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Remodeled Planetarium at Grand Rapids Public Museum Opens March 15

After $1.2 million of reconstruction and improvements, Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium at Grand Rapids Public Museum is set to open on March 15.

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Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon Prank New York Sightseers [Video]

Let it never be said that Jon Hamm doesn't like to have a good time. The 'Mad Men' star might be known for his hard-nosed role on the uber-dramatic AMC series, but he likes to stir up mirth in his off-time, from 'SNL' hosting and pop-in appearances to helping 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon with some gags for his show. In keeping with the latter, Fallon and Hamm took to the Top of the Rock (on top of NBC's 30 Rock in NYC) over the weekend to photobomb innocent city gazers.

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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Extreme Weather: Lake Michigan Sets All-time Ice Coverage Record; Grand River Has Flood Risk

Lake Michigan reached an all-time high level of ice coverage over the weekend while deep snow has many on alert for risk of flooding.

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Here We Go Again: Winter!

A wintry mix of weather is being forecast for tonight and Wednesday by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office.

Here's what the National Weather Service is forecasting:

Light rain will mix

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Ray LaMontagne Added To Frederik Meijer Garden’s Summer Concert Lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens has announced Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne to their Summer Concert Series lineup.

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Red Cross Blood Drives – Week Of March 10th 2014

The American Red Cross needs your help to replenish blood supplies in West Michigan.  The the brutal winter weather caused the Great Lakes Region to cancel over over 60 blood drives, causing a severe shortage of donations and supplies

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Degage Event for Women at Celebration Cinema North Thursday

 

Dégagé Ministries invites women in the community to join them at their event, Open Door Open Hearts, on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Celebration! Cinema Wave Room, 2121 Celebration Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. This event is for women, to benefit women. The event will provide attendees with a fun and relaxing evening, including a strolling dinner, speakers and activities, along with concrete ways for how to support women in crisis in their community.

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More LaughFest Comedians to Love – Meet Aparna Nancherla

The National Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, a part of LaughFest, is this Friday and Saturday nights at the BOB.  Presented by Gun lake Casino, the showcase features some of the best comedic talent from all across the country.

Today, I'd like you to meet Aparna Nancherla.

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Enter the Million Dollar Bracket Challenge!

 

It’s time to dust off that crystal ball of college basketball prognostication.

This year, 63 intense games will fill up those major college basketball championship tournament brackets. It'

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‘SNL’ Taps Louis C.K. For Second Hosting Gig on March 29

Last night's 'SNL' featuring 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham only ticked so far up from last week's abysmal show with Jim Parsons of 'The Big Bang Theory,' but the longrunning NBC sketch comedy series' March 29 return will bring back a much more dependable host. Louis C.K. will return for his second hosting gig after 2012, but who will accompany the eternal sadsack 'Louie' star?

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‘SNL’ Brings in Liam Neeson to Solve the Crisis in the Ukraine

The world is a little more terrifying than usual these days. With Russian forces occupying Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, the internet has already started throwing around references to World War III. Thankfully, 'SNL' is here to take something that has us terrified and make us laugh instead. The show's solution? Bring in Liam Neeson.

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Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
Ryan Fischer (WZZM-13: Scholar Athlete Of The Week)
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WZZM-13: Grandville High School Athlete Died Of An Enlarged Heart

The Kent County Medical Examiner has determined that a Grandville High School senior and star athlete died from complications of an enlarged heart. 17-year-old Ryan Fischer died in his sleep Thursday night.

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