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Rosalynn Carter Honoring Betty Ford at Ford Museum on April 8

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host former first lady Rosalynn Carter as she visits Grand Rapids on April 8 to participate in a luncheon program, America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship, commemorating former first lady Betty Ford’s 96th birthday. Following the luncheon, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum will host a panel discussion titled Betty Ford’s Legacy in Women’s Health, which is sponsored by Spectrum Health.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Hockey Game is March 7

The Grand Rapids Griffins' Purple Community Game is coming on Friday.

For every ticket purchased, the Griffins will donate $3 to cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

And when you click THIS LINK and use promo code "PURPLE" to buy tickets

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LaughFest Tries for Another World Record

The nation’s first ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced plans to kick off this year’s festival by inviting the community to help set another Guinness World Record on Thursday, March 6, for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.

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Cardboard Bobsled 2014 was fun!
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Cardboard Bobsleds Successfully Crashed Down the Cannonsburg Hillside Today

Today's Cardboard Bobsled event at Cannonsburg was something I've been looking forward to for quite a while now!  What could be more fun than a bunch of people out on a hill, building bobsleds from cardboard and duct tape, not caring if the thing really held up on the way down the slope?

Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun with us today!  More than 50 bobsleds raced at least partway down the slope, creatively decorated and with people in costume, to the amusement of all.

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Serving Up Sweetness at Dessert Wars

The Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom was the setting for some seriously delicious and sweet treats on Thursday night.

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West Michigan Golf Show Opens Today in DeVos Place

If you're a golfer, you can't wait for the snow to clear so we can hit that little white ball around a golf course.  I can't happen soon enough.

This weekend, you can 'wet your appetite' at the 26th Annual West Michigan Golf Show with hundreds of exhibits from courses and resorts to clubs and merchandise.

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Whitecaps-Nick Castellanos
Whitecaps-Nick Castellanos
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Whitecaps Tickets on Sale Saturday at Fifth Third Ballpark Open House

Play ball!

Baseball is just around the corner; really. Spring training and the regular season bring us eternal hope that the snow will be gone and it will be warm!

For the West Michigan Whitecaps, their season will open soon enough, and, yes, at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park. Construction continues and crews work to restore the first base side of the ballpark from the disastrous fire earlier this year. 

However, Fifth Third Ballpark will be open Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open house to celebrate the start of individual game ticket sales for the 2014 season.

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Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
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Meijer Winter State Games are This Weekend in West Michigan

This weekend, February 14-16, 2014 an estimated 2,000+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 13 sports and compete in the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games.

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(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: Meet the U.S. Nordic Combined Team

I am so excited that 100.5 The River is at the Sochi Winter Olympics!

That is because we have teamed up with Ball State University, BSU at the Games and its their communications/journalism department

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

Holy cow, it's my favorite time of the year.  It's Girl Scout Cookie time!

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Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Chamber of Commerce
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Rockford Ice Festival is This Weekend, Feb. 7 – 8

The fifth annual Rockford Ice Festival is this weekend, Feb. 7-8.

The theme for this year’s event is “Putting on the Glitz."

The event kicks off Friday evening, with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. that include a scavenger hunt throughout the weekend. The grand prize for the hunt (a.k.a. The Glitz) will be a prize valued at more than $1,000!

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Joan Marcus
Joan Marcus
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‘Sister Act’ Opens Tuesday Night at DeVos Performance Hall [Video]

"Sister Act" is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash!   It's opening Tuesday night (Feb. 4) at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

"Sister Act" is packed full of original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid" and "Little Shop of Horrors").  

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