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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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Little Boy Still Hitting Those Basketball Shots (video)

This is such a fun video of a little, and I mean little, boy and his basketball.

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Most Bizarre Childbirth Award Goes to Couple That Will Lets Dolphins Deliver Their Baby

A North Carolina couple is giving new meaning to the term ‘water birth.’

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Little Kid Falls Asleep Driving His Motorized Truck

We all know how dangerous it is to drive when you're really tired.

Unfortunately, I've fallen asleep at the wheel a few times.  In one instance, I worked overnight and had a 70 mile drive home.  I don't remember about 40 minutes of that drive, but I must have been in some "sleep functioning" state because I didn't wreck or hit anything

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At What Age Is It OK To Begin Using Social Media? [Poll]

Social media is everywhere.  And growing.

Social media can provide of wealth of knowledge, but it also has many pitfalls.

At what age is it OK to begin using social media?

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We’re Having Twins and we Love it! (video)

This is the cutest video.

These young sisters hear the news that their mom is pregnant again, this time with twins. Their reactions are adorable.

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FDA Says Pregnant Women Who Use Migraine Medicine Could Have Children With Lower IQ Scores

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of the risk of taking certain migraine medicines while pregnant.

The medicines can lead to children with lower IQ scores.

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