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LAUGHFEST: Enter To Win! St. Patrick’s Day Fun For People & Pets [video]

You've probably heard performers say, "You never want to share a stage with kids or animals", they always end up stealing the show!  It's true.  It happened to me first hand when I was interviewing a couple guys who were a host family for an Art prize artist

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Here’s EVERYTHING Happening At LAUGHFEST For All 10 Days

I have been getting so many calls when I talk about LAUGHFEST fun on the radio I decided to hunt the info down for you and post it right here on The River's website!  Bookmark it and you can go to it whenever you have some time and want to get in on any Laughfest fun!

Everybody knows about the comediennes coming to Grand Rapids to perform but there are tons of other things to do too!  Restaurants, museums, and even the shopping areas are involved in Laughfest.  Some places are mixing art with the laugh

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Holland, Michigan Museum Announces Pre-Festival Tulip Exhibit For West Michigan

One week it feels like Spring, the next week we have a typical West Michigan ice storm.  Those poor tulips, I hope they make it through the craziness, and the mood swings of Mother Nature. Interestingly enough I saw a news story that talked about how they may be a few weeks late this Spring.  The r

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Saturday Night LIVE’s Martin Short Performs March 17th At Laughfest 2012!

Sure I remember Martin Short for all the voices he did, and the Second City Comedy Troupe, and Saturday Night Live.  I remember Martin Short mostly for doing a great Katherine Hepburn impersonation!    You may remember him most for his character Ed Grimley and those really high pants

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Art Prize This Year Kicks Off September 19th, But You Can Get A Jumpstart With Art.Downtown

Avenue Of The Arts has a little something special planned for art lovers!  If you can't wait till September to stroll downtown Grand Rapids Art Prize, April 13th is the date to mark on your calender.

Jump on a FREE trolley and check out the work of over 260 local artists spread throughout 25 di

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Bank Of America Offers FREE Admission This Weekend To 8 Michigan Museums

More good news for those of us who are short on cash but still love a culturally enriching experience!   Frederik Meijer Gardens, The Henry Ford Museum and six more Michigan museums and cultural destinatio

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FREE Pancakes Today @IHOP, Happy National Pancake Day!

To celebrate National Pancake Day IHop - International House of Pancakes and the Children's Miracle Network are celebrating the 7th annual National Pancake Day today until 10:00 p.m.

All IHOP diners are offered a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes

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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Will Be Speaking At Grand Valley State University Tonight

Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are visiting our beautiful city but the grandest of them all, in my humble opinion, is former First Daughter Barbara Bush!  She is the CEO and founder of Global Health Corps. and is the speaker this evening at Grand Valley State University.

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The Grand Rapids Griffin’s ‘Purple Game’ This Saturday

The Grand Rapids Griffin's will turn "Purple" Saturday night with the first "Purple Game," as they join the fight against cancer.

The Griffin's are partnering with the VAI, Van Andel Institute, to raise money for cancer research. 

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What About A Grand Prix Along The Lakeshore In West Michigan?

An event producer is looking into the idea of a Grand Prix along the Michigan Lakeshore. I think that just might work!  Detroit did the Grand Prix for a while on Belle Isle, remember?

I remember, because it was kicked off with a Celebrity Grand Prix. I was working in Detroit at WDRQ or Z95.5 at the time.  All the celebrities from the television stations and radio

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Camper, Travel & RV Show This Weekend

Ahhh, Spring.  It's just around the corner.  And with spring comes the dream of warmer weather and the camping and travel season.

If you really want to get pumped up, all you have to do is visit the Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show at DeVos Place starting Thursday. 

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Rockford Ice Festival

I'm going to start by saying if you've never been to the Rockford Ice Festival, you need to be there next year.  Yeah, it's cool to see people doing ice sculptures.  Miniature golf on the ice course was also neat.

But, um, well, the attempt at the "World's Largest Ice Cream Sundae" was probably the neatest thing.  Who doesn't love ice cream?

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