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Win Two Tickets from 100.5 The River to Davenport University’s 2014 Excellence in Business Dinner Gala

Courtesy of Jeff Musial
Courtesy of Jeff Musial
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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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Grand Valley State to Launch Concerts in National Parks [VIDEO]

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks project. Two years in planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Honors Betty Ford in Grand Rapids

I had the pleasure of attending the news conference and luncheon with Rosalynne Carter, wife of former President, Jimmy Carter, and of course, former First Lady, at the J.W. Mariott today.

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April 7 is National Beer Day!

April 7 -- today -- is unofficially National Beer Day!

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Today is National Walking Day

Today is National Walking Day!

The American Heart Association is encouraging all of us Americans to lace up and get moving today, April 2. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a group class, the goal is getting more active. The association recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly for adults, 60 minutes a day for kids.

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St. Cecilia Music Center’s Eat, Drink, Be Merry Wine and Beer Tasting Event is This Friday

We're all invited to one of the best wine and beer tastings of the year at St. Cecilia Music Center this Friday, March 28 starting at 5:30 p.m.

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A Handstand on the Ledge of a 40-Story Building is Crazy [VIDEO]

How are you with heights?  Not too good?  I hope you have a strong stomach this morning, because you may get a little queasy after watching this.

Check out this daredevil doing a handstand on the ledge of a 40-story building.  Out of his mind?  Probably, but, he did it!

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12 Awesome NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters [VIDEO]

12 Noon today, the NCAA Tournament begins. It’s that time of year when phrases like “Cinderella,” “bust your bracket” and “big dance” re-enter our vocabulary.

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(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Doubletree)
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Summer Camp for Grandparents and Grandchildren at GVSU

We can't wait for the snow to be gone, warmer weather, and, summer vacation.  Do you have summer plans?  I have a great, fun suggestion for all Grandma's and Grandpa's.  Summer Camp for Grandparents and their grandchildren.  It will be a super time to share a college experience at G3 Camp: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley!

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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo's largest event.

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Davenport University Excellence in Business: Capt. Richard Phillips Keynotes; Wolverine CEO Blake Krueger Honored

Wolverine World Wide, Inc., CEO and Chairman Blake Krueger is being honored with the 2014 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award at Davenport University's Excellence in Business Gala on May 2 at DeVos Place.

The gala, which benefits student scholarships at Davenport, has U.S. merchant mariner and author Capt. Richard Phillips as featured guest speaker. Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

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