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Wayland Union Girls’ Basketball’s Presley Hudson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

Presley Hudson, a senior who led the Wayland Union High School girls' basketball team to conference and district titles this season, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Todd Chatman/Xcipio Photography
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Rockford-Sparta Gymnast Morgan Korf Named High School Athlete of the Week

Morgan Korf, a junior who led the Rockford-Sparta high school gymnastics team to the MHSAA Division 1 state championship before capturing an all-around individual state title last week, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Ain’t Gonna Be Nothin’ But Finger-Lickin’ Good Chicken Served at King of the Wing

On Wednesday you may see more people reaching for a glass of milk or extra ranch dressing to cool the burn!

It's hard to believe it’s already time for the third annual King of the Wing. It's at Grand Woods Lounge, 77 Grandville Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday (March 25).

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High School Sports Scene
High School Sports Scene
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Lowell Wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Lucas Hall and Zeth Dean Named Co-High School Athletes of the Week

Lowell High School wrestlers Josh Colegrove, Zeth Dean and Lucas Hall, who led the Red Arrows to their second consecutive MHSAA Division 2 state title in addition to capturing individual state titles, are co-winners of the Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honor.

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Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock
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West Michigan Women’s Expo Rolls in This Weekend at DeVos Place

The 17th annual West Michigan Women's Expo at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids is this weekend.

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Stephen Smith/Executive Visions
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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Photos with Flair
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Lowell Gymnastics’ Lauren DeHaan Named High School Athlete of the Week

Rod Spicer
Rod Spicer
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Vanessa Williams Joining Grand Rapids Symphony for Symphony with Soul

Special guest Vanessa Williams is joining the Grand Rapids Symphony on Feb. 28 for the 14th annual Symphony with Soul.

The community celebration of African-American musical expression is at 8 p.m. EST at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids, with tickets still available.

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James Swoboda
James Swoboda
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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

Steven Depolo
Steven Depolo
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Cool Brews, Hot Eats in Grand Rapids Back February 16 to 28

Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City USA will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews.
Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, which runs Feb. 16 to 28.

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How Many Grand Rapids Brewers Are On Thrillist’s ‘A to Z’ List?

Thrillist is just that. A thrilling website with lists. Get it? Thrillist? Yeah, I think it's a stretch too.

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Sinbad, Madigan, Breuer, Willman and Kosta to Perform at LaughFest’s Signature Event

Gilda's Laughfest announced Tuesday that this year’s Signature Event will celebrate the festival’s fifth year with a lineup of returning LaughFest comedians coming together for the first time

LaughFest also announced the remaining acts for the 2015 festival, which will run from March 5 to 15 at venues in Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland.

The Signature Event will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at DeVos Performance Hall and will be hosted by Michael Kosta, the winner of LaughFest’s 2011 stand-up competition. The event will feature headlining acts from LaughFest’s past years, including Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan, Sinbad and Justin Willman.

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