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Jeff ‘The Animal Guy’ Musial Takes His Siberian Lynx on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ [Video]

Did you have a chance go see Jeff "The Animal Guy" Musial at East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center last fall?

Hundreds did and what a show. So many go to meet him and get up-close and personal with some of his animals.

I thought this would be fun to share, as Jeff shares his favorite facts about his Siberian lynx, Boomer, with before he went on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" earlier this week.

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Harlem Globetrotters Returning to Grand Rapids

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.

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West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit Tigers Extend Contract to 2020

The Detroit Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that it has agreed to a two-year extension of its player development contract.

The agreement will keep Detroit Tigers prospects playing at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park through the 2020 season.

Tigers Director of Minor League Operations Dan Lunetta said that moving forward with the Whitecaps was an easy decision.

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2015 Michigan Winter Free Fishing Weekend is February 14-15

Anyone may fish for free in Michigan Feb. 14 and 15 for the state's annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend.

No state fishing license is required.

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Did Santa Visit Your House? He Certainly Visited Archie! [Video]

We're into the new year, but I couldn't resist one final look back at Christmas.

It's so much more fun if you have little kids in the house over Christmas. I remember being more excited than our kids, watching them find the presents Santa left for them. Okay, maybe not "more," but still pretty excited.

I found this video of Little Archie coming down stairs on Christmas morning to find...well, take a look.  It's too sweet.

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Watch Netflix’s Fake New Year’s Countdown and Get Your Kids to Bed Early

Counting down to the new year has never been more convenient or inaccurate.

Netflix is offering an on-demand New Year's countdown for kids so you can get them to bed early on New Year's Eve.

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100.5 The River’s Top Topics for 2014

It never hurts to take a look back, right?

Check out 100.5 The River's top topics for 2014.

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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Kids' Food Basket
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Kids’ Food Basket Opening Location in Holland

Kids' Food Basket has plans to expand to Holland to help defeat childhood hunger.

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At Home for the Holidays: Pumpkin Spiced Oat Bread

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

I know I’m not the only one that becomes absolutely pumpkin obsessed around the holidays.

Am I right?

There is just something about the season that makes me want to consume pumpkin in every single form.

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Track Santa’s Worldwide Journey on Christmas Eve

Years ago you had to listen for reindeer bells to know when Santa was near.

Today, you can track Santa's entire trip around the globe with video, apps, and other technology.

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Big Sister Wants Little Brother Off Santa’s Naughty List [Video]

This is so adorable. 

A big sister is really concerned that her little brother is going to be on Santa's "naughty list." 

She says: "I want him to be on the good list. Change him to be on the good list." 

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