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Van Andel Institute
Van Andel Institute
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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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New Holland Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
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New Holland Brewing Co. Pours It On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

New Holland Brewing Co. is pouring it on for Dessert Wars.

The Holland-based craft brewer, distiller and restaurant is pouring up a sweet alcohol-infused mix for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Fred Bueltmann, New Holland Brewing's beervangelist and vice president of brand and lifestyle and a co-owner, tipped back on some desserty gin and beer topics Thursday morning with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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LaughFest
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LaughFest Central Open Doors Monday at Grand Rapids Art Museum

LaughFest Central will open its doors Monday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) GOSite space, located at 101 Monroe Center. The festival headquarters will serve as a focal point for LaughFest information, as well as a location where tickets and merchandise can be purchased. Prior to the festival, LaughFest Central will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. During the festival, from March 5 to 15, hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Cygnus 27 Frushis Up for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Cygnus 27 is coming down again for Dessert Wars, literally.

The Latin influenced-cuisine restaurant, located on the glass-towered 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza hotel, returns for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Chef Doug and Lead Baker Lisa brought in some Cyngus 27-prepared frushi (fruit sushi) samples and dished on Dessert Wars with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids Says Can Do on Fondue for Dessert Wars [Audio]

The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids is definitely can do on its fondue for Dessert Wars.

Kayla Redding and Callie Hooker, both managers at the Melting Pot of Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis", firing up some fondues with some pyrotechnics.

The drop in was for Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Getting Its Donuts On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery is baking up a half-dozen varieties of donuts to serve up for Dessert Wars.

Karey Robinette, the manager for the family-owned Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" on Wednesday morning.

Her visit was tied to Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Great Harvest Bread Co. ‘Rolling in the Dough’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Great Harvest Bread Co. is, to quote co-owner Chad Smith, "rolling in the dough" headed into Dessert Wars.

Chad and Kristy Smith, who operate Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to share the scoops this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery Creating Deliciousness for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Scrumptious Cakes and Sweetery does not yet have a storefront location, so Dessert Wars is a chance to set up shop for a couple of hours and share its creative sweetness.

Its owner, Betsy Denham, is bringing some Scrumptious-made deliciousness from her incubator kitchen at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market to the Thursday night event at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

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Twisted Rooster
Twisted Rooster
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Twisted Rooster Turns Your Favorite Childhood Lunch into Delicious Dessert for Dessert Wars

For the most part, Connie and Curtis have been the only ones able to reap the benefits of all of the competitors coming in for Dessert Wars.

But today, I was able to sit down and talk to one of them: Twisted Rooster.

Not only did I get to learn all about the desserts offered at Twisted Rooster, I also got to try out what might be my new favorite dessert - peanut butter and jelly tiramisu. 

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Channel 95.7
Channel 95.7
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Connie and Curtis Talk Dessert Wars on Fox 17 [Video]

It's no secret that Connie and Curtis love desserts. As if you couldn't figure that out listening to them discussing Dessert Wars on Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

Dessert Wars is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

They shared the tastiness of Dessert Wars on WXMI-TV Fox 17 on Monday.

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Sprinkles Donut Shop Bakes Up Yumminess for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Sprinkles Donut Shop just had its grand opening Jan. 31, but owner Gary VanderStelt is making extra time to take part in Dessert Wars.

The VanderStelt family-operated Hudsonville bakery and sweet shop brought in some yummy cupcakes, donuts and baked goods for Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to sample this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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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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