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Grand Rapids “Start Garden”…Rick DeVos Unveils The Details

This is just so cool!  You've seen all the signs around town, right?  It's kind of difficult to miss them.  The colorful signs are all over in orange, pink, lime green and blue.  They're posted on doors, windows, inside coffee shoppes, cafes, and restaurants.  Start Garden is coming!  Well, Start Garden is HERE!

This morning at a news conference Rick DeVos unveiled what Start Garden is really all about.

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Join Me, Kim Carson, For The Autism Support Of Kent County Walkathon, Sunday, Kuiper College

Sunday, April 29th, I will be hosting the Autism Support of Kent County Walkathon at Kuiper College noon-3pm!  It's a fun time and there are always some pretty amazing auction items that you can bid on.  In the past they have included getaways to Chicago, the John Ball Zoo, spa visits, massages, gift cards to local restaurants and salons, Whitecaps tickets, Tigers tickets, plus lots of office and business items, too. 

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FREE West Michigan Youth Summit! Kids Invited To “Live Above The Influence”

Grand Rapids is hosting the first ever youth summit and West Michigan youth are being invited to "Live Above The Influence."

Registration is already underway for this FREE April 27-28 Event

WHAT IS IT: It's a two-day, jam-packed teen-driven “Above the Influence" Kent County conference, presented by the Kent County Prevention Coalition.  It is designed to foster positive attitudes and behaviors
regarding life

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Here’s Blondie & Blackie’s Story From Crash’s Landing Animal Shelter…

Kim Carson Here!  I've been working with Crash's Landing for 9 years now.  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

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Grand Rapids Humane Society Bark In The Park Honors Aura, The Dog

I rememeber seeing this story on the news a number of months ago.  It happened right here in Grand Rapids and it was heartbreaking. 

When Rob Kirkbride's dog, Aura who he walking, was hit & killed by a driver that was distracted earlier this year, he turned to the Humane Society of West Michigan for support.

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Hold The Warm Weather! Tulip Time Isn’t Here Yet, Michigan!

Organizers of Tulip Time are starting to become a bit concerned with the stretch of warm weather we have been having.  You see Tulip Time isn't until May, but tell that to the Tulips.

The warm weather is waking up the bulbs and when they wake up, well, they just have to bloom

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Easter Brunches In Grand Rapids Michigan Plus Everything Easter 2012!

Anything and everything Easter can be found right here! grNow.com has released their annual Easter guide. It includes local Easter egg hunts, brunches, visits with the Easter Bunny, and even special church services. This year Easter Sunday falls on April 8,

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Time To Start Gearing Up For The Grand Rapids 5th/3rd River Bank Run

Each Wednesday I co-host the Take Five & Company chat segment with Catherine Behrendt & Stephanie Webb on WZZM13.  Doing that now for almost 3 years, I've had the opportunity to get to know some of the behind the scenes staff at WZZM.

Edd

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Whitecaps Hold Public Workout & Meet The Fans Tuesday!

Comstock Park, Fifth Third ballpark is the place to be Tuesday morning, April 3th, when the gates open at 11:30 and the admission is FREE.   The West Michigan Whitecaps invite you to join them for their workout

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Dog Story Theater Presenting an Eclectic Brand of Theater

Are you looking for some good theater in Grand Rapids?

You don't have far to go.  Civic, Spectrum, Jewish and Heritage Theaters all produce excellent entertainment.

But, hey...let's not forget Dog Story Theater.  They're downtown at 7 Jefferson, and showcase some excellent theater as well.

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Join The “Lego Family Block Party” Inside The Grand Rapids Plainfield Township Library

When I was growing up, traditionally, Lego's were always given to boys.  Never mind the fact that girls may like to build things too.  Thank goodness, those stereotypes are no longer in play.  What kid doesn't enjoy playing with those multicolored, interlocking bricks, building houses, and skyscrapers, and cars, and well, just about anything your mind can imagine

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When Does Swing Dancing Return to Rosa Parks Circle?

It's official! Grab your skirts that swirl, or not, because it's another season of Swing Dancing at Rosa Parks Circle. The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society has announced their return for the 2012 season

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