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Wanted: 400 People, Businesses and Organizations to Provide Christmas Meals for Needy Famlies

The Access Pantry Network has completed registration of families for Christmas food and is in need of 400 more providers to shop for and deliver all the food items needed for a family to create a delicious Christmas meal.

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Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids Could Net a New Year’s Eve Prize Package

Ah, Christmas shopping. The hustle and bustle of it all.

I'm pooped just thinking about it.  Which, by the way, I'm going to start my Christmas shopping any day now.

It seems that thousands are at the malls working their way from store to store, all the top chains open and gladly accepting your money.

But what about something local?  What about shopping at the locally-owned shops of Downtown Grand Rapids?

Downtown Grand Rapids once was the destination in West Michigan.

But as malls grew, shoppers moved.  Downtown Grand Rapids had to re-invent itself.

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Army Dad Surprises Daughter at RiverTown Crossings

You're gonna love this story.

It will definitely make you smile and may even bring a tear to your eye. I love stories like this.

An Army dad is home in West Michigan for the holidays, and surprised his 4-year old daughter at Rivertown Crossings

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Deadline for Degage Ministries Christmas Store Donations is Today

This coming Wednesday, December 18 from 12 – 4 pm Heartside neighbors will have the opportunity to shop and pay for reduced cost Christmas gifts and winter essentials at Degage’s Christmas Store event. Degage believes that when neighbors have the opportunity to purchase their own gifts and essentials, it will build confidence and responsibility versus receiving free gifts.

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The Little Drummer Boy as You’ve Never Seen it Before (video)

There is a Canadian band Walk Off the Earth, that you may know of, best-known for their YouTube viral videos, and they have done it again.

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How Much Do We Actually Spend on Christmas?

Christmas is almost here.

We're all rushing around buying presents, sending Christmas cards, going to parties, getting ready for the big day.

It all add up to a lot of time, and, a lot of money.

What do you think we really spend on Christmas?

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Find Out Your Elf Name

Do you love Christmas?

Maybe it's time to take your love of the season to the next level with your official elf name!

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Top 3 Places to See Christmas Lights Displays in Grand Rapids!

There's nothing like seeing Christmas lights displays around the holidays.

With that in mind, I offer the top three places in Grand Rapids to see those cool yule hues and help celebrate the season.

 

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Downtown Grand Rapids Skating Rink at Rosa Parks Circle Now Opening Saturday

If you were looking forward to coming to downtown Grand Rapids Friday night, watching the tree in front of the GRAM be lit, and then partaking in some ice skating, you're going to have to rethink part of your plans. It was announced today that the skating rink will not be opening on Friday evening as planned.

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West Michigan Christmas Parades: December 6-7

There's a long list of Christmas parades on tap in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan this weekend!

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The Piano Guys Create a Christmas Tour de Force

While scanning the web, I came across a wonderful video on Huffington Post.

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Meijer 12 Days Of Christmas Official Rules

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