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New YMCA To Be Built In Cascade Township

The plans for a new YMCA in Cascade has been approved.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces it’s Fifth Anniversary Dates

As fast a this summer seems to be going, March, 2015 will be tomorrow!  But, seriously folks, March, 5 - 15, 2015 will be the 10 funniest days of March, as the nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced this morning that those are the dates for their fifth anniversary and laughter. 

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Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease On The Rise In Kent County

The Kent County Health Department is reporting an increase in the incidences of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Kent County.

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Blueberry Season: Watermelon Blueberry Mint Salad

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

It’s very likely I ate more watermelon making this watermelon bluerry mint salad than what actually ended up in it.

Plus, it's blueberry season in Michigan!

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Michigan Ranks 32nd in U.S. for Overall Child Well-Being [Infographic]

Michigan ranks 32nd in the 25th annual KIDS COUNT report on overall child well-being from the Michigan League for Public Policy.

The report ranks all 50 states and considers education, economic well-being, health, and family/community.

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800 Researchers From 36 Countries in Grand Rapids This Week

Another large conference/convention is here in Grand Rapids, and it's a real feather in our hat to have it here this weekend.

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Cook Well During Barbecue Season with These BBQ Tips

It's summertime and that means grilling season.

The Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has a new online tool through the Food Safe Families campaign to raise awareness about proper grilling techniques and the dangers of food poisoning risks.

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Why You Should Stop Using Spray Sunscreen on Your Kids

An ongoing investigation by the Food and Drug Administration has prompted Consumer Reports to urge parents not to use spray-on sunscreen on or near children.

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Health Professions Summer Day Camp for Teens is Next Week

Health Care is such a growing career field that for the fifth year, area teens will have the chance to learn about health professions at a summer day camp sponsored by Grand Valley State University.

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Retired NFL Player Ben Utrecht Records Touching Song to Raise Awareness About Brain Injuries [Video]

Everyone knows that the impact of brain injuries is an issue facing the NFL, but the latest former player to raise awareness of it is doing so in a unique way.

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Swimmer’s Itch Coming From Michigan Lakes

It's a bad year for mosquitoes in Michigan, but mosquitoes aren't the only thing that have Michigan residents itching this summer.

Swimmer's itch is being reported at lakes across Michigan, including Higgins Lake.

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Little Girl may Have Life Threatening Illness, but she Dances With Dad [VIDEO]

McKenzie Carey is a 12-year-old girl battling a life-threatening condition called mitochondrial disease. Her family recently shared an emotional video in which she's dancing with her father to Miley Cyrus' 'The Climb.'

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