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Where are the Fireworks Displays in West Michigan

If you're looking for THE place to go to see Fireworks this 4th of July weekend, you don't have far to go because there are several fantastic shows this weekend right here at home.

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The Love of a Child is so Precious [Video]

This is such a sweet video. I has to warm your heart, no matter what kind of day you're having.

A dad picked up his son from school everyday, and each time filmed his adorable reaction which he edited into this montage.

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How was Your Weekend? As Good as This Dogs? [Video]

Ahh, the dogs life...what a life. Lounge around the house all day getting petted.

And, on this lazy Saturday afternoon, and it's easy to see who the king of this house is.

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Tree Top Zipline Adventure Park is Open in Grand Rapids

Have you ever gone to the movies and the one you wanted to see was sold out? Right? So, then what do you do? You sand there looking at the board behind the ticket seller, gaping at what you might be able to see, but at a much later start time. Super bummer! So, let me ask again, what do you do? Have you thought about ziplining?

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Biking M-185 on Mackinac Island [Video]

You can see a lot of things on Mackinac Island, but automobiles are not one of them. Cars are banned. Instead of cars, bicycles are everywhere. Bikes are used to commute and for recreation.

Here's a look at the most common recreational bike ride on Mackinac Island, the eight mile trail that travels around the island along the shore.

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New Emojis are Coming to a Phone Near You [Video]

Are you a big emoji user? All those cute, crazy, weird symbols we use in our phone texts and emails. Get ready because more have just come out.

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Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ranked Among Best in Nation

We are so blessed with excellent health care here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. We have top hospitals, doctors, research centers, medical school, and so much more, like one of the top Children's Hospitals in the country, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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Softball at it’s Best…Priests versus the Media Thursday Night at Fifth Third Ballpark

This Thursday at Fifth Third Ballpark, the game of games will be played.

It's the "29th Annual Let's Go to Bat for Kids" softball game, priests and seminarians versus lots of local media personalities. Who will win? Guess!

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Charlotte’s Web at Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre continues their Main Stage season this month with a Magic Circle production of Joseph Robinette’s dramatization of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web starting on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College.

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Whales Traveling Exhibit Open at Grand Rapids Public Museum in October

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that a new exhibition entitled Whales: Giants of the Deep will open on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Interactive, immersive and featuring the latest in international cetacean research, this exhibit is an experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures.

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Stumped for a Father’s Day Gift? How About These

With Father's Day this Sunday, most people are usually stumped as to what to get dear old dad. Same old, same old, or, nothing at all.

Maybe you just have some family time, a cookout, a golf game, you take dad out for brunch/lunch/dinner, whatever. But, do you buy, or try to buy, him a gift. Hard isn't it.

Here are a couple of creative ideas I came across that I think would be super for your dad.

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Dads are Loving, Caring, Exciting, and, Sometimes Stupid! [Video]

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday. It's a day to honor our fathers or husbands for the wonderful, loving, exciting, caring and stupid things we do.

Ah, yes, the STUPID things we do. Let's all celebrate with some classic Father Fails!

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