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West Michigan Author, Greg Smith, On Faith, Hope, And Love Songs Sunday

West Michigan's very own Greg Smith joins me Sunday, on Faith Hope And Love Songs.  He just authored his latest book entitled Be Wise, Do Good, Live Free: Random Advice For The Best Kind Of Life.

The Grand Rapids Press probably put it best.  They said in a review that "Smith believes firmly in the power of stories to teach, educate, provide guidance and set examples."

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Economist Predicts Massive Inflation Coming, Are You Prepared?

Most of the time I think Donald Trump is a bit of a radical and at times he is led by emotion instead of common sense and reason.  You know those times I'm talking about...

But recently he talked about something called "massive inflation" and this is something I have been worried about for some time now

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Grand Rapids “Start Garden”…Rick DeVos Unveils The Details

This is just so cool!  You've seen all the signs around town, right?  It's kind of difficult to miss them.  The colorful signs are all over in orange, pink, lime green and blue.  They're posted on doors, windows, inside coffee shoppes, cafes, and restaurants.  Start Garden is coming!  Well, Start Garden is HERE!

This morning at a news conference Rick DeVos unveiled what Start Garden is really all about.

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Innovative Real Estate Program Helps Grand Rapids Senior Citizens Sell 75 Homes During Recession

Back in 2008, Holland Home was one of the first retirement communities in the nation to create a guaranteed real estate program for senior citizens who wanted to move into one of its communities but were hampered by an unfavorable housing market.  Earlier this month, Holland Home celebrated the 75th home sold through this initiative.

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FREE West Michigan Youth Summit! Kids Invited To “Live Above The Influence”

Grand Rapids is hosting the first ever youth summit and West Michigan youth are being invited to "Live Above The Influence."

Registration is already underway for this FREE April 27-28 Event

WHAT IS IT: It's a two-day, jam-packed teen-driven “Above the Influence" Kent County conference, presented by the Kent County Prevention Coalition.  It is designed to foster positive attitudes and behaviors
regarding life

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Grand Rapids Humane Society Bark In The Park Honors Aura, The Dog

I rememeber seeing this story on the news a number of months ago.  It happened right here in Grand Rapids and it was heartbreaking. 

When Rob Kirkbride's dog, Aura who he walking, was hit & killed by a driver that was distracted earlier this year, he turned to the Humane Society of West Michigan for support.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Welcomes Central District Cyclery, A New Bicycle Shop!

A bike, is a bike, is a bike, is a bike, or is it?  Apparently not!  With all the new bicycle lanes popping up all over Grand Rapids city streets, city leaders are calling this new downtown bike shop "another spoke" in the city's wheel of re-development

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“Extreme Makeover” Grand Rapids Centerpointe Mall Edition!

I live on the Southeast side of Grand Rapids; I moved here about 9 years ago.  I do most of my shopping at the Woodland Mall, actually I like Kohl's behind the mall an awful lot.  Why?  Because it is smaller and I can get in and out more quickly

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Metal Detectors In Grand Rapids Banks, What Do You Think?

When I visited Israel back in December, I must admit that at first it was a little unusual to be stopped upon entering the mall, told to walk through the metal detector, and allow security to take a quick look in my purse

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Grand Rapids Easter Tradition At John Ball Park In Jeopardy!

What kid doesn't look forward to an Easter Egg Hunt?  Especially one that has been going on for years, an Easter Tradition!  Thousands of kids have piled into John Ball Park in years past.

Organizers of the John Ball Easter Egg Hunt are looking for help, and about 5,000 pounds of candy before April 4th

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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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Michigan Can Now Print 4,000 Medical Marijuana Cards A Day

Reading this story sounds an awful lot like the State of Michigan has legally allowed the use of medical marijuana.  Am I the only one that is reading this story that way?  It's almost like. "We need to get more cards printed, more quickly, so people can legally be using the stuff without getting in trouble for it"

The State of Michigan purchased a machine, a printer, that will allow it to produce 4,000 medical marijuana cards a day

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