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Christmas Tree Disposal in Grand Rapids, Drop-Off for Free or Pay for Pickup

The City of Grand Rapids is offering residents two options for disposing of their live Christmas trees; free drop-off and a fee-based curbside pickup.

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Man Loses Wedding Ring in the Ocean, Actually Finds It [Video]

When Jay Bradford lost his wedding ring in the middle of the ocean on December 12, his hopes of finding it looked grim. But just four days later, he was able to find it with help from a diver and a GPS.

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CHR1, ThinkStock
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Track Santa’s Worldwide Journey on Christmas Eve

Years ago you had to listen for reindeer bells to know when Santa was near.

Today, you can track Santa's entire trip around the globe with video, apps, and other technology.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Matt’s Top Grand Rapids-Area Christmas Gift Ideas

What do you get for the person who has everything?

Try a gift with a local twist.

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Christmas Candy Recall: Dove Chocolate

A voluntary recall has been issued for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes due to undeclared peanuts, wheat and eggs.

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Elena Lishanskaya, ThinkStock
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Grand Rapids Band the Crane Wives Release Second Christmas Album

Grand Rapids indie-folk band the Cranes Wives have a special holiday treat for fans. On December 1, the Crane Wives released a free Christmas album titled A Very Very Crane Wives Christmas.

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PhoenixRising100 via YouTube
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100.5 The River’s December Top Songs Playlist

Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas"

 

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MileyArmy via YouTube
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Miley Cyrus Sings Beautiful Rendition of “Silent Night” [Video]

Miley Cyrus is known by many people as a less than modest individual. But no matter how you feel about Cyrus as a person, her singing voice is definitely astounding, and it shines through on her rendition of "Silent Night."

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Farmington, Maine, Throws Annual Parade for the Inventor of Earmuffs [Video]

Chester Greenwood was just fifteen years old when he invented earmuffs in 1873, known at the time as “Champion Ear Protectors.” Since then, his legacy has lived on in his hometown of Farmington, Maine, whose residents throw him a parade every year out of pure gratitude.

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Winter Wonderland Open House at Grand Rapids Downtown Market is Wednesday

Grand Rapids Downtown Market will hold a Winter Wonderland Open House on December 9. The event features visits with Santa, activities, special deals, and an extra hour of shopping.

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Christmas Vacation Collectibles via Amazon
Christmas Vacation Collectibles via Amazon
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5 Great Presents for the Christmas Fanatic in Your Life

Christmas is coming, but some of us have been celebrating the holiday season for nearly a month. It can be tough to purchase presents for people who really like Christmas, because we already have mass quantities of Christmas essentials. Luckily, I've compiled a list of five presents that will thrill the most devoted Christmas fanatics on your list.

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Baby Abandoned in Nativity Scene Might Get Adopted by Church Members

Last week, a church in Queens received quite a surprise when a young woman abandoned her newborn baby at the church's nativity scene. Now, it looks as though several parishioners are interested in adopting the child.

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