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USA Weekend Make A Difference Day
USA Weekend Make A Difference Day
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Today is Make A Difference Day

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.

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There is a Trip to Hawaii in Your Future

Picture this...

The Wailua Riverboat Cruise, black sand beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, an orchid nursery, Pearl Harbor, crystal clear blue water, walking on the beaches...all of this and so much more in.....HAWAII!

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Should School Halloween Celebrations Be Cancelled? [Poll]

Schools across the country are cancelling Halloween celebrations.

There are many reasons cited for the cancellations.

Is cancelling school Halloween parties in the best interest of the students?

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Logo for the Swedish clothing company, based fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz's.
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H & M Store Opening at Woodland Mall

It may be a rather "spooky" day on October 31, but it will be nothing short of a clelebratory day at Woodland Mall. The new H&M store is set to open this Halloween.

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Cute Furry Critter Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

Sunday, the Guinea Pig, visited the studios for Wet Nose Wednesday.  He is looking for a home, so, what about you?

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flickr/ DebMomOf3
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Annual Hoe Down for the Critter Barn October 17

The Critter Barn hosts its annual Hoe Down at the Baker Lofts in Holland on Thursday, October 17th. Guests will have the opportunity to meet volunteer and staff members, and learn about how the Critter Barn is working with thousands of kids each year. Special guest Lauren Joldersma from Holland Boys and Girls Club will share about the weekly program the Critter Barn's staff is providing for the South Side Boys and Girls Club of Holland and Rock Urban Youth Ministry.

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University of Minnesota’s Children’s Hospital Makes Heartwarming Video (video)

The brave kids and dedicated staff at the Amplatz Children's Hospital of the University of  Minnesota show us what real courage is in this inspiring lip-dub of "Brave" by Sara Bareilles.  You have to check it out.

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LaughFest Recruiting Talent for Free Showcases Next Year

Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s only community-wide festival of laughter, is recruiting talent to participate in free community showcases during LaughFest 2014. Individuals of all ages, and groups of any size, are encouraged to showcase their talents during Gilda’s LaughFest. Applications are being accepted online through December 1 at www.laughfestgr.org.

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“Puddin” Visits the Studios on Wet Nose Wednesday

Garfield-like, Puddin the cat is a Red Tabby, and came visiting today on Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Grand Rapids Makes List of Best Places to Retire

We keep getting good news about our community.  We're the best place to raise a family, to buy a home, to have fun in a vibrant downtown, etc.  And now, we're one of the best places to retire on $30,000 a year.

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Grand Rapids Heart Walk To Be Held October 12

The American Heart Association's Annual Heart Walk is coming up next Saturday, October 12, in downtown Grand Rapids.  The site is in front of the Ford Museum.  Hundreds will be walking in support of the Heart Association, and 100.5 The River is very proud to be a media sponsor again this year.

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flickr/ Sweet Faux Pas
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Grandmother Power at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Calling all Grandmothers.  You are being honored and celebrated at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Together with their strategic and creative partner Genesis Inc., opened a new exhibition earlier this month of the works of renowned photographer Paola Gianturco called Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon.

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