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North Park Montessori School PE Teacher Preps To Be Hit By Pies

Stories like this put a smile on my face because they give kids incentive to do "stuff" that matters.  In this case, the stuff that matters is raising money for "Jump Rope For Heart."

Kellie Kieren is a phys ed teacher at North Park Montessori

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break

Here's a fun "dog break" for the day.  It a video of a dog who is around the pool with his humans; when one human gets near the edge of the pool, the dog pushes them in.

Not only does it show an enthusiastic happy black lab, it shows summertime in a pool, so there's a double-win in my book

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Behavioral Firearm Tips

  1. If you observe any unsafe conditions, please report them to a Range Safety Officer immediately.
  2. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to shoot on the range or use the simulator.
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General Firearm Tips

  1. ALWAYS keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction (even if unloaded)
  2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  3. ALWAYS keep your firearm unloaded until you are on the firing line and ready to fire.
  4. DO NOT load firearms a
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Bell’s Oberon is Back

Happy Oberon Day, West Michigan!

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Red Cross Blood Drives – Week of March 24th, 2014

The Red Cross is still reeling from dangerously low blood supplies after the brutal winter we've had.  As such, they're scheduling blood drives all over West Michigan in an effort to replenish their stock

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Grand Rapids Economic Club Luncheon Monday

Grand Rapids Economic Club is hosting a luncheon event TODAY at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

Today's topic is the "Extreme Future and Technofutures.”

Their featured speaker is Dr. James Canton, CEO

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Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour Charges Up Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena Tonight [Video]

Demi Lovato has been on the road with her Neon Lights Tour since Feb. 9 in Vancouver, and brings her show to Grand Rapids tonight.

Lovato is performing with British girl group Little Mix, British singer-songwriter Cher Lloyd and Fifth Harmony at Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St.

The performance is at 7 p.m. EST, with tickets still available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place convention center box offices; Ticketmaster outlets and online; or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

The platinum-selling music artist and "X Factor" judge just released her fifth studio album, "Demi," featuring the single "Neon Lights." "Demi" also includes the double platinum-certified single, "Heart Attack."

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Character Actor James Rebhorn Dies at 65

Sad news today: beloved character actor James Rebhorn, who most recently starred on Showtime's 'Homeland' as Carrie Mathison's father, has passed away at the age of 65. Rebhorn, who also recently appeared on 'White Collar' and is known for roles on 'Seinfeld' and in 'Scent of a Woman,' passed on Friday afternoon. 

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Grand Rapids Man Charged in Death of Michigan State Student from Middleville

A Grand Rapids man has been formally charged in the Feb. 1 off-campus death of a Michigan State University student from Middleville.

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Grand Rapids Area Weekend River Flooding Update

A flood advisory continues for Kent and Ionia counties until further notice.

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No One Knows How to Spell Matthew McConaughey on Seth Meyers’ Celebrity Spelling Bee

"Not alright, not alright, not alright!" No matter how famous you may be, if your name is at all confounding, confusing, or oddly spelled, some people still might not know how to spell it -- not now, not ever. Matthew McConaughey may have just won an Oscar for Best Actor, but that doesn't mean that the average Joe can parse his last name, and Seth Meyers is out to prove that said average Joe (or, in this case, an average Frank) isn't the only one inept at putting the correct letters together.

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