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‘Fall Back’ This Weekend

This is the weekend! Time to change the clocks and “fall back”.

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 2:00 am we officially turn the clock back one hour — back to 1:00 am — as we return to standard time instead of Daylight Saving Time. (And yes, the correct spelling is “Saving” not “Savings”. There should be no “S” on the end!)

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Venema Service Inc. via Google Street View
Venema Service Inc. via Google Street View
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Two Full Service Gas Stations In West Michigan You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

If you are a millennial who hasn't been to New Jersey or Oregon, you probably have no idea what a full service gas station is.  Well, it's a gas station where someone pumps the gas for you...

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O'Reilly Challenge Practice And Qualifying
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Couple Fights for Right to Display American Flag on Their Front Door

Russell Diesinger and his wife have had a long-held tradition at their home - when their son is deployed, they display an American flag on their front door and place single electric candle in the window. Now they're being told that they can't.

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After You Vote on Election Day, Get a Free Slice of ‘Liberty Pie!’

A free sticker for voting or free pie? I'll take both!

Election Day is this coming up Tuesday and after you vote stop into any Grand Traverse Pie Company for a free slice of Liberty Pie...

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Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
Camden Parks, Crash's Landing
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Adopt John Monroe From Crash’s Landing

This photo is a good start, but once you meet John Monroe from Crash's Landing in person you'll be a believer in love at first sight.

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Comedy Central's Jeff Foxworthy Roast
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Bill Engvall Coming to DeVos Performance Hall

You're going to be laughing your, you know what, off at DeVos Performance Hall in February. Grammy nominated blue collar comedian, Bill Engvall, will perform 2 stand-up shows February 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM.

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Pine Rest Holding Dinner to Raise Funds for New Facility Serving Children, Teens and Young Adults

Today’s headlines are filled with stories of children and adolescents in crisis. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth ages 15-24. The new building at Pine Rest will help increase access to services for this population of vulnerable youth.

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Where to Find Deals for National Sandwich Day in West Michigan

Hooray for made-up holidays!

November 3.  is, apparently, National Sandwich Day. That means sandwich deals and freebies across West Michigan.

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Ban Introduced On Smoking Marijuana In Public Areas
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Woman Sues Spectrum Health After Revealing Marijuana Use to Employer

A former West Michigan woman is suing Spectrum Health Systems after getting fired from her job. Allegedly, a doctor on staff told her employer she smoked marijuana...

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Where Is The Top Location For Scattering Cremated Ashes In Michigan?

There was a bunch of stories about cremated remains causing issues in this week's news. So I decided to find out where the top spot was in Michigan was for scattering a loved one's remains. It turns out, it's not that far away.

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courtesy of Meijer
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Meijer Announces They’re Eliminating Plus Size Sections

Meijer just announced they are doing away with their plus-size departments in their stores.

Starting early 2017, in all 230 stores, Meijer will integrate plus sizes with the straight sizes in their women’s and misses section...

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert via YouTube
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert via YouTube
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Grand Rapids Was Mentioned On ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

I have to be honest, I’m so tired of politics that I walk away when people start talking about it.  I plan to vote, but I have no interest in debating which side is better or worse...

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