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Skate to The ’80s Tonight at Rosa Parks Circle

Dress in your favorite '80s garb and come on out and skate your way into the Valentine's/President's Day weekend as Downtown Grand Rapids' Valent-ICE Festival kicks off.

I think I'll go as wussy Rob Lowe from "Youngblood."

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Serhiy Zavalnyuk/ThinkStock
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Dishing Out All of Dessert Wars’ Goodness

Dessert Wars is tonight!

It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Amway Grand Plaza's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Get your tickets at the door!

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Van Andel Institute
Van Andel Institute
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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Grand Rapids Griffins Host Great Skate Winterfest This Weekend at Rosa Parks Circle

The Grand Rapids Griffins will be taking to the ice in Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids and skating for 24 straight hours this weekend to raise money for underprivileged children in the area.

The 13th annual Great Skate Winterfest begins at noon Saturday and runs until 10 p.m. Sunday.

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Cinefix/You Tube
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Kids Reenact Movie Scenes From 2015 Oscar Nominees [Video]

The 2015 Oscar-nominated movies are reenacted by kids, and in some cases, are more entertaining than the actual movie.

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Category: Family/Kids, kids, Movies, Videos
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Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
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Snow and Ice Can Only Mean One Thing: Fail!! [Video]

There's just something about snow and ice that dumb people find so inviting. Here's a great compilation of winter fails. 

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Category: Family/Kids, Sports, Videos
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Getty Images
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Wee Difference For February: We Do Care

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

It was founded by Bob Olson, a Comstock Park man who battled his cancer himself.

He was moved by the brave children he saw going through chemotherapy with him, and vowed to ease their pain one day. We Do Care is the result of that effort.

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Thousands Of CA Health Care Workers Trained In CDC Ebola Safety Protocols
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The Tricks Doctors, Nurses Use to Avoid Getting Sick

Sure, your doctor is gonna recommend getting a flu shot after all she did.

But the CDC says the flu vaccine has only been 23 percent effective this year and you don’t want to get the flu, again

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Category: Family/Kids, Office, Videos
Slide The City
Slide The City
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Will We Be Able To Water Slide Down Lyon Street Again Soon? [Video]

I hope someone in the city can please make this happen, because I missed the first water slide down Lyon Street.

A Utah company, Slide The City, has listed Grand Rapids on its itinerary for coming events, with a 1000 foot slide set up on Lyon Street.

City officials, however, maintain a healthy skepticism that they can pull it off.

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AFV/YouTube
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Do You Remember Your First Kiss? [Video]

Meet Griffin. He has something amazing to tell you. He just got his first kiss from a girl. And he describes it perfectly:

"It's just so mind blowing that I just can't feel it! Ugh!"

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Category: Family/Kids, Funny, Videos
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Niki Bloem/98.7 WFGR
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Retired NHL Star Mike Knuble Talks Pond Hockey [Audio]

Former NHL great Mike Knuble, now retired from hockey and living in Grand Rapids, stopped by "The Jojo Show" on Tuesday to talk about the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 and his early days skating on ponds in the Kentwood area.

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How Many Of These Old School Girl School Cookies Do You Remember?

Thin Mints and Samoas are Girl Scout cookie mainstays, but what about Alohas?

With Girl Scout cookie season in full effect, let's take a trip down memory lane and see how many of these now defunct Girl Scout cookie varieties you can recall.

Ole-oles anyone?

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