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Free Child Car Seat Checkup is Today in Muskegon

Safe Kids West Michigan is having a free safety check TODAY, Thursday, September 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Custer Fire Department, located at 2549 E. US 10 in Custer.

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Day-Long Boy Scout Salute Planned to Remember 9/11

This coming Wednesday, September 11 is certainly a significant day in the history of the United States.  For, it was on 9/11/2001, terrorists attacked New York and Washington D.C., bringing the World Trade Center towers down, and damaging the Pentagon.  Several thousand lost their lives as a result, and it's a day that all of America will never forget.

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Robin the Pit-bull Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday

Nicole Cook, Humane Society of West Michigan, brought Robin in to visit for Wet Nose Wednesday.

Robin is one and one-half years old, very social, well trained, and would make the right owner a wonderful pet

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Should Students Have A 4-Day School Week? [Poll]

The popularity of the 4-day school week is growing across the country.

Learn some of the arguments for and against a 4-day school week, then let us know if you'd like to see a 4-day school week at your kids' school.

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Consumers Energy Honors two Grand Rapids Students

Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students at Dickinson elementary and Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Grand Rapids by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2013-14 kids safety calendar.

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Should Parents Be Allowed To Refuse Vaccinations For Their Children [Poll]

The rate that children in Michigan are getting vaccinated is declining as more parents are choosing to not get their children vaccinated.

Michigan's rate of vaccination refusal is the fourth highest in the country.

Should parents be allowed to refuse vaccinations for their children?

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GRPS Hosting Back to School Celebration Tonight

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration tonight, Wednesday, August 7, at John Ball Park from 3-7pm. This exciting event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for the coming school year.

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Aye, Matey, the Pirates are in Grand Haven

Loutit District Library (LDL) and Harbor Island is the port of swashbuckling, piratical fun for the whole family as the 7th Annual Michigan Pirate Festival invades Grand Haven, through Sunday, August 11th.

With their theme, "Pirates through the Ages," pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas come from around Michigan and the Mid West to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers. New to this year's festival is the Mermaid Queen with a group of her mermaids. This is the first performance for the mermaid group in Michigan.

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Kids in Spring Lake and Grand Haven Will Make Terrariums

There are exciting programs for children at the Loutit District Library (LDL) in Grand Haven this summer.

This Tuesday, July 16, plants will be a big part of the summer reading program. Plants are blooming is the program led by Youth Librarian Assistant Susan Trittin who will demonstrate how to make a terrarium that grows tiny plants using a two-litter bottle.

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Is Giving Your Kids An Allowance A Bad Idea? [Poll]

Teaching your kids about the value of money is important, but what is the best way to do it?

One popular way is to give kids an allowance, but the experts disagree on whether or not an allowance is a good idea.

Do you think an allowance is a good way to teach kids about money?  

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Whitecaps Tickets Going for Only $5 for July 4th and 5th Games

Reserved seat tickets for the West Michigan Whitecaps’ July 4th holiday week games will be offered for a very special $5 price for one day only.

Tuesday, July 2nd, fans can purchase tickets to the Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th games for the special price of $5, more than half off the regular $10.50 price. There is a limit of eight tickets per person for this special.

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5 Manly Things to Do With Dad on Father’s Day

Father's Day is fast approaching and we believe Dad deserves just as much man-pampering on his special day as Mom does on Mother's Day.

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