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Muskegon & West Michigan Celebrate “Bike To Work” Week May 14 through 18

Muskegon County may have been ranked one of the unhealthiest in Michigan but Ride On Organizers are hoping to have 1,000 riders registered to ride their bike to work the week of May 14-18, 2012.
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Rand McNally Wants To Know What West Michigan Site Deserves A Place On Its Map?

If you live in West Michigan, you already what a spectacular part of the country we live in.  If you don't know that then that tells me you haven't traveled much.

Rand McNally, for those who don't know, is a very famous map maker and they are looking for nominations to include in their Best of the Road contest.  They are looking to identify some of the "best" small towns in the United States of America and they want to include places that travelers might enjoy as well.

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BANG Blow Dry Bar Opens Up In Grand Rapids’ Heartside District

Maybe you thought the same thing when you read this headline, "What is a blow dry bar?" Well, I was reading an article about this new place on Rapid Growth Media's website and it piqued my interest.

It sounds like an interesting concept.  The article talked about reintroducing that time when women used to get their hair washed and styled every week.  When I read that, I thought to myself yes, I remember going to the salon every week with my mom and sitting there waiting for her while all the other pretty women were getting their hair washed, cut and styled, some just getting their hair washed, curled and styled.

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Should Parking Be Free At Celebration Cinema Downtown Grand Rapids?

I hadn't thought about parking much but when I was on mlive.com this morning the headline caught my eye.  Lots of people who live in the downtown Grand Rapids area were pretty excited to learn about the potential of Celebration Cinema opening up a movie theater and entertainment venue on Ionia just south of the Van Andel Arena

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Man Accidently Buys Winning $4.4 Million Dollar Cash For Life Lottery Ticket

I do not believe in accidents.  I really don't.  Some people are just meant to be winners and this is one of those stories.

Has there ever been a time when you bought a lottery ticket and it was a mistake?  Maybe a number was wrong, or maybe the clerk accidentally pushed the button one too many times, what do you do?

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32 Year Old Sheila Wright Fighting Breast Cancer
32 Year Old Sheila Wright Fighting Breast Cancer
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Join Me, Kim Carson, For The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Saturday!

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk happens this Saturday morning at Rosa Parks Circle.  Registration begins at 8am and the walk starts at 9am.  I'll be hosting the walk with Emily Richett from Fox 17 News

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Grand Rapids Fulton Street Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday Morning

The new and improved Fulton Street Farmers Market will officially open at 7:45am for the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, bright and early!

So whats different?  The market will now feature permanent, covered, open air spaces and a plaza with seating, bike parking, and an overflow area for vendors.  The goal still is to raise enough funds to make the market a year-round building.

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Double JJ Resort In Rothbury Is Hiring 200 People For The Summer Season

Do you need a job?  Do you like to have fun while you work?  Then the Double JJ Resort may be your ticket for a summer job.  Yeah, it's seasonal work but it does sort of sound like fun!  Especially the "wrangler" position.  The Double JJ Resort is looking for more than just wranglers though.  They will be filling 200 positions and some of those positions include front desk, housekeeping, restaurant/bars, maintenance, activities director, and lifeguards.  The resort has a job fair  scheduled for May 5th from 10am to 3pm at the Double JJ resort.

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Join Me, Kim Carson, For ARTFEAST3, A Benefit For H.I.S Thursday Night

If you missed my interview with Deidre DeHaan, hear it here...This turned out to be a busy time of year for me.  Last weekend it was the Autism Support of Kent County Walkathon, this Saturday morning I will meet up with all of you at Rosa Parks Circle for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and this Thursday night I will be hosting ArtFeast3 with Steve Groenink, at the Thousand Oaks Golf Club, in the Grand Oaks Ballroom!  It's all to benefit H.I.S, Health Intervention Services, right here in Grand Rapids.

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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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