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Boy’s Adorable Bond With The Trashman [Video]

Yesterday, we told you about a West Side boy's love of law enforcement, today there's video of a little boy who loves and lives to watch the garbage get picked up every week.

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The Top Five West Michigan Beaches to Visit This Summer

You can feel it. A little anyway. Summer is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about some tasty waves and the sweet smell of SPF 40 sun screen.

Here’s five beaches worth making the drive from Grand Rapids to visit.  I’ve included some old favorites, and at least one hidden gem (that I guess won’t be hidden anymore).

All of these are within about an hour’s drive from the Grand Rapids Metropolitan area.

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Wells Fargo Championship - Preview Day 3
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The Lazy Man’s Guide To Getting Free Food On Your Birthday

Don’t let a tight budget ruin your birthday, there are ways to get free food! And you don't even have to work hard for it, just fire up your computer. 

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Lymphoma Leukemia Society West Michigan
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Lymphoma and Leukemia Society’s Man and Woman Of the Year Candidates Explain Their Passion For Fundraising [Video]

Steve Schmuker and Kathy Uzarski are candidates for the local title of Man and Woman of the Year, a fundraising competition to help cure Lymphoma and Leukemia.

They joined the Jojo Show this morning to tell us the reasons why they give of themselves in an effort to rid the world of these cancers.

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Food Bank Of New York City Can Do Awards 2016 Hosted By Michael Strahan And Mario Batali - Arrivals
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Bon Jovi Gives Back [Video]

Jon Bon Jovi is a Jersey boy. He grew up not far from Toms River, and when he heard the town's citizens were having a hard go of it, he pitched in to help.

Jon and his wife,Dorothea Bongiovi, have teamed up with local charities and fellow philanthropists to open a hunger center in Toms River hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

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Top Five State Park Summer Camping Locations In Michigan

I know you're thinking -- 'Jojo, it's way too cold to go camping just yet', and you're right. Unless you're me. I love freezing to death slowly in my cheap tent.

Even if you hate spring camping, now is the time to make those camping reservations if you're to have any chance at the best state park camp sites in Michigan this summer. Here's my Top Five. 

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Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week A/W 2016/2017 - Day 6
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The Most Popular Baby Names of 2015

While celebrities continue to give their babies unique names like Luna or James for a girl, it seems the average mom and dad are sticking to classic monikers.

Plus, what names are the most popular here in Michigan? 

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Grand Rapids Football Club Teams With Whitecaps For ‘Futbol At The Ballpark’

To say that pro soccer in Grand Rapids has been a success would be an understatement. The fledgling GRFC has already moved up a division in the pro soccer establishment, and now they're planning a big game out at Fifth Third Park.

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Detroit Teachers Hold Rally And "Sick Out" To Protest Working Conditions
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Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools Over Payroll Shortage

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, but Detroit City School teachers are not feeling very appreciated. The School District say it won't be able to meet payroll over the summer months, so the teachers didn't show up for work again today, shutting down every school in Michigan's largest city.

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Duck Makes Her Annual Trip to Michigan Elementary School [Video]

Vanessa has returned to Village Elementary School in Hartland, Michigan for the past 13 years. Vanessa isn't a kid or even a teacher,she's a duck.

The mallard has been laying her eggs in the school's enclosed courtyard for over a decade then once they hatch, she leads them down a hallway and to a nearby pond

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Arthritis Foundation
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Arthritis Foundation Honors Single Mother from Jenison

This Saturday is the Annual Walk To Cure Arthritis at the John Ball Park Zoo. One of those to be honored at the event is a 39 year old Jenison single mother.

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New Ropes Course To Open in Northeast Grand Rapids [Video]

The Treetop Adventure Park will open up in the woods behind Celebration Cinema North beginning on May 20.

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