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Here are the Top Toys for Christmas

Do you have your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping finished, wrapped and ready to go? Are you kidding?

Okay, seriously, most of us are still madly rushing about gathering presents and are somewhat clueless as to what to by the kids and grandkids.

Have no fear, I have this handy-dandy guide to the top Christmas toys of 2015, thanks to Ranker.com. Whether you’re looking for popular 2015 toys for your own kids, a niece or nephew, or pretty much any other kid you’d care to gift with one of the best Christmas presents ever, you're covered!

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$695,000 for Zeeland Splash Park, Grand Rapids Boardwalk and More

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board of trustees has recommended funding for recreational development projects across the state. The recommendations total nearly $28 million to fund land acquisition and development projects in 2016.

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New Year’s Eve Party Hopping Package [Sponsored]

Making plans for New Year's Eve? Why not plan to go to five of the best parties Downtown Grand Rapids has to offer?

You can do just that with this awesome New Year's Eve Party Hopping Package!

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The Mighty Wurlitzer Fires up at the Grand Rapids Public Museum For the Holidays

This holiday season the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) has a great holiday planned for all organ lovers everywhere with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts, “Holiday Cheer” performed by the duet of Stephen and Rose Warner. 

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Small Business Cyber Threat is Big Threat for West Michigan

The Small Business Development Center of Michigan (SBDC) announced its efforts to assist Michigan small businesses in evaluating risk of cyber threats by offering a free risk assessment tool.

The initiative, which centers on a website assessment tool that evaluates risk and provides cyber security resources, aims to attract 1,000 small businesses across the state by the end of 2015, and 10,000 Michigan businesses by the end of 2016.

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SNL Introduces Settl, the Dating App For Desperate People

SNL commercial parodies are at their best when they’re at their most scathing. The fake ad for a fictional dating app called Settl may not be as dark as that vicious, pro-gun parody from a while back, but it’s a different brand of cynical: Here is the app for people who are tired of trying to find the right person and just want to settle down with, well, any person.

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Winter Wonderland Open House at Grand Rapids Downtown Market is Wednesday

Grand Rapids Downtown Market will hold a Winter Wonderland Open House on December 9. The event features visits with Santa, activities, special deals, and an extra hour of shopping.

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Fun Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

Here is more fun trivia used on the Friday 5 the Hard Way game played on Andy in the Morning today.

Don't worry, I've given you the answers, too.

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Meet Viviana From Crash’s Landing

One of the most important things you can give this holiday season is a home to a cat who needs a place to stay.

Please adopt Viviana from Crash's Landing.

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Seth Meyers Headlining Gilda’s LaughFest March, 2016

It's hard to believe, but LaughFest is set to begin their sixth year March 10-20, 2016. Six years of offering the best in "laughs" to support the free cancer support group, Gilda's Club here in Grand Rapids. This next LaughFest is going to be a doozy!

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Brewery Vivant Launching new Wood-Aged Sour Beer Program

Brewery Vivant will celebrate their fifth year brewing in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids on December 20. The brewery will launch a new sour beer program as part of their anniversary celebration.

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It’s ALMOST Legal to Swear in Public in Michigan Now

The Michigan Senate gave final passage Wednesday to a package of bills that repeals more than 80 antiquated laws, moving the issue to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. The laws include one about swearing in public, one about mocking someone who doesn't accept a duel, and on about how "The Star Spangled Banner" is sung.

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