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Franciscan Life Process Center
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It’s Time to Run With the Nuns

It's time, once again, to Run from....errr....wait a minute, With, the Nuns.

Seriously, the second annual, very fun, Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run/Walk is fast approaching on Saturday, October 1st. It will be through the rolling hills of the Franciscan Life Process Center 230-acre property. This unique race will feature seven live music stations along a 3.1 mile loop that winds through meadows and woods near the peak of autumn in West Michigan.

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Does Anybody Work at Target?

Okay, my headline, Does Anybody Work at Target, is a bit facetious, but let me set up this story.

My wife Kathy and I were out shopping Saturday, and stopped at Target for a few things. As we were finding what we needed, I was struck by the fact that I hadn't seen a single  "red-shirted" target employee. At the check out, for sure, but not in the rest of the store and isles. I wanted to find an umbrella, so began looking for someone to ask where they might be. It was a long trip.

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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and Scout Salute at Ford Museum This Weekend

Grand Rapids is proud to be hosting the "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit again this year, at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.  Beginning today at 2:30 p.m., through Sunday, September 11, the exhibit will be open to the public in the parking lot of the museum. And,  in addition, it is the 15th Annual Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute on Sunday.

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Unstoppable Mother “Slow Down” Video is for Every Parent [Video]

My wife Kathy told me about a video that was circulating out there, called Unstoppable Mother, or Slow Down. She said, "I defy you to not cry a little when you watch this."

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Logging Festival in Newaygo This Labor Day Weekend

There is a bunch of fun happening in Newyago this holiday weekend, and it just might the thing you're looking for to put a little excitement in your Labor Day weekend. It's the 38th Annual Logging Festival, running September 2nd. 3rd. and 4th.

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Michigan’s Adventure Making Changes to Water Park

Getting in the water and swimming are always a big part of summer in Michigan. Water parks offer another way to enjoy summer and the outdoors.

Michigan's Adventure has announced changes to their water park for 2017.

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It’s Time to Put Education Ahead of Michigan’s Tourism Industry

Many Michigan public school students are back at school this week. Others will return after Labor Day as required by law in Michigan without a waiver.

The post-Labor Day law was created ten years ago to benefit Michigan's tourism industry.

As more days are added to the school year, it's time to waive the post-Labor Day requirement for all schools and put the education of Michigan students ahead of the interests of the tourism industry.

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VH1 Save The Music Family Day The American Museum Of Natural History
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School of Music Programs Beginning at St. Cecilia

If your child has an interest in music and performance, here is a wonderful opportunity for them.

Starting in September, students with an interest in music are encouraged to try out for SCMC’s School of Music programs.

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Worst Baby Names for 2016

Well, it's that time of year again: time to announce the most popular baby names of the year.

Wait a minute, not so fast. This is a list we hear every year. It's nice, but boring. What about the rejects, the worst baby names that have been cast down on newborns as a possible lifelong curse? I'm here to help, because I have discovered those names.

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Hudsonville Safety Night is August 30

Hudsonville will host a night of free safety demonstrations and activities on Tuesday, August 30.

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Stuff The Bus Campaign Successful in Helping GRPS Students

It was a banner year for Heart of West Michigan United Way's campaign to Stuff the Bus!

The Stuff the Bus project is a way to help students in need have the school supplies they might not be able to buy, and this year was super successful.

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Cases of Swine Flu Reaches Eight in Michigan, Linked to County Fairs

Confirmed cases of the swine flu are rising across Michigan, including West Michigan.

Currently, there is no vaccine for swine flu and the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against it.

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