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Spectrum Health’s Top Boys Names Of 2012 – Which Is Your Favorite? [Poll]

Last week, Spectrum Health revealed the top boys names of 2012.

Liam was the top name for boys at Spectrum Health in 2012.  It was the first time Liam cracked the top ten.  Liam ranked 19th in 2011.

43 boys were named Liam in 2012, earning Liam the top ranking.

View the complete top ten and tell us your favorite from 2012.

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love k photo, flickr
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Spectrum Health’s Top Girls Names Of 2012 – Which Is Your Favorite? [Poll]

Last week, Spectrum Health revealed the top girls names of 2012.

Emma continues is reign of popularity.  It was the top choice this year.  It was also the most popular in 2009 and 2010.

View the complete top twelve and tell us your favorite from 2012.

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West Michigan Donations Increase On Last Day For 2012 Tax Deductions

West Michigan is full of great charities and there are many reasons to give to them.

Today, West Michigan residents are taking advantage of one of those reasons...the last day to get a tax break for 2012.

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Phil Walter, Getty Images
Phil Walter, Getty Images
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RiverGrandRapids.com’s Ten Most-Viewed Stories of 2012

2012 has brought a wide variety of stories to rivergrandrapids.com.

National and local stories were both popular this year.

We've gathered the most-viewed of 2012 to take another look.

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Last Day To Get Your Entry In For The Reeds Lake Run In East Grand Rapids

Today is the last day to get your registration entry in to compete in the Reeds Lake Run. The run this year will take place on Saturday, June 30th at 8am, Depending on your age and endurance level you can compete in the Kids' Races, the 5K Run & Walk or the 10K Run. All the fun takes place at Reeds Lake, lets hope for beautiful cool weather. Race fees are $25 if you get your entry in by today or $27 if you enter between June 23-28, or $30 if you are a last minute person and enter June 29 & 30. Just tack on an extra $10 if you are running both the 5K & 10K. Your entry fee will include a Reeds Lake Run T-shirt.

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Easter Brunches In Grand Rapids Michigan Plus Everything Easter 2012!

Anything and everything Easter can be found right here! grNow.com has released their annual Easter guide. It includes local Easter egg hunts, brunches, visits with the Easter Bunny, and even special church services. This year Easter Sunday falls on April 8,

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Warm Michigan Weather Brings An Early Allergy Season, AhChoo!

Sneezy, itchy, runny nose?  Those symptoms are happening earlier this year and if you are an allergy sufferer like me, you're getting hit harder and earlier than usual.

Tree pollen counts have exploded recently, because of the consecutive days of record temperatures

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LAUGHFEST App Can Help You Get Your Laugh On!

I was on WZZM13's website this morning and saw the coolest thing!  By now you know Grand Rapids will be laughing and everyone's blood pressure will be a little lower, come Thursday!  The opening ceremonies for Laughfest will officially begin Thursday evening, Rosa Parks Circle around 5:45

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Local Dancers Graced The National Stage At The Orange Bowl Half Time Show

Did you see them!  About 400 dancers from across the nation were chosen to perform in the Orange Bowl half time show last night, Wednesday night.  Twenty four of those dancers came from the Grand Rapids Ballet's Junior Company

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Laughfest Raised $330,000 for Gilda’s Club Of Grand Rapids; Laughfest Will Be Back In 2012

Congrat's to everyone who put this spectacular event together!  Laughfest will return next March 2012  even bigger and better!  Grand Rapids also set the "World's Record For The Largest Rubber Chicken Toss."  Here are some of the numbers... 

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Phil Plait's book, "Death From the Skies!"
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OH NOES! The Sky Iz Fawling!

I read it on the internet, so it must be true.

That's right. The world is coming to an end, so say your prayers and kiss your butt goodbye.

A nearby star is going to explode in 2012, lighting up the sky like nothing in history. It is just as the Mayan calendar predicted. The end times are nearly here. Fire and brimstone shall be cast upon us by vile aliens as the Earth is immolated just like the prophesies of old so clearly indicated. Why, oh why didn't we listen?

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