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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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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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The Tooth Fairy Helps Clean Children’s Teeth…Really! [Video]

This is the sweetest video that every parent will love. This trip to the dentist with their kids  was very special.

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MHSAA Rules Changes in Hockey, Basketball and Wrestling

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has made a number of changes for the 2014-15 winter sports season.

Changes have been made to hockey, wrestling, and girls and boys basketball. Most changes focus on player safety.

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Are Your Kids Naughty or Nice? Their Name may Tell the Story

What's in a name? That's a question Santa Claus himself should be asking when looking at who's been naughty and nice this year.

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Buying Christmas Presents? How High Will You Go? [Poll]

Holiday shopping can sure burn a ho ho hole in your wallet.

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Some Stores Stayed Closed Thanksgiving Day; What a Concept

Did you make it out shopping on Thanksgiving Day, better known at Black Thursday?

You know, it's what Black Friday used to start in the morning on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Remember those good old days?

Then some stores bumped it to midnight -- and customers lined up.

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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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