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Where to See 4th of July Fireworks in West Michigan – 2017

If you are looking for fireworks around west Michigan during this 4th of July holiday weekend, here is your list!

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A Few Less Construction Zones this Weekend

Will you be traveling this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you will not be alone! AAA predicts that 1.2 million people from Michigan will travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. That number would be a 2.5% increase from the 2016 Memorial Day holiday and would be the 5th straight year of growth for Memorial Day travel.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to remove lane restrictions on almost 70% of their road and bridge construction projects across the state. The move is to help holiday travelers avoid traffic delays.

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

As the year ends, we begin to think about how we could make our lives better. That last couple of days before the New Year we contemplate which resolutions we should make... in hopes that we can actually stick with them. A recent survey revealed the Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Success and Happiness in 2017.

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Last Minute Christmas Shopping Hours

If you are like me, you will probably be out finishing your Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. So I have put together a list of just how late you can shop at many stores. These hours will be your last chance to finish your shopping. Please keep in mind some hours vary from store to store...

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Food for the Holidays

On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, Feeding America West Michigan will open its doors to community members who need a little extra food this holiday season.

Food for the Holidays will begin at 2:30 pm and conclude at 4 pm. Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 2 pm. The organization will provide each household with three to four days worth of groceries, including fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods and shelf-stable items. Guests may collect food for up to one other household.

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Spain's Postal Service Correos Faces Its Busiest Days Of The Year As It Celebrates Its Third Centenary
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Don’t Miss These Shipping Cutoff Dates If You Want Your Christmas Gift To Arrive On Time

There’s no doubt a lot of people are procrastinators (I definitely am!) when it comes to holiday shopping, and that’s all well and good if you plan to head to the store to make your purchases.

But if you’re someone who likes to shop for gifts online, time is running out for you to make your purchases and get them in time to put them under the tree on Christmas day.

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Stores with the Best Return Policies in West Michigan

While the mall and stores are currently filled with holiday shoppers, pretty soon it will be the opposite.

The day after Christmas is the unofficial holiday of "Returning Day" (I just made that up)...

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ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas Winter Wonderland Event
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25 Days of Christmas Movies on Freeform!

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our beloved movies during the holiday season.

And now that it's December, it's time for Freeform's 25 Days of continuous Christmas movies (with some other favorites in between)...

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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle Starts Friday!

We have officially entered the month of December and that means a bunch of winter activities to look forward to.

Ice skating is obviously one of the favorites and this Friday, 12/2, ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids will open for the season...

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Parking Gets Easier With App At Rivertown Crossing Mall

Christmas shopping is stressful, but Rivertown Crossing Mall is trying to alleviate some of the stress.

General Growth, the company that owns Rivertown Crossing Mall has introduced a parking feature to their smartphone app to help find a parking spot...

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“Secret Sister Gift Exchange” on Facebook Could Land You in Prison

You may be feeling extra generous this holiday season but don't get fooled for doing a good deed.

You've probably seen "holiday gift exchange" posts circle Facebook the past few weeks that basically asks you to participate in a Secret Santa with a bunch of people you don't know...

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What Do You Think Michigan’s Favorite Halloween Candy Is?

With Halloween just over a week away, people are stocking up on the sweets.

The website, Influenster, decided to take a national survey and find out, state by state, what ranked the top candy, including chocolate...

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