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How And Where You Can Save Money In Grand Rapids On Your Dog & Cat Food[video]

At a time when you and I are trying to save money on our pet food I thought it would be a good idea to figure out a way to eliminate waste.  Dog and cat food can be really, really cheap or very, very expensive but is price everything?  I have learned that it is not!   What really matters is the food that  goes inside the can or into the bag

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Grand Rapids Fish Fries, At Churches, VFW Halls, And Everywhere!

I was talking to a friend of mine a couple days ago who said she couldn't count the number of people who came up to her and tried to run the "smudge" of dirt off her forehead.  She was kind of laughing about it because she had to stop them and say, "No, it's there because it's Ash Wednesday, you know Lent!" 

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Getting to Laughfest Is One Thing, Parking Is Another, Here’s The Secret!

Although the corner at Fulton and Monroe can bit a bit of a problem to navigate it won't hold you up much on your journey downtown to Laughfest.  But parking?  Parking poses a problem during a normal week in downtown Grand Rapids, so with all the Laughfest activities going on, that is where you might run into a bit of a jam

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Win Tickets To See Tobymac In Concert & Unplugged, April 19th [Video]

Former DcTalk front man TobyMac brings his show Unplugged: A Night Of Stories & Songs, to the Central Wesleyan Church, April 19th, 7:30pm. Toby joins me on the air for Faith Hope & Love Songs, 9-11am and 7-9pm EST Sunday.  Listen Live! I always love talking to this guy and I just can't wait to meet him!

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Here’s EVERYTHING Happening At LAUGHFEST For All 10 Days

I have been getting so many calls when I talk about LAUGHFEST fun on the radio I decided to hunt the info down for you and post it right here on The River's website!  Bookmark it and you can go to it whenever you have some time and want to get in on any Laughfest fun!

Everybody knows about the comediennes coming to Grand Rapids to perform but there are tons of other things to do too!  Restaurants, museums, and even the shopping areas are involved in Laughfest.  Some places are mixing art with the laugh

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Children’s Vision Day is Saturday, March 10th, at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Fun for the whole family !  Members of the Michigan Optometry Association plus student volunteers from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State, will host Children’s Vision Day at the GR Children’s Museum tomorrow,  Saturday, March 10 from 10 a

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Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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Saturday Night LIVE’s Martin Short Performs March 17th At Laughfest 2012!

Sure I remember Martin Short for all the voices he did, and the Second City Comedy Troupe, and Saturday Night Live.  I remember Martin Short mostly for doing a great Katherine Hepburn impersonation!    You may remember him most for his character Ed Grimley and those really high pants

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Grand Rapids GRCC Opens Food Pantry For Students

When you think about food pantries and soup kitchens you may not necessarily think about low income students.  Well, other people don't either, and that is why GRCC is opening up a food pantry for GRCC students

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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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Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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LAUGHFEST Tickets Still Available For Whoopi Goldberg Show

Whoopi is one of the elite few who has won a Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony.  WOW!  And she is going to be right here in Grand Rapids, March 9th at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse.

I missed Whoopi this past week on The View when she was guesting on Patricia Heaton's show "The Middle"

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Art Prize This Year Kicks Off September 19th, But You Can Get A Jumpstart With Art.Downtown

Avenue Of The Arts has a little something special planned for art lovers!  If you can't wait till September to stroll downtown Grand Rapids Art Prize, April 13th is the date to mark on your calender.

Jump on a FREE trolley and check out the work of over 260 local artists spread throughout 25 di

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Bank Of America Offers FREE Admission This Weekend To 8 Michigan Museums

More good news for those of us who are short on cash but still love a culturally enriching experience!   Frederik Meijer Gardens, The Henry Ford Museum and six more Michigan museums and cultural destinatio

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