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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Grand Rapids, West Michigan

As Christmas nears, the search for the perfect Christmas tree is on.

Check our guide to Christmas trees in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. 

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Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend Travel To Be Busiest In At Least 16 Years
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Michigan Invented The Car, That’s Why We’re Among The Best Drivers

As you head out over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house for the Thanksgiving holiday, remember that you're among an elite group, the best drivers in the country. 

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How Many Foreign Countries Can Fit Into Michigan?

SelfStorage.com asked this question: if Michigan were a storage facility, how many countries could we hold, one at a time?

More than you would think. England fits into Michigan. So does Ireland. 

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Southwest And Other Airlines Testify At Safety Hearing On Capitol Hill
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Get Out of Town Cheap: Southwest Airlines Ticket Sale on Flights From Grand Rapids

For the next couple of days Southwest Airlines are offering 1 way tickets all over America at prices that start out cheaper than a tank of gas.

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Highway Driving Will Drive you Nuts

Highway driving will drive you nuts. Construction, of course is nuts, bad weather, sure, but really, it's other drivers. Everyone, but you of course, is out of their mind!

I was on a road trip this past weekend with heavy traffic, and while watching other stupid drivers, I made some mental notes of my biggest "honk -offs" on the road.

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Amway Lands Naming Rights To New Airport Terminal [Video]

Amway has been granted the naming rights to the new Gateway Terminal at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. When completed, the terminal will officially be the Amway Gateway. 

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Check Out the Photos From Andy Rent’s Ireland Adventure Days 1-4

Andy Rent is on the vacation of a lifetime in Ireland with a bunch of 100.5 The River's loyal listeners and they've been having a great time! Check out some photos from the first few days of their trip.

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Amtrak’s Only Car With a Panoramic View Coming to Grand Rapids

Amtrak's Great Dome car is coming to Grand Rapids. The car has windows which curve up to the roof on all four sides offering a 360-degree view.

The Great Dome car will be added to the Amtrak Pere Marquette train for a limited time. The Pere Marquette train runs between Grand Rapids and Chicago.

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The Top Five West Michigan Beaches to Visit This Summer

You can feel it. A little anyway. Summer is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about some tasty waves and the sweet smell of SPF 40 sun screen.

Here’s five beaches worth making the drive from Grand Rapids to visit.  I’ve included some old favorites, and at least one hidden gem (that I guess won’t be hidden anymore).

All of these are within about an hour’s drive from the Grand Rapids Metropolitan area.

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Top Five State Park Summer Camping Locations In Michigan

I know you're thinking -- 'Jojo, it's way too cold to go camping just yet', and you're right. Unless you're me. I love freezing to death slowly in my cheap tent.

Even if you hate spring camping, now is the time to make those camping reservations if you're to have any chance at the best state park camp sites in Michigan this summer. Here's my Top Five. 

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The Rapid Begins New Schedule and Route Changes

This morning marked the beginning of a number of changes to the schedule and routes for The Rapid bus service in the Grand Rapids metro area.

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Lake Michigan High Speed Ferry Begins 2016 Trips to Milwaukee Today

The Lake Express Ferry is launching its 13th season of service today, Friday, April 29, providing modern high-speed ferry service daily  from Muskegon to Milwaukee, and back.

The four-engine powered, 148-ton, 248-passenger- carrying ferry takes only two and a half hours to cross the lake. The ferry is able to transport cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pets.

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