hometown parades all over West Michigan.  I'm sure you saw one of your favorite DJ's riding around in that beautiful 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible (imported from Detroit) from our friends at Harold Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Grandville and Rev Business Systems!  Without a doubt this is the most beautiful vehicle we have ever had the pleasure of driving in in a Hometown parade

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Willamor Media/Flickr
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New Movie To Shoot In Grand Rapids

Hollywood is not dead in GR!  Another movie is on the way.

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The 68th Annual Rockford Santa Claus Parade [Gallery]

The River's Kim Carson and Tom Cook braved the rain Saturday morning to take part in the 68th Annual Rockford Santa Claus Parade. Of course, the big man in red was there, as well as tons of other awesome entries, including  The River’s special Christmas 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible, imported from Detroit by Harold Zeigler Chryler Dodge Jeep in Grandville and Rev Business Solutions!

Families were out in full force to catch their first glance of jolly old St. Nick. Check out the photo gallery below!

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Catherine Behrendt Talks Toys For Tots With Me…It’s Touching! [audio]

For as long as I lived in Grand Rapids Toys For Tots and Catherine Behrendt are synonymous.   They go together, as Forrest Gump would say, like "peas and carrots." 

There's no better feeling than giving!  There just isn't!  I know we all live such busy lives but sometimes it's just so good to get outside of yourself, and get outside of your own little world especially for a child

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Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Lynne Ike, Director of Marketing for SMG, VanAndel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall, and a regular guest every Friday morning on "Morning's with Andy,"  suggests some great gifts/stocking stuffers. 

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Flickr/The Real Estreya's photostream
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Shop Till You Drop For One-Of-A-Kind Gifts

It's the holidays and you're rushing about buying gifts for family and loved ones.  Or, at least you're going to begin shopping any minute now, right?

If you're like me, I like to find the unusual, if possible

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