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The Best Flowers to Give a Woman

Valentine's Day is almost at hand.  And, guys, I know how challenging it can be to find the right gift for your sweetheart, especially flowers. If you're like me when I'm ordering flowers, they'll ask me what I want, and I begin to stammer!

So, here is a bit of a tutorial on flowers, courtesy of Ranker.com.

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JK’s Bakehouse & Deli Serves Up ‘Fabulous Desserts’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Dessert Wars is a big deal for JK's Bakehouse & Deli.

It's such a big deal that JK's owners, Jodi Rademaker and Kathy Timmer, are closing their Holland shop for the day Thursday to get ready for the Thursday night event at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

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Steven Depolo
Steven Depolo
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Cool Brews, Hot Eats in Grand Rapids Back February 16 to 28

Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City USA will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews.
Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, which runs Feb. 16 to 28.

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World Affairs Council Presents Great Decisions Global Discussion Series Tonight

The World Affairs Council's Great Decisions Global Discussion Series begins tonight, Monday, February 9th.

Tonight, at Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 Robinson Road SE, the topic is What are the Consequences from the Crisis in Ukraine? with Dr. Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Magic Mike XXL is Coming to a Theater Near you This Summer [Video]

Disclaimer: My wife dared me to do this, and I always do as she says. Right guys?

Okay ladies, this ones for you. The official trailer for Magic Mike XXL has been released. You're welcome.

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Perquin mural / en.wikipedia.org
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UICA Calling all Artists for new Murals Downtown This Spring

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA) public art program Exit Space Project just released an open call for artist proposals for a series of murals to be installed in downtown Grand Rapids this spring. The project, which is partially funded by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., will place several pieces of vibrant public art within the downtown boundaries.

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Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Griffins
Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Grand Rapids Griffins Host Great Skate Winterfest This Weekend at Rosa Parks Circle

The Grand Rapids Griffins will be taking to the ice in Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids and skating for 24 straight hours this weekend to raise money for underprivileged children in the area.

The 13th annual Great Skate Winterfest begins at noon Saturday and runs until 10 p.m. Sunday.

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Courtesy seniorplanet.org
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Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University

The first woman to have four books on the New York Times best-seller list will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University. The theme of the February 13 conference is “Life Balance: Keep Moving Forward in the Third Age.”

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Courtesy YMT Vacations
Courtesy YMT Vacations
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Are You Ready for Alaska? Come with Me!

I think I hear Alaska is calling.

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Vaperfest 2015
Photo, Johnnie Walker
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West Michigan VaperFest Clouds Over The Deltaplex [Video/Photos]

The inaugural West Michigan VaperFest took over The Deltaplex Arena & Conference Center and filled it with clouds of the most amazing smelling vapors you could possibly imagine!

There was thousands of square feet at The DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids of nothing but e-liquids, tanks, batteries and clouds!

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The Very Brady Snickers Super Bowl Commercial is Revealed [Video]

Earlier this week I posted the teaser video of the new Snickers Super Bowl commercial with the Brady Bunch. But, it was only a teaser, as Snickers wanted fans to vote on-line to see the rest of it.

Well, you did it. The vote was overwhelmingly for "let's see it!" So, heeeeeeeerrr it is.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum
Courtesy Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Avast Matey! How Would you Like to Make a Pirate Commercial? Arrrgh.

Think you'd like to make a TV commercial?

Get your cameras ready. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that it’s now accepting entries for their Pirate Parody Commercial Contest. The contest is open now through February 9, 2015.

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