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“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Comes Alive at the Airport [Video]

Many of our hero's of WWII have been flying to Washington D.C. for visits to the WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and other points of interest. I had the honor of Emceeing an event several weeks ago here in Grand Rapids just before several of our WWII Veterans boarded flights to DC. I'll have to admit, I sure didn't see anything like this happen.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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West Michigan Chalk Art Festival in Byron Center This Weekend

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings children and adult artists together for two days of art and competition.

The festival is June 19 - 20 in Byron Center.

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West Michigan Hispanic Chamber Announces Program for Spanish-Speaking Entrepreneurs

The Education and Empowerment Committee of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  announced the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s launch of MedioDía- Infórmate y Actívate, a series of business educational workshops designed to provide a wide-range of business development resources for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in the West Michigan region.

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Courtesy Diocese of Grand Rapids
Courtesy Diocese of Grand Rapids
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Cathedral of Saint Andrew Celebrates 140th Anniversary This Weekend

The Cornerstone reads May 30, 1875. It was a marker for the Church of Saint Andrew and was sealed on that date 140 years ago. This Saturday, May 30, 2015, the Church, which has become the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, will commemorate its 140th anniversary.

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Making a Goodwill Donation is Easy This Saturday

Do you have a lot of items around the house that you would love to get rid of? You know, de-clutter. Of course you do.  I know we do.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 2, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids is making it super easy for you because you won't have to drive all your donated items to a drop off center, they will pick them up, FREE OF CHARGE!

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating medical and pharmaceutical professionals with a special Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other medical and pharmaceutical professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Wedding & Social Event Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating manufacturing with a special Wedding & Social Event Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other manufacturing industry professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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LaughFest, MI Blood & Blue Care Network Team up for Blood Drive

It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on Feb.24, March 2, 3, 4 and 9, 2015.

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Christopher Furlong
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Christopher Furlong Getty Images News
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GVSU Exhibit Explores Persecution of Homosexuals During Nazi Regime

The human atrocities of WWII are well documented in history. The persecution of the Jewish population was the primary focus of the Nazi regime. The haunting pictures and tales from the holocaust will stay with us forever. But there were other groups persecuted as well. Roma (Gypsies), Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses and those disabled during World War II were also targeted. And yet, there is another story.

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Alfred Mele (3ammagazine.com)
Alfred Mele (3ammagazine.com)
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Free Will, Does it Really Exist? Find out Tonight at GVSU

Does free will exist? The question has fueled debate among philosophers, psychologists, and theologians. A popular argument among neuroscientists and social psychologists is that free will is illusory—that our words and actions arise not from rational choice, but from unconscious predispositions and social conditioning.

But according to philosopher Alfred Mele, the case against free will actually leaves much room for doubt. In Free: Why Science Hasn’t Disproved Free Will, Mele examines the major experiments that free will deniers cite, and explains how they don’t provide the solid evidence for which they have been touted.

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Presidential Historian H.W. ‘Bill’ Brands Speaks at GVSU Wednesday Night

The Prez: Machiavelli visits The White House. What, Machiavelli? The White House?

For centuries the name Machiavelli has been synonymous with amoral calculation in politics. And, believe me, no American president would ever want to be described as Machiavellian. Yet should the canny Florentine return to life and visit twenty-first century America, he would have some useful and surprising advice for our chief executive – advice that would say as much about the United States as about the country’s highest office.

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Grand Valley State University
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An Evening of Poetry at Grand Valley October 16

Two acclaimed American poets will be reading from their works at “An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Mark Doty and Dorianne Laux” — a part of Grand Valley State University’s annual Fall Arts Celebration.

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