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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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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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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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West Michigan Boats Are In Their Slips, They’re Ready To Sail, Tourism Is On!

Mother Nature has been very good to West Michigan, well at least the boaters and those hoping for an early Spring.  I still hear some winter snow and ice fans complaining that they were'nt able to get out and enjoy the Winter Wonderland in Michigan this past season

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If You’re A Grand Rapids Mom Start Making Money By Blogging At Home!

There are mom's that work outside the home and there are mom's who work at home.  There are mom's who work outside the home and at home too!  If you're any kind of mom and you think you have a novel approach at being a mom, this just might be for you

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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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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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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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Much Of February Felt An Awful Lot Like Spring In West Michigan, Didn’t It?

If only every Winter could be like this every year!  Everyone who loves a typical Michigan Winter feels like they have been cheated out of West Michigan fun.  If you live in Michigan you must like cold weather and Pond Hockey, and Ice Skating, and Skiing, and Snowboarding at Cannonsburg Ski Area, right?

I know, I know; but, for those of us who needed a break from a typical West Michigan Winter, February this year, felt an awful lot like Spring, didn't it?  And Spring?  Spring makes me get excited about planting some flowers and thinking about some of my favorite bulbs to plant

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West Michigan Says, “Welcome Home Soldier!”

This is the best news I've heard so far, this year!  73 Michigan Marines from the 6th Engineer Support Battalion will be arriving back home, safe and sound, from Afghanistan today.

This will be the first time they will see their families in months

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How You Can Protect Your West Michigan Home From Break Ins

If you watch, read or listen to Grand Rapids and West Michigan news you may have noticed there are more stories about break ins happening in our area.  I guess it's a sign of the times.  More people are unemployed and it's only going to get worse; with Rick Snyder cutting unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks

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Hey Grand Rapids! Today Is Your Last Chance To Register To Vote

If you want to take part in Michigan's Presidential Election on February 28th then today is your last chance to register to vote!

In a primary election voters can choose whether to vote in the democratic or republican primaries

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