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Painting Makes a Special Daddy-Daughter Time

Come on dads and grandads, it's time to spend some quality, bonding time with your daughters and granddaughters. It's time to paint!

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Bye, Bye Kmart and Other Grand Rapids Businesses

2016 was quite a year, huh? We elected, and will be swearing in, a new President very soon, had to say goodbye to so many movie stars, recording artists, and others, who have made a difference, or had an effect, in our lives. And, locally, we have seen many, popular, or formally popular, businesses close up. 

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A Beer Lovers Paradise at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Beer Lovers rejoice! The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) continues its very popular Beer Explorers program next year, actually just a few weeks away, on January 12, 2017. Held in partnership with Founders Brewing Company on Thursday evenings, it gives Grand Rapidians a new twist on a Founders beer tasting.

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Baby names 2016
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Top Baby Names for 2016 From Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health just released their list of the top baby names for 2016, and the list of popular boys’ names underwent more changes in 2016 than an infant’s diapers.

Seven new names popped up in the top 10―including one with presidential gravitas.

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‘Charlie Brown’ Musical Opening at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Public Museum is partnering with Stage GR to bring the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" to the stage in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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Where to see Santa in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Kids can mail their Christmas lists to the North Pole, but most don't like taking chances. Going straight to Santa is the safest way to go.

See where and when to see Santa in Grand Rapids and around West Michigan.

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Christmas Parades This Week in Holland, Grandville, Lowell, Byron Center and More

It's a busy week for Christmas parades and visits with Santa around Grand Rapids.

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Donald Trump Holds Weekend Meetings In Bedminster, NJ
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Michael Moore, Rick Snyder and More React as Trump Selects Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has named West Michigan's Betsy DeVos as his choice for Education Secretary.

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Lions v Saints
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Michigan High School Football Finals: Schedule, TV, Parking and more

The 2016 Michigan high school football season ends at Ford Field in Detroit this weekend. West Michigan will be well-represented with teams competing for championships in four of the eight divisions.

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Muskegon’s Festival of Trees Begins November 17

The Muskegon Museum of Art's 12th annual Festival of Trees opens Thursday, November 17th and runs through Sunday, November 27th.

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Art Van Santa Parade in Grand Rapids Names Grand Marshal and Special Guest

The 2016 Art Van Santa Parade presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees is Saturday, November 19.

The parade has named the grand marshal and special musical guest.

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What is a Successful Person? They Have 10 Common Traits

The other day, I was scanning a broadcast website, All Access, reading about our crazy broadcast business, and ran across an article by Doug Erickson. He wrote about being successful. More specifically, traits that successful people have in common, or, should have.

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