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Ballet “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at St. Cecilia Music Center Thanksgiving Weekend

 

Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble, a local non-profit ballet company, is gearing up to perform for its 22nd season, the beloved ballet story “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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Soldier Surprises Wife and New Born Baby Daughter [Video]

I know I'm one-day late with this, but here is a heart warming, tear-jerking story for Veterans Day that will give you all the hugs you want.

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New Survey Shows That The Person Your Kids Think Of As Their Hero Is YOU

You spend some of the best years of your life in the (sometimes) thankless job of being a parent. Then your kids just grow up and say that they are striving not to be like you, but maybe this will keep you going.

According to a new survey, the person your kids are most likely to see as being their personal "hero" is you.

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Three-Year Old Learns He’s Not Old Enough to Vote [Video]

The election is over, thank you very much, bit we learned that this mid-term election had one of the lowest voter turnouts ever. EVER! That is way to sad.

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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Mom Escorted out of Hospital Waiting Room for Nursing her Baby

A Texas mom was breastfeeding her four-month-old baby while waiting to see her doctor last week. The staff asked her to stop, cover up, or move to another feeding area and she refused. What happened next?  She was escorted out by Security.

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For West Michigan

Trying to figure out when trick-or-treating is happening in your area? We've found a comprehensive list that you can reference!

It seems that all communities here in West Michigan will be doing their trick-or-treating on Friday, Oct. 31 -- Halloween night. 

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Special Families Fun Fest at Delta Plex November 8

The DeltaPlex Arena and Family Hope Foundation are proud to announce the 3rd annual Special Families Fun Fest Saturday, November 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DeltaPlex Arena.

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Woman Uses Halloween Costume to Tell Husband She’s Pregnant [Video]

After trying for nearly a year to get pregnant, YouTube user Leslie A. took a pregnancy test one day and "voila!" it had finally happened. She knew she needed to come up with a clever way to tell her husband, so she decided to show off her new Halloween costume - a skeleton shirt with a little baby skeleton over the stomach (how cute is that, by the way?)!

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Toy of the Year Award Winners are Under $100

Holiday shopping is beginning to take off, with many people trying to get a jump on gift giving and save a little money. Money, ah, there is the problem. Seems everything has a pretty hefty price tag. Ah, ah, ah, not so fast. Families from across the country tested more than 400 toys in an effort to name 25 winners in FamilyFun magazine's 23rd annual Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Awards.  Each toy was chosen for its exceptional fun factor, innovation, and durability — and a cost of under $100.

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High School Student Fights Back Against Bullying with Positivity, Gets In Trouble (Video)

Caitlin Prater-Haacke, a high school student in Airdrie, Alberta, was bullied a few weeks ago on Facebook.

Someone posted on her page telling her to die. Pretty brutal.

But instead of responding in a negative way, Caitlin did just the opposite.

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Crafty Toys, Ride Ons Join Classics, Electronic Toys on Retailer’s Second Annual Holiday Toy List Chosen by Kids

Halloween isn't even here yet, and we're already talking about Christmas. I have even seen some retailers begin stocking their shelves with tree decorations to get a jump on holiday shopping. So, mom's, dad's and grandparents everywhere, I want you to get a jump on shopping for your kids.

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