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Grand Crossings: Avoid Long Drive And Crowds; Walk Across a Local Bridge Or Two

You don't have to drive four hours and deal with 40,000 people to walk across a bridge on Labor Day.

The Grand Crossings Bridge Walk here in Grand Rapids is low key and less stressful.

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Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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What Happened When One Mom Stopped Criticizing Her Kids’ Behavior

One mom decided to live by the old saying, “you get more bees with honey, than vinegar,” and this may be surprising to those who scoff at old sayings, IT WORKED!!

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Teen Pregnancy Rates in U.S. Show Dramatic Drop, According to New Report

The CDC recently released a report showing a clear decline in the birthrate of American teenagers.

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Back To School Time! Here’s What NOT To Buy Your Student

College move in has happened this week. Kids all over Michigan are either traveling to Central or Western, or young adults are decending on the Grand Rapids area to attend GVSU, Aquinas or CC.

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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of 2012's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has written a powerful letter to the teachers of America.

Nebla Marquez-Greene had two children attending Sandy Hook Elementary that day. Her daughter, 6-year-old Ana Grace, was killed in the Connecticut massacre, and her son was uninjured in the attack.

Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, gut-wrenching and encouraging all at once. Read it after the jump.

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West Michigan Whitecaps’ Magical Season Continues …

The West Michigan Whitecaps, have had a great season so far. Very few bad weather days and nights at Fifth Third Ballpark, a fine team on the field that has already made the playoffs, and the usual assortment of great food, family fun, and wacky promotions.

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘The Giver’ and ‘Let’s Be Cops’ [Video]

The third go-around for the aging-mercenary superteam, plus the latest young-adult novel trying to become a blockbuster and a light comedy you and your buddy probably thought of back in college.

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WFGR Retrovision: ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Trailer! [Video]

WFGR and Celebration! Cinema North are hosting a "Ghostbusters" 30th anniversary party Aug. 29!

There will fun, food, prizes, contests and, of course, a special screening of "Ghostbusters."

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Wee Difference: SAF Executive Director Michele Suchovsky [Audio]

This month's Wee Difference charity is the Grand Rapids Student Achievement Foundation (SAF). Executive Director Michele Suchovsky joined the Jojo Show this week to discuss what the fund does, who it impacts and how you can help.

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The Coolest Lego Pictures Yet!

We have all seen the Lego videos of the Blues Brothers and Star Wars, and even have had the Lego display at the museum here in town. Now there's an even cooler Lego picture page!

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Couple Married For 62 Years Dies Hours Apart [Audio]

It’s a love story that may remind you of a Hollywood movie, but it's real, and it’s the life of a man and woman whose love for each other was on display until the day they died.

It's the ending of "The Notebook" playing out in real life. 

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Wee Difference For August: Grand Rapids’ Student Advancement Foundation [Video]

The new school year is almost upon us again (yup, the summer went THAT fast).

For August, we're highlighting the Student Advancement Foundation and its contributions to Grand Rapids Public Schools as making a wee difference.

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