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Opportunities for kids at the Meijer LPGA Classic!
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Free Golf Clinics, Admission and Father’s Day Crafts for Kids at Meijer LPGA Classic

Two things we know Dad loves to do:

1. Spend time with the kids.

2. Golf.

The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is giving Dad a chance to enjoy golf while spending time with the kids during Father's Day weekend.

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A School Millage Vote Next Week For Kent County. What Do You Think?

This caught me a little off guard, but all of us throughout Kent County will be asked to consider a nine-tenths mill tax increase to benefit for our schools on May 2nd. This isn't limited to only certain districts, but all 20 Kent Public School districts. Are you thinking yes, no? Before you make up your mind, read on.

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Pioneering NASA Astronaut Jack Lousma Coming to Grand Rapids

Marine Colonel (ret) Jack Lousma, legendary pioneering NASA astronaut from the 1970s and early 1980s is coming back to Grand Rapids for a very special occasion. He will be here, May 3 and 4, to honor the memory of Roger B. Chaffee 50 years after the tragic Apollo 1 fire.

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Rochester Rattlers v Florida Launch
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Byron Center Lacrosse Fight Cancer Game Features MSU vs WMU on Sunday

Michigan State University and Western Michigan University men's lacrosse teams will play their final regular season conference game on Sunday, April 23 in Byron Center.

The day includes a free clinic for young players, a carnival and multiple games including the inaugural Byron Center Lacrosse Fight Cancer Game.

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ArtPrize Creates New Category for Students With $5,000 Prize

ArtPrize and Western Michigan University have announced a new opportunity for students coming to ArtPrize Nine.

A new student award will give $5,000 to the winner.

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The 5 Worst Kinds of After-School Pick-Up Drivers

Someday, after-school pick-up driving may become an Olympic sport. Many parents seem to already be training for the competition.

Here are the five worst kinds of after-school pick-up drivers.

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West Michigan Easter Egg Hunts

Thousands of children are anticipating the thrill of the Easter egg hunt.

View our guide to Grand Rapids-area Easter egg hunts and prepare your family for fun and a little candy too.

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Guide to Easter Brunch in Grand Rapids

Easter offers a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Easter in West Michigan also offers delicious brunches to keep you out of the kitchen and spending time with those you love.

View our list of delicious Easter brunches in Grand Rapids!

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Griffins Game Tonight Hopes to Benefit Kids’ Food Basket

The Grand Rapids Griffins are home tonight at the Van Andel Arena, playing Cleveland. It's a big game as they try to secure first place in the division before the playoffs begin.

It's also a big game because the Griffins want to help Kids' Food Basket!

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Whitecaps Postpone Opening Day Today, Will Open Tomorrow With Doubleheader

Today's scheduled season-opener between the West Michigan Whitecaps and the South Bend Cubs at Fifth Third Ballpark has been officially postponed.

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Demand For Measles Vaccine Increases As Outbreak Started At Disneyland In California Spreads
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Measles Confirmed in Michigan

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A Great Idea for Spring Break in West Michigan

Spring break for most public school kids is next week. Many will take off for a quick vacation, but many others won't. If you and your kids will be home-bound next week, you may be stumped on what to do. Can't have bored kids hanging around the house all week, so, how about this?

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