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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Grand Rapids Boasts Cheapest Rates in U.S. For Babysitting [Video]

This is great news if you're a parent, but not so great news if you're a baby sitter.

The average rate for a baby sitter in Grand Rapids sits at $11.31 an hour. That is the cheapest rate in the U.S., according to Care.com.

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Did This Seven-Week-Old Baby Just Say Hello? [Video]

I know the internet is full of trickery and deceit. So, I doubt everything I come across.

However, it sure looks real when this baby let's loose with a fully formed "hello," even if she sounds like Julie Andrews in "My Fair Lady".

But in the end, you'll have to judge for yourself: Does she or doesn't she?

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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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Playing Sports As a Kid Leads to More Success Later In Life

I always stressed the importance of playing sports to my girls, mainly because I think sports is the one way to learn about the importance of working together with other people.

It turns out it pays off in other ways as well.

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This Weird Al Duet Will Melt Your Heart [Video]

Comedy Central's annual Night of Too Many Stars featured some great performances, but none as heartwarming as this Weird Al Yankovic duet with 13-year-old Jodi DiPiazza.

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We Do Care
We Do Care
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We Do Care’s 30th Annual Benefit & Dance Is Saturday [Audio/Video]

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

Its 30th annual Benefit & Dance is Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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Gilda's LaughFest
Gilda's LaughFest
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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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Cutest National Anthem Ever [Video]

It is National Anthem Day, the day "The Star Spangled Banner" officially became our National Anthem back in 1931. (Before then, it was still our national anthem, but not officially).

It is still rated as the hardest national anthem to perform by singers the world over, but if this two-year-old can belt it out, there's hope for all of us.

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Homeless Freezing Child Social Experiment Will Open Your Eyes [Video]

Homeless people dot many city streets, but what would you do if you saw a homeless child — in the freezing cold?

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More Signs of Spring Are at the Drive Through [Video]

One sure sign the the snow will be melting soon and green grass will replace dirty brown ice chunks.

Dairy Queen is opening!

Another treat with ice cream as its main component is another sure-fire sign spring is soon here.

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Our Community's Children
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Grand Rapids’ Mayor’s 100 Campaign Hits Critical Mass [Video]

Lynn Heemstra and Shannon Harris, of Our Community's Children, joined The Jojo Show this morning to talk about Grand Rapids Mayor George Hartwell's doubling of the number of businesses taking part in the Mayors' 100 Campaign.

The Mayor's 100 Campaign is hoping to have 100 area businesses in the program to hire and train young Grand Rapids residents in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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