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Rockford Sweetheart Splash Pictorial History

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Groundhog Day “SnowPalooza 2011″ Paralyzes Grand Rapids.

First time in 34 years my neighbor, who works at Amway, said her boss called her this morning at 5am and told her do not come in.  Amway never closes for weather related issues. First time!  I also just spoke with my mom and an unnamed angel, a stranger, showed up at their house and plowed their driveway for them

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photo by Gene Parker
photo by Gene Parker
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Snow! Who Needs It!

I'm trying hard not to think about driving home in the snow tonight.  I don't want to even think about shoveling the driveway.  So, for about 30 seconds I'm visualizing a family vacation to Hawaii.  It might work.  I've nothing to lose.

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WGRD Labatt's Blue Pond Hockey
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Nice Ice For WGRD Labatt’s Blue Pond Hockey Tourney At Reeds Lake

Our sister Station, WGRD, is hosting the first ever Pond Hockey Tournament at Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids. The River's morning man, Chuck LaTour, came up with the idea for the tournament. Chuck spent two weeks building the rinks

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Our Sister Station WGRD’s Pond Hockey Tournament Going On Tonight & Saturday!

Tonight was a PERFECT night to hang at Rose's On Reed Lake for the First Annual "Pond Hockey Tournament".  Our sister station, WGRD, got 40 teams registered to play on four different rinks, all constructed on Reeds Lake

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Ice Sculpture by Mother Nature
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Mother Nature Works Well With Ice

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Rockford Sweetheart Splash Feb 12, 2011

Last year at the 15th annual Rockford Sweetheart Splash I battled the "cold, icy" Rogue River, and despite the bone-chilling temperatures, I believe I won. This year I seem to be losing my nerve.

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(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Who will be the Royal Wedding Singer?

Among tabloid speculations:  Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, even Elton John. Who will play the royal wedding? People Magazine gives some insight.

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Who Says The Snow Is All Bad

There are two things you can do in the Midwest during winter; and since it's cold everywhere else, moving is no longer a good option.  The second choice is much more fun.  Get outside and get moving. Lamoreaux Park on Coit Avenue in Grand Rapids is a beautiful spot to go Cross-Country Skiing. It's relatively flat and takes you right near the Grand River.

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Adoreable...Stephanie & her son, Dakota
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Fun Pics From Today’s Live Broadcast At The Grand Re-Opening Of The Jenison Goodwill

Didn't really know when I woke up this morning if anyone would venture out into the wintery weather, it looked worse than it was.  I don't make it out much to that side of town but Jenison and Georgetown township is a nice area

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The London Ice Sculpting Festival Returns To Canary Wharf
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2011 London Ice Sculpting Festival

It's pretty much winter all over America (well, at least in 49 out of 50 states) but London is really rocking the ice right now. Check out these cool -- make that cold -- photos from the 2011 London Ice Sculpting Festival.

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Toning Shoes: Fitness or Fiction?

I won't lie, I'm ready to jump on the toning shoe bandwagon. Not the chunky ones that look mildly corrective, but the ones that get the hot guy to check you out because he's not distracted by your ugly shoes. Yeah, those.  The ads are persuasive: get in shape without going to gym,  get a workout while you walk, get the butt of your dreams. So, do they work at all? A  study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) says maybe not:

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