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Michigan Modern: A New Book Honors Steelcase And Herman Miller’s Day In The Sun

I remember when I was a kid growing up on the east side of the state, Grand Rapids always meant one thing: furniture.

The industry here has suffered a bit lately, but in those last glory years of Michigan furniture making, their design aesthetic was among the cutting edge of its time.

A new book honors that era that spawned the Michigan Modern design aesthetic.

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They’re Tearing Down The Great Lakes Shipping Company

Change is always difficult in life, and when a favorite spot of yours, shop, theater, restaurant, bar, closes, you feel a loss. It had been a part of your life, and you hate to see it end.

I get a sad, nostalgic feeling when I drive by Breton Village, by way of Burton, now. The long running, classic watering hole/restaurant, Great Lakes Shipping Company is coming down. It closed in May, but they have now begun tearing it down. Sniff...sniff.

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Voters Go To The Polls In Florida Primary
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Where to Find Election Day Deals and Freebies in West Michigan

After this election we could all use a doughnut. Or seven.

That's why it's nice that Krispy Kreme and other retailers are stepping up with deals and freebies for those who get out and vote Nov. 8.

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YMCA is Opening Their KidZone to Everyone So Parents Can Go Out and Vote

If you're planning on voting tomorrow but have to figure out where to leave the little ones while you do so, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids can help you out...

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Grand Rapids Griffins Tyler Bertuzzi Recalled to the Red Wings

The news is out today, 21 year old Tyler Bertuzzi is Recall to play for the Detroit Red Wings.

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Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Crucial States Ahead Of Tuesday's Presidential Election
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Monday, November 7th Presidential Campaign Stops In Michigan

With Michigan being a key swing state and the election only a day away, our fair state will be welcoming campaigners from both major parties today...

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Breakfast With Santa? Your Kids Will Love it!

How would your kids like to have breakfast with Santa Clause?

After all, with Santa coming to their house to leave some presents Christmas Eve, wouldn't it be a good idea if they could have breakfast with the jolly old elf before the big event? Of course!

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Californians Vote In Special Election On Budget Ballot Measures
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Election Day Info You Might Need For Tuesday

Tuesday is finally Election Day!  After Tuesday, we’ll no longer have to watch political ads, thank goodness!!  Officials around the state have reported more absentee ballots being returned all ready this year in comparison to the 2012 election...

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Frozen Strawberries Linked To Hepatitis A Recalled In West Mi

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on frozen strawberries sold around the US.

The recall comes after the CDC and FDA found that the strawberries tested positive for Hepatitis A...

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Check Out the Photos From Kidabaloo 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out to Kidabaloo on Saturday at DeVos Place! We had a fantastic time with all of the great kids' events, some stuff for mom and dad, AND, of course, Jeff Musial The Animal Guy...

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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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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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