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Memorial Day Parades – Kent and Ottawa County

Here it's Memorial Day Weekend.  Many people view it as an extra day off, a day to grill, a day to have fun in the pool.  But remember the true reason of Memorial Day, which is to remember - and give thanks for - the men and women who died serving t

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Memorial Day Weekend Lane And Road Closures In Michigan – 2013

Memorial Day weekend provides a great opportunity to travel and spend some time away from home...but getting there can be a challenge.

Many road constructions projects are opening up lanes or being put on hold this weekend, but not all.

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Sunscreen – Sunscreen – Sunscreen

Happy Memorial Day!

Hopefully it's a pretty good weather day.  But, it's going to be HOT and HUMID!  Be careful, hydrate a lot, and, use plenty of sunscreen!

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Here’s What’s Happening Around Town

What does Memorial Day Weekend mean to you?  Over the years it has become an occasion, for many,  as a weekend to remember.  Many people visit the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not.   Red, white and blue flags wave over the grave stones and flowers sometimes decorate the grave markers.  It has also become a long weekend devoted to bargain shopping, family gatherings, barbecues, fireworks, and trips to the beach. (Grand Haven and the Lakeshore is usually PACKED on Memorial Day weekend, if the weather in nice.)

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The “Addams Family” Coming to DeVos Performance Hall for Broadway Grand Rapids

May 22nd through May 26th, Grand Rapids welcomes the Addams.  They're moving in for a weeks run at DeVos Performance Hall as Broadway Grand Rapids closes out their season.

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Early Grand Haven Beach Crowd Catches Park Officials By Surprise

The Grand Haven State Park reported at least 500 people laying on the beach during the March 18th weekend and it was a bit overwhelming for the beach staff.  Even during the month of April the beaches were busier than usual for this time of year and that presents one big problem.  They only have 3 employees on staff right now, because it's not a typical thing for that many people to be lying on any West Michigan beach in the Spring.

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Hot Memorial Day In Store for Grand Rapids

The forecast for Monday (so far) is sunshine with a high in the lower 90s. Sold!

Here's a partial Memorial Day checklist of some of the stuff you might need.

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West Michigan Gets A Little Break From Construction Memorial Weekend

Are you already tired of seeing the orange barrels everywhere?  Especially tricky to navigate is the 28th Street & Breton Area.  It's a real pain!  Well, good news!  The Michigan Department of Transport

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Could We See Lower Gas Prices In Grand Rapids & West Michigan For Memorial Day

If you consider about $3.75 "lower gas prices."  Well, at least they are better than they have been for a few months or so.  Memorial Day this year may allow you to visit family and friends who are out of the immediate area and not feel the pinch

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