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Betty Ford Funeral In Grand Rapids Is A Real Celebration Of Her Life!

Isn't it just like Betty Ford to choose a "spiritual" to start off her funeral here in Grand Rapids.  Back in the day before it was politically incorrect to use the term "negro" it was referred to as a "Negro spiritual".  Spirituals are raw, honest, bluesy, transparent, beautiful and real.  Just like Betty Ford!  It's no wonder she chose Done Made My Vow!

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Westboro Baptist Church To Protest At Betty Ford’s Funeral In Grand Rapids

Okay so I just heard, that that Westboro Baptist Church group that protests at soldiers funerals all over the country, will be coming to Grand Rapids to protest at Betty Ford's funeral. At first it made me cry, for Betty.  But then I thought, these people masquerade under the guise of religion and call themselves Christians.  People can call themselves anything they want but LOOK AT THE BEHAVIOR!  Consistent behavior will reveal everything.  Well, those people are coming to a real, true, honest to goodness city, that has more churches per capita, than anywhere else. 

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Thursday’s Violent Rampage Does Not Define Grand Rapids

I posted about this on my facebook page, "One man will not destroy the good spirit of this city. The evilness of one man is nothing compared to the goodness in Grand Rapids!"  I still stand by that!  It's good to see I

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Grand Rapids Storm Damage

That was sure some thunderstorm that passed thru west Michigan earlier this morning. Andy and I had several listeners call with reports of trees and power wires down, flooding and heavy rain. We're in line for more rough weather this afternoon. Check out some of the damages.

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Sheryl Crow In Concert At Michigan International Speedway

It's OFFICIAL!  Sheryl Crow will be headlining the concert at the Michigan International Speedway. Other groups set to perform include Alto Reed’s AllStars, Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railro

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What Granwich Is Grand Rapids Favorite Sandwich?

How fun!  Lots o' restaurants are vying for the Grand Title, in the Grand Rapids, Granwich Competition.  Here's how you can taste, eat and vote for your favorite Official Grand Rapids sandwich called the Granwich!

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Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2011 Will Have Fewer Artist Entries But Bigger Art

The final deadline for artists to enter their art work in ArtPrize was yesterday at 5pm.  A total of 1,582 artists will participate in Artprize 2011 at 162 venues.  Those numbers are down from last years 1,713 artists and 192 venues.  But the 

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Electric Forest Music Festival This Weekend In Rothbury

Goodby Rothbury Music Festival.  Hello Electric Forest Music Festival.  This weekend Rothbury Michigan is the place to be!  This festival will be smaller thanfestivals of the past but it will still be a unique experience at the Double JJ Ranch site north of Muskegon.

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Britney Spears “Femme Fatale Concert Tour” Stops At The Van Andel Arena In Grand Rapids

Never saw her in person but this is one tour I would love to see.  Think she still has it?  I'm guessing she does.  Tickets go on sale July 9th and I have all the details you need!

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Facebook Page Created For Amber DeVoe A Missing Zeeland Woman

Amber DeVoe moved from Zeeland to Boston soon after she graduated.  That was about 4 months ago.  None of Amber's friends have heard from her.  Amber's employer hasn't heard from her either.  The last date anyone has had contact with Amber was June 20th

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Crash’s Landing Kitty “Luella Giselle” Needs A Loving Furrrever Home

Crash’s Landing, is a non profit no kill animal shelter.  Their mission statement is, “Saving Our Little Corner Of The World, One Cat At A Time.”

Dr. Jen Petrovich and her volunteers know each and every kitty in Crash’s Landing and Sid’s Sanctuary

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ArtPrize Needs Your Help Tonight. Can You Say Volunteer!

The first day of Summer was yesterday so now we know that ArtPrize is officially getting close.  There will be an Artist Help and Hospitality Reception tonight to help round up volunteers for ArtP

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