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Mel Trotter Ministries Serving More Moms and Children

Mel Trotter Ministries is serving more mothers and children than in previous years and as compared to other shelters throughout the United States.

This year's Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) "Snapshot Survey" showed a 1% overall increase nationally of mothers and children staying in a rescue mission.  But a

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Grand Rapids Snow Plowing Pushback Schedule Through March 7

Grand Rapids is continuing it's work to clear and widen streets.

The snow plowing pushback schedule through March 7 is available, along with a map.

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‘Two and a Half Men’ Taps Mila Kunis for ‘That ’70s’ Reunion with Ashton Kutcher

Normally we'd consider CBS' long-running 'Two and a Half Men' out of our wheelhouse, particularly given how unrecognizable the series has become from its original inception, but the latest casting coup is too retro to ignore. Ashton Kutcher will reunite with his 'That '70s Show' co-star (and now fiancee) Mila Kunis for an arc later on this season, but what does it mean for the show?

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WMEAC Needs Volunteers for Home & Garden Show

The West Michigan Home & Garden show is this weekend at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids! Tickets are available HERE for $10 Adults, $4 Kids and kids under 5 are free.

And WMEAC - the West Michigan Environmental Action Council - is looking for volu

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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy with ABC

Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note 3, the phone that took the picture.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Hockey Game is March 7

The Grand Rapids Griffins' Purple Community Game is coming on Friday.

For every ticket purchased, the Griffins will donate $3 to cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

And when you click THIS LINK and use promo code "PURPLE" to buy tickets

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Get to Know the Great Comedians at LaughFest

So much fun, so many laughs, so many people helped through Gilda's Club LaughFest.

I began a series yesterday to introduce you to some of the wonderful comedians coming to LaughFest.  We all know the headliners of Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Chris Rock, Sinbad, Jim Gaffigan a

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National Education Association “Cat-A-Van” Makes Stop In Grand Rapids

The National Education Association "Cat-A-Van Reading Tour" is making a stop in Grand Rapids this week! It's part of the NEA's Read Across America campaign which strives to get children and teens to read

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Man Wakes Up At A Funeral Home In A Body Bag

Wow this is creepy stuff. Almost something you'd see in a movie or TV show.

This happened to a 78-year-old guy in Mississippi.  He was pronounced dead at his house and taken to a funeral home, where they were going to embalm him

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John Ball Zoo Open For 2014

Over the weekend, John Ball Zoo opened for 2014. The zoo had to use backhoes and dump trucks to clear out all the snow, but it was a successful opening for the new year!

(And although they don't have polar bears, I used that picture because that's what you'll feel like walking around over the next few weeks!)  Admission only $5 for adults and $4 for kids, through May 9th

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Red Cross Blood Drives – Week of March 3rd 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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Get to Know the Great Comedians at LaughFest

LaughFest, 2014 kicks off this Thursday with the world record attempt for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. Don't ask; just come down to Rosa Parks Circle and have fun. 

Then, it's 11 days of laughter for Gilda's Club.

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