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The Amway Fourth Of July Fireworks Are Back This Year!

Fireworks will illuminate the sky once again this year during 4th of July celebrations at Ah Nab Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids, presented by Amway.

In addition to the fireworks, a parade will kick off the celebration Wednesday, July 4 at 5 p.m.

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Come. Sit. Stay…With The Humane Society of West Michigan

It's not too late to plan on attending this party.  It's the Bissell Blocktail Party, tonight at Mangiamo! at 1033 Lake Dr. SE.

From 6 to 9 pm, the BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting the BEST DOG-GONE Party in Town, benefiting the local animal welfare organizations here in West Michigan!  

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West Michigan’s Wine-A-Palooza Is A 3 Day Wine Tasting Event June 15-17

Have you ever lived in a city this size with so much going on?  Especially during the summer, weekends are jam packed with something to do.  Some are family friendly and some are more adult oriented.  This is one of those!

Wine-A-Palooza is a three day wine tasting event that starts on June 15th and runs thru the 17th.

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Double JJ Resort In Rothbury Is Hiring 200 People For The Summer Season

Do you need a job?  Do you like to have fun while you work?  Then the Double JJ Resort may be your ticket for a summer job.  Yeah, it's seasonal work but it does sort of sound like fun!  Especially the "wrangler" position.  The Double JJ Resort is looking for more than just wranglers though.  They will be filling 200 positions and some of those positions include front desk, housekeeping, restaurant/bars, maintenance, activities director, and lifeguards.  The resort has a job fair  scheduled for May 5th from 10am to 3pm at the Double JJ resort.

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West Michigan Author, Greg Smith, On Faith, Hope, And Love Songs Sunday

West Michigan's very own Greg Smith joins me Sunday, on Faith Hope And Love Songs.  He just authored his latest book entitled Be Wise, Do Good, Live Free: Random Advice For The Best Kind Of Life.

The Grand Rapids Press probably put it best.  They said in a review that "Smith believes firmly in the power of stories to teach, educate, provide guidance and set examples."

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Fashion Show to Raise Money for Liz’s House and Bridge Street Place

Liz's House and Bridge Street Place are two very special housing communities of Dwelling Place.

Liz's House serves homeless women with small children, and Bridge Street Place is a home to survivors of domestic violence.

With women facing enormous challenges in their personal lives, both housing communities offer solace and comfort when no one else will.

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Hold The Warm Weather! Tulip Time Isn’t Here Yet, Michigan!

Organizers of Tulip Time are starting to become a bit concerned with the stretch of warm weather we have been having.  You see Tulip Time isn't until May, but tell that to the Tulips.

The warm weather is waking up the bulbs and when they wake up, well, they just have to bloom

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Time To Start Gearing Up For The Grand Rapids 5th/3rd River Bank Run

Each Wednesday I co-host the Take Five & Company chat segment with Catherine Behrendt & Stephanie Webb on WZZM13.  Doing that now for almost 3 years, I've had the opportunity to get to know some of the behind the scenes staff at WZZM.

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Whitecaps Hold Public Workout & Meet The Fans Tuesday!

Comstock Park, Fifth Third ballpark is the place to be Tuesday morning, April 3th, when the gates open at 11:30 and the admission is FREE.   The West Michigan Whitecaps invite you to join them for their workout

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Grand Rapids Fish Fries, At Churches, VFW Halls, And Everywhere!

I was talking to a friend of mine a couple days ago who said she couldn't count the number of people who came up to her and tried to run the "smudge" of dirt off her forehead.  She was kind of laughing about it because she had to stop them and say, "No, it's there because it's Ash Wednesday, you know Lent!" 

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Grand Rapids St. Patricks Day Family Friendly FUN For Everyone!

I'm not Irish.  I don't like green beer, or really any other colored beer.  And I've had my fill of obnoxious, drunk people after I working and DJ-ing in clubs for various radio stations over the years

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Laughfest’s Night Of Illusions…No It’s Not A Magic Show!

Laughfest has a little bit of something for everyone!  You have your family friendly events, and murder mystery dinner theatre, setting the Guinness Book Of World Records for wearing chicken beaks, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Gaffigan, Martin Short and new this year, the Night Of Illusions

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