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The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids Says Can Do on Fondue for Dessert Wars [Audio]

The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids is definitely can do on its fondue for Dessert Wars.

Kayla Redding and Callie Hooker, both managers at the Melting Pot of Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis", firing up some fondues with some pyrotechnics.

The drop in was for Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Getting Its Donuts On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery is baking up a half-dozen varieties of donuts to serve up for Dessert Wars.

Karey Robinette, the manager for the family-owned Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" on Wednesday morning.

Her visit was tied to Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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"Bobby the Morkie"
"Bobby the Morkie"
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Bobby Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

This is Bobby, a 1 and 1/2-year old Morkie!  What? A Morkie? Yes, a Morkie, or, better known as a Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese Hybrid Dog. This hybrid was originally called the Yorktese, but is now more commonly called the Morkie. The Morkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Yorkie and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Great Harvest Bread Co. ‘Rolling in the Dough’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Great Harvest Bread Co. is, to quote co-owner Chad Smith, "rolling in the dough" headed into Dessert Wars.

Chad and Kristy Smith, who operate Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to share the scoops this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery Creating Deliciousness for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Scrumptious Cakes and Sweetery does not yet have a storefront location, so Dessert Wars is a chance to set up shop for a couple of hours and share its creative sweetness.

Its owner, Betsy Denham, is bringing some Scrumptious-made deliciousness from her incubator kitchen at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market to the Thursday night event at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

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Twisted Rooster
Twisted Rooster
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Twisted Rooster Turns Your Favorite Childhood Lunch into Delicious Dessert for Dessert Wars

For the most part, Connie and Curtis have been the only ones able to reap the benefits of all of the competitors coming in for Dessert Wars.

But today, I was able to sit down and talk to one of them: Twisted Rooster.

Not only did I get to learn all about the desserts offered at Twisted Rooster, I also got to try out what might be my new favorite dessert - peanut butter and jelly tiramisu. 

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Channel 95.7
Channel 95.7
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Connie and Curtis Talk Dessert Wars on Fox 17 [Video]

It's no secret that Connie and Curtis love desserts. As if you couldn't figure that out listening to them discussing Dessert Wars on Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

Dessert Wars is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

They shared the tastiness of Dessert Wars on WXMI-TV Fox 17 on Monday.

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NFL via Getty Images
NFL via Getty Images
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Central Michigan Names Detroit Assistant John Bonamego as New Head Football Coach [Video]

Left in the lurch by the late departure of former coach Dan Enos for Arkansas, Central Michigan University officially announced its new head coach yesterday.

Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego may lack collegiate head coaching experience, but he seems to more than making up for it in enthusiasm.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Sprinkles Donut Shop Bakes Up Yumminess for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Sprinkles Donut Shop just had its grand opening Jan. 31, but owner Gary VanderStelt is making extra time to take part in Dessert Wars.

The VanderStelt family-operated Hudsonville bakery and sweet shop brought in some yummy cupcakes, donuts and baked goods for Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to sample this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Mears Man Charged with Report of False Terrorism, Destruction of Property in Grand Haven Coast Guard Attack [Video]

A 33-year-old man has been charged in the attack on the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven.

Matthew Lawrence Krueger was arrested Sunday after drove his pickup truck through a security gate at the Coast Guard Station and assaulted on-site personnel.

Prior to that, he had called Ottawa County Dispatch, telling them he had a bomb and was going to blow up the station.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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JK’s Bakehouse & Deli Serves Up ‘Fabulous Desserts’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Dessert Wars is a big deal for JK's Bakehouse & Deli.

It's such a big deal that JK's owners, Jodi Rademaker and Kathy Timmer, are closing their Holland shop for the day Thursday to get ready for the Thursday night event at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

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Steven Depolo
Steven Depolo
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Cool Brews, Hot Eats in Grand Rapids Back February 16 to 28

Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City USA will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews.
Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, which runs Feb. 16 to 28.

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