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West Michigan Easter Egg Hunts

Thousands of children are anticipating the thrill of the Easter egg hunt.

View our guide to Grand Rapids-area Easter egg hunts and prepare your family for fun and a little candy too.

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The Best Jokes From LaughFest Kids Joke Time in Grand Rapids

Hilarious, brave kids took the stage at Grand Rapids Public Library last night for LaughFest's second of three Kids Joke Night events.

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Kids' Food Basket
Kids' Food Basket
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Wear Orange on March 24 to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger in West Michigan

Join us along with Kids' Food Basket and dozens of West Michigan schools, businesses and organizations by wearing orange on Thursday, March 24, to raise awareness of childhood hunger.

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Tulips In Full Bloom In Toyooka
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Holland’s Tulip Time and Mackinac Island’s Lilac Festival up for Nation’s Best Flower Festival

USA Today has named Holland's Tulip Time and Mackinac Island's Lilac Festival among the 20 best flower festivals in the country. Readers can vote for their favorite through March 28.

The nominations are part of USA Today’s annual 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

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West Michigan Man’s Honest ‘Sarcastic Jerk’ Obituary is Pretty Great

I'm sure we've all been to a funeral where all anyone did was say wonderful, nice things about the deceased and you were secretly thinking, "Well... he could be kind of a tool sometimes..." Well, we all can!

An obituary for a Holland man who recently passed away is refreshingly honest in this way and will make you chuckle. 

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Changes Coming to CityVū Bistro at CityFlatsHotel in Holland

In January, Chuck Reid, owner of the CityFlatsHotel brand, announced that CityVū Bistro, the popular restaurant located atop CityFlatsHotel – Holland, would be re-branded as an events and conference space this spring.

CitySēn Lounge on the main floor of the hotel will also be updated to a new fast-casual restaurant environment.

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Holland Library Book Returned 49 Years Past Due Date

Herrick District Library in Holland received a package in the mail last week. They were shocked to see that inside was a book that was checked out of the library almost 50 years ago!

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Tulip Time Festival’s World Record Klomp Attempt is May 14 [Video]

Tulip Time Festival has announced their second attempt to break the world record for the largest number of people simultaneously dancing in wooden shoes!

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Tulips In Full Bloom In Toyooka
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See How City of Holland Plants 250,000 Tulip Bulbs [Video]

Tulip Time is months away, but Holland is already preparing.

See how the City of Holland Parks and Recreation Department manages to plant seven miles of tulip lanes filled with over 250,000 tulip bulbs.

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Invasive Crayfish Found Near Lake Macatawa

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently found several red swamp crayfish near a popular fishing area at Lake Macatawa in Ottawa County.

Red swamp crayfish are native to the southeastern United States and are considered an invasive species in Michigan. It is illegal to possess them alive in Michigan.

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City of Holland
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Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra Will Not Seek Re-Election

Today, in a letter addressed to the people of Holland, Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra announced that he will not seek re-election this November.

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West Michigan Student-Athletes Receive $1,000 Scholarships

At the Boys Basketball Finals in East Lansing on March 28, Farm Bureau Insurance awarded 32 scholarships to outstanding student-athletes.

West Michigan winners include:  Andrew James Fox of Forest Hills Central High School, Kyler Beal of Holland High School, Allison Utting of Grandville High School and Collin DeShaw of West Ottawa High School. 

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