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“Gilda’s Club Red” Partners w/ Sietsema’s Orchard & Market [audio]

Sietsema's Orchard, Cider Mill and Market, formerly on the Beltline and Knapp, have moved!  They are now in Ada on 2 Mile Road.  In talking with Andy Sietsema, 4th generation farmer, I could see that his vision is much broader than just farming the land.  He wants to educate you, the buyer, on how

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TEASER From My WZZM13 / grNow.com Segment Sunday Early Morning News

The grNow.com segment I do airs usually on Sunday morning between 7am and 7:30am on the WZZM 13 Sunday Early Morning News with Jennifer Pascua and Aaron Ofseyer.  I am doing a story on the "back story" of ArtPrize.  While everyone is talking about what we did right with Artprize, and what we need to do to make ArtPrize better next year; I wanted to talk to a host family about what the ArtPrize experience was like for them.  What was it like inviting a person you didn't know into your home for about 3 weeks?

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Oprah Winfrey Gives Away VW BEETLE CARS To West Michigan & Grand Rapids[video]

Three winners showed up at Gezon Motors to pick up thier shiny, new VW Beetles all courtesy of Miss Oprah Winfrey.  Yup, these people were in the audience when they got the surprise of thier lives.  They went to appear on the show because someone nominated them for doing good in their community

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Bank Robbery In Ravenna Leaves One Police Officer Dead

I remember hearing a man a couple years ago on the news predict that there would be a rise in bank robberies because of the economy.  It kinf of looks like thats the way it is playing out.  Almost weekly you can turn on the tv or radio or even pick up a newspaper and see a police chase

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Thanks To All The Ladies Who Came Out To The Amway Grand! [video]

Plastic Surgery Associates did their huge "FALL SPECTACULAR" last night and it was PACKED to full capacity!  I've been in attendance now for about 3 years and last night was by far the biggest event ever

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Art Prize 2011 Huge Success

Congratulations Grand Rapids, it was a VERY successful Art Prize that ended Sunday.  The streets of downtown were just as busy on the 19th day as they were on many of the days that came before.

The Grand Rapids Press reported that thousands of people were checking out art on a day the weather reached 80 degrees mid-afternoon.

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Meet ArtPrize Winner & Creator Of “Crucifixion”, Mia Tavonatti [video]

It is now easy for me to see why, Crucifixion, for Mia Tavonatti!  She IS a walking, talking, miracle who overcame and shows the resiliency of the human spirit to continue to go on.  She understands that there are no coincidences and even the bad stuff can be used for good.  It al

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1st Place ArtPrize Winner Mia Tavonatti’s Mother Died Hours Before Her Win [video]

FOLLOW UP: Mia Tavonatti's mother passed away earlier in the day, hours before she was awarded 1st Place in ArtPrize for her entry Crucifixion. The following video is her talking about her mom's passing and knowing that her mom was there with her last night when she took home 1st Place in ArtPrize!  She also mentions another ArtPrize Juried Winner: Caroline Young of Chicago, Ill. for  "Remember:

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Grand Rapids ARTPRIZE 2011 Artist Interviews And Visitor Reactions![video]

This is the last week for ArtPrize.  Talked to Robyn, an Art Prize artist, on Thursday.  Getting the know the artist behind the ArtPrize entry sometimes yields a beautiful story!

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CHOWHOUND Fun AT Pet Expo Days![video]

We had a great time at the Pet Expo at Chowhound in Breton Village this past Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out for the fun!  Check out the video of what you missed if you werne't able to make it out after the jump!

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ARTPRIZE 2011 Artist From Israel Shares His Story With Me[video]

Ofer MizraChi has such a good vibe!  He read somewhere that Grand Rapids Michigan was having an artist's competition!  Being an artist, he soon realized he had to come to this "Grand Rapids place!"  So, never being in America before, his travel agent booked him a flight, he arrived in New York City, he rented a car with GPS, programmed in Grand Rapids, Michigan and arrived here close to 3 weeks ago

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ARTPRIZE 2011, Meet 3 ArtPrize Artists In The Competition[video]!

Throguhout all of ArtPrize I will be broadcasting from the lobby of the Huntington Bank Building between 10am and 2pm Monday through Friday.  I'd like to introduce you to Kimberly Lasher whose ArtPrize entry is entitled The Secret Annex

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