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Crash's Landing
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Celebrate Spring With Summersalt From Crash’s Landing

As spring settles in and the weather warms, we all get busy having fun and working outdoors.

This spring, make time for something new.

Welcome Summersalt from Crash's Landing into your home!

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David R. Shedd/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
David R. Shedd/World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Speaking in Grand Rapids

As former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, David R. Shedd led a workforce of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. This agency's primary mission is to provide military intelligence to our military leaders and defense policymakers in the U.S. Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

David R. Shedd will be speaking here in Grand Rapids, next Tuesday, April 28, at Aquinas College in the Donnelly Center, Upper Level (Building located off Woodward Ave. between Robinson and Fulton. Look for signs!)

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Trudy Ender with Daisy, Holly with Cupcake
Trudy Ender with Daisy, Holly with Cupcake
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Daisy & Cupcake Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Two cute, 8-week old kittens, came calling today.

Daisy and Cupcake visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Matt Milhouse
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Byron Center Ranks Third on List of ‘Best Cities for Young Families in Michigan’

Earlier this month, NerdWallet named the ten best cities for young families in Michigan.

The list considered: home affordability, prosperity and growth, quality of education, and family friendliness.

Byron Center ranked third. Hudsonville, Grandville and Rockford all made the top 20.

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Angela Weiss
Getty Images Entertainment
Angela Weiss Getty Images Entertainment
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Live Coverage at UICA is Back May 16 and Looking for Volunteers

Live Coverage, UICA’s largest and liveliest fundraiser of the year, is back! But, the needs your help. Show what a supporter of contemporary art you are by volunteering for this exciting event. Live Coverage features dozens of artists creating works on-site to be auctioned off later in the evening Guests will enjoy an art auction, live entertainment, delicious food, and a cash bar.

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Captain John Meier/courtesy Ford Museum
Captain John Meier/courtesy Ford Museum
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First Commander of U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier to Speak in Grand Rapids April 30

Captain John Meier, the first commanding officer selected for the Navy’s newest class of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford, is scheduled to speak at an event for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation at 7 p.m., April 30.

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Native Dathan Ritzenhein Finishes 7th in Boston Marathon

Grand Rapids native Dathan Ritzenhein finished in seventh place at today's Boston Marathon.

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station - Traverse City
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station - Traverse City
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Michigan Shipwrecks as Seen From Coast Guard Helicopter [Photos]

A crew in a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was able to get a great view of some shipwrecks while flying over northern Lake Michigan last week.

In post to its Facebook page Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City said that the helicopter was flying in the area of Sleeping Bear Point between Leland and Northport when the crew spotted the shipwrecks in the clear water.

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Fox Searchlight
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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Monkey Kingdom,’ ‘True Story’ and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ [Video]

Some new movies to consider if you're heading to the theater this weekend. We have all the trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes to get you started.

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Courtesy of the City of Muskegon
Courtesy of the City of Muskegon
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Muskegon Police Officers Caught on Video Playing Football With Kids

Here is video of something positive that is seeing a lot of shares on social media among people in Muskegon.

Thursday night, the City of Muskegon’s Facebook page shared a recording from a cell phone posted by local woman that shows officers taking time out of their work day to play some football with some kids in a Muskegon neighborhood.

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Crash's Landing
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Arendelle from Crash’s Landing Needs a Home

Arendelle needs a new home. It's doesn't have to be a castle or a palace, just a place with a loving family.

Can you adopt Arendelle?

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New Development Downtown on West Fulton to Bring More Quality College Housing

Rockford Construction announced that they have closed on the final parcel of land and will be breaking ground this month on quality, market rate housing with college students in mind in Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood. Fulton Place will be located on Fulton Street West, between Lexington and Seward Streets.

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