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Oakland Residents Receive Free Flu Shots At Local Church
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Calvin College Wins Flu Vaccination Challenge

Calvin College is the winner of Michigan's second annual Flu Vaccination Challenge. The challenge divides schools into three categories by size. Calvin College won in the small school category. Hope College was a close second.

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Jimmy John’s Offering $1 Subs on Thursday!

Save your dollar! Because Jimmy John's is giving out subs for only $1 on Thursday, April 21st.

According to their website, it's Customer Appreciation Day and to show their appreciation, JJ will sell their subs for $1 from 11a-3p, nationwide...

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Sherlock is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Sherlock the dog is our special pet of the week.

Andy Rent talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Pinwheel Garden is Beautiful at St. Mark’s Church in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Pinwheel Garden is planted, and it looks beautiful!

In downtown Grand Rapids at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lyon and Division, the garden is a reminder to not forget the 1,059 children in the Kent County foster care system. There is a  pinwheel for each child.

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Ada Company Named One of Twelve Best Small Businesses in Michigan

Twelve Michigan companies will receive a Best Small Business Award from the Michigan Small Business Development Center on May 5 in Lansing, including one small business based in Ada.

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Vander Mill Cider Opens Taproom and Restaurant in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, well known for being Beer City USA, is expanding it's alcoholic craft beverage scene by welcoming Vander Mill Cider.

Vander Mill, LLC, a hard cider maker based in Spring Lake is opening a new location on GR's Northeast side Monday at 5p.m.

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Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Delights Spectators In NYC
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Rockford High School Marching Band Selected to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade [Video]

Out of about 200 applicants, Rockford was one of ten marching bands that were chosen to represent their respective states in the parade.

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ArtPrize Artist Registration Now Open

Artist registration opened at noon today for ArtPrize 2016. Registration for the eighth annual event runs until 5PM on June 2.

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Grand Rapids Boy Celebrates Ninth Birthday With 9-Hour Party at Meijer [Video]

9-year-old Fletcher Moore from Grand Rapids had a very unique request for his ninth birthday party. He wanted to spend the whole day at the Knapp's Corner Meijer.

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Tax Preparers Work To Meet Tomorrow's Deadline
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Tax Day Freebies Will Help Ease Your Pain (A Little)

It's Tax Day and this year some businesses are giving away free things or offering discounts to make it a little more bearable. Take advantage while you can! And don’t forget to get those taxes in by midnight.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks Sets Ticket Sales Record Here in Grand Rapids

This past Friday, it was a Garth Brooks frenzy. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m., and craziness began!

As of Friday at 12 noon, Garth Brooks had broken his Michigan regional record in 24 minutes. He last played in East Lansing, MI on April 9-10, 1996, at MSU-Breslin Center, I was there, and sold 28,393 tickets. By late Friday afternoon he had sold over 51,000 tickets for Van Andel Arena here in Grand Rapids and tickets are still selling!

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Construction On US-131 Is Here For The Summer

Summer is just around the corner and that means construction here in Michigan.  US-131 looks like it will be a parking lot during rush hour for the near future...

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