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Today is Safe Delivery of Newborns Day in Michigan

Safe Delivery allows parents to surrender their newborn child no more than 72 hours old to an employee inside and on duty at any hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 911.

Since 2001, the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law has helped save 155 infants from being abandoned in unsafe locations.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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It’s a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Civic Theatre [Video]

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And, all of it is happening at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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Photo courtesy Daddy Daughter Time
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Daddy Daughter Time’s Spring Fling is at Noto’s in Grand Rapids on April 28 [Video]

Kids grow up too fast. Time spent with them is so precious.

Dads have an opportunity to take time and create memories with their daughters at Daddy Daughter Time's Spring Fling, on April 28, at Noto's Old World Italian Restaurant in Grand Rapids.

The event includes dance lessons, photos, pasta and carving stations, gifts and more!

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Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food Possibly Containing Glass

Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling more than 1,900 pounds of baby food products because they may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

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Remarkable Young Girl Doing Hundreds of Acts of Kindness [Video]

Here is a remarkable story of a young girl who wants to help people. That's all, just help by doing an act of kindness.

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Mother Reunited With Daughter 50 Years After Being Told She Died

Family reunions don't get much better than this.

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There’s a new Baby in Town. Meet Neo!

Awww, this new baby is really cute. Congratulations to the parents of Neo, born on this past December 16th, and just introduced to the public this past week at the John Ball Zoo!

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Photo by Belga-Pool/Getty Images
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since 1985, April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has officially declared it such once again in Michigan. And, it is vitally important the we acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child maltreatment in all of its forms.

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A Very Special Teddy Bear Helps Children Cope With Hospital Stays [Video]

A research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology just unveiled a new robotic toy to help young children cope with being in the hospital.

This interactive robot teddy bear is called a Huggable, and it reduces stress, anxiety and pain in kids by engaging them. 

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Hope Network Hosting Bridge Walk in Grand Rapids to Support Autism Fund

Hope Network is kicking off Autism Awareness month by hosting a bridge walk led by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley across the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids to promote awareness of Autism Spectrum disorders.

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Survey Suggests Kids Learn Fear of Dentist from Parents

A new survey out this week from Delta Dental finds that children may be picking up on their parents' fear of visiting the dentist.

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West Michigan Aviation Academy and Fennville Moving from Class C to Class B

Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2015-16 school year have been announced.

Changes include West Michigan Aviation Academy and Fennville Moving from Class C to Class B.

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