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Weekend of June 23-25, 2017
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: June 23rd-25th

It's the first official weekend of summer!

We have a lot of concerts on the list this weekend. Also a couple of activities you could do with the dog. There is Running, Beer, BBQ, Bourbon, Water, Guns, Knives, and Baseball. I'd say there is something on the schedule for just about everybody!

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Reeds Lake Run Next Weekend

The 39th Annual Huntington Reeds Lake Run is approaching fast, next weekend, actually. Thousands of runners, walkers handcyclists, wheelchair racers and dog walkers, yes, I said dog walkers, will test themselves on the banks of Reeds Lake, next Saturday, June 24.

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Reed’s Lake “Back in the Day,” in 1946 [Video]

Reed's Lake is just one of the many gems in the Grand Rapids area that makes living here so special. "Back in the day," it was really something special. People from all over would flock to the lake.

Located in East Grand Rapids, we know Reed's Lake today as the home of Roses Restaurant, part of the Gilmore Collection, municipal buildings, a bustling East Grand Rapids downtown, the East Grand Rapids Middle School, the  Grand Rapids Yacht Club, several marinas, and many houses. But, a few...okay, many, years ago, things were very different.

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PARENTS: Be on the Look Out for a Suspicious Man in East G.R!

Police in East Grand Rapids are warning parents and residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious man who's been seen in the area.

FOX 17 says a man, who's been driving a red van, has been trying to lure children...

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Scented Candle Smells for 12 West Michigan Cities

We love West Michigan and all of the sights, sounds and smells it brings throughout the year. Well, at least most of the smells.

What if you could take all of those smells home with you in a scented candle?

Here's what it would smell like if you could.

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Former President Gerald Ford Laid To Rest In Michigan
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Grand Rapids Suburbs Score Best Places to ‘Raise a Family’ in Michigan Titles

An article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, two Grand Rapids suburbs are considered to be among the 10 best communities for families in Michigan.

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Four West Michigan Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Schools in Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are among a select group being honored as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Thirteen schools in Michigan earned the honor along with a total of 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide.

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SAT College Exams To Undergo Major Changes
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Two Grand Rapids Schools Make ‘Top 10′ for SAT Scores in MI

This past spring marked the first time that Michigan high school juniors had to take the SAT's. Prior to, it's always been the ACT's, But the results for the first SAT scores in Michigan have been released by the Department of Education...

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Where are the Fireworks Displays in West Michigan

If you're looking for THE place to go to see Fireworks this 4th of July weekend, you don't have far to go because there are several fantastic shows this weekend right here at home.

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Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K March 19

Preparations for the 2016 Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K, to be held on Saturday, March 19, are quickly ramping up as race day approaches.

Many racers have already signed up and with the good weather we're having, this week should see a significant jump in registrations.

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West Michigan Teen Golfers Heading to Tournament in Florida

Two local golfers, Dominic Luciani, a freshman at East Grand Rapids High School and Andrew DeYoung, a senior at Kenowa Hills High School will compete in The Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge in Naples, Florida.

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EGR’s Peter Stuursma Named Hope College’s New Head Football Coach

Hope College has named Peter Stuursma its new head football coach.

Stuursma, Hope College alumnus '93, was previously head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School where he won seven state championships in sixteen seasons.

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