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Digital Scavenger Hunt for Parents and Kids at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is  introducing an entirely new way for parents and kids to enhance their experience at the Museum, using state-of-the-art mobile technology.

It's a digital, app-based scavenger hunt replacing the traditional paper style hunt through the Museum’s “Collecting A to Z” exhibit. The idea was developed through a partnership with GeLo, a West Michigan based technology startup.

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Simone Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday

Jen, from the Humane Society of West Michigan visited the studios today for Wet Nose Wednesday, and brought Simone along.

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Joel Montes, Flickr
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There’s No Use Crying Over Spilt Egg Nog; And Four Other Things I Learned This Christmas

Christmas 2013 will be remembered for snow, ice, power outages, and spilt egg nog?

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Instruments of Hope Annual Nativity
Instruments of Hope Annual Nativity
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Live Nativity at Dominican Center at Marywood on Saturday

One of the true treasures of Christmas is a live nativity scene.  It's our opportunity to be closer to the true meaning of Christmas with the birth of Jesus Christ.

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"Sugar Plum" the Lion-Head Bunny
"Sugar Plum" the Lion-Head Bunny
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Sugar Plum the Bunny Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

We had a Bunny visit the studios this morning.  Meet Sugar Plum!  She is a bit unusual since she's a Lion Head rabbit.  Who knew?

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Brian Vander Ark Debuts Educational Songs For Kids With Free Live Show On December 11 [Videos]

"Charlie & Company" is a new educational video series which features music written and performed by Brian Vander Ark.

Music written for the series will debut during a free live show at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids on December 11.

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Skye the Cat Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

It's Wet Nose Wednesday on Andy in the Morning and Tammy from the Humane Society of West Michigan brought Skye in for a visit.

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Kent County Animal Shelter
Kent County Animal Shelter
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Every Pet Needs a Home for the Holidays

Every pet need a home for the holidays.  The sad thing is, there are so many abandoned animals.

The Kent County Animal Shelter is trying to help.  They have taken in so many dogs and cats, either by surrender or actually abandoned, that they are overloaded. Over a years time, they receive more than 6,000.

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LEGO Exhibit Coming To Grand Rapids Public Museum

Another exhibit coming to Grand Rapids Public Museum has been announced.

"Dream it, Build it" a collection of architectural models made out of LEGO bricks will open on March 1, 2014.

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The Story of Thanksgiving Through the Eyes of Children (video)

On this Thanksgiving Day, here is a little joy and happiness from children.

This is such an adorable video, I had to share it with you, because we learn all about the origins of Thanksgiving through the experts

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"Captain the Rat"
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“Captain & Banner” the Rats Visit for Wet Nose Wednesday

The rats invaded the "Andy in the Morning" studios today for Wet Nose Wednesday.  Carlita Gonzalez, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, brought Captain and Banner in.

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It’s Thanksgiving and I’m Thankful for…..

It's one of my favorite holiday weeks, Thanksgiving.  I love having the family over, fixing the big meal, sharing all the fun and chaos that we seem to have.

It is a time to pause and reflect about all the good in our lives and not take our blessings for granted.  There are so many people in need that I hope we recognize what we have and are thankful for it.   But, think about it.  What exactly are we thankful for this year?

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