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The Wee Difference For November: Good Samaritan Ministries

Good Samaritan Ministries supports people who are trying to work their way out of poverty. They offer programs to help place people with affordable housing, get better jobs and develop strong neighborhood connections to improve quality of life.

Have some extra time? Good Samaritan Ministries can put you to work making West Michigan a better place for everyone.

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These Dads Are The New Halloween Heroes [Video]

Awesome dads like these two guys deserve to be celebrated! Both of their sons are wheelchair bound, and instead of making that a negative, every Halloween the kids become stars at their schools because of how dad has decked out their respective wheel chairs.

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Christian Petersen
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Want To Be Happy? Just Achieve The ‘Golden Triangle of Happiness’

No, the 'Golden Triangle of Happiness' is not a nickname for the game winning punt return in Saturday's Michigan-Michigan State game.

According to research, the "Golden Triangle of Happiness" is a dead-on blueprint to achieving a happy life. And explaining why I'm not happy. At least not right now. 

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Take A Break With This Beautiful Video of Michigan’s Fall Colors

If you're like me, you're trapped in an interior office with no view of the outside world, which means autumn is no different than spring or winter, because you can't see outside.

I can rectify that situation.

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Man Searches On Craigslist For The Woman Who Saved His Life, And His Soul

Fans of Craigslist Missed Connections section are used to seeing quick pleas to find that girl a guy connected with on the subway, or that fella someone chatted up on line at the Starbucks. But a recent post to the site shows the section can be used for far less trivial first meetings, and it’s pretty darn epic.

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Wee Difference For October: Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan [Video]

The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM) is a non-profit organization that not only tries to increase public awareness of Down Syndrome, but also works to advocate for people who have Down Syndrome and helps them throughout their adult lives.  

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9/11 Events Slated For Ford Museum Friday Include Photos, Rescue Vehicle, and Boy Scout Salute

In honor of those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, the exhibit 9/11: A Day That Changed America, on loan from the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City, and a rescue vehicle used following the attacks, on loan from the Henry Ford Museum, will be on display at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Take A Zen Trip To The Upper Peninsula [Video]

Has this week dragged the best out of you? Are you needing to refresh your batteries before heading out for the weekend?

Well, take five minutes and enjoy this video of waterfalls and the Pictured Rocks of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. You'll be glad you did.

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WMU Kicks A Scholarship To A Walk On. Literally. [Video]

As the Western Michigan Broncos football team prepare for their huge season opener at Waldo Stadium against Big Ten power Michigan State, they decided to practice their onside kicks.

And they literally kicked a scholarship into the hands of walk on athlete Trevor Sweeney. At first he was confused, and then he was mobbed by his joyous teammates. Is it dusty in here?

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Teen Belts Out National Anthem, Inspires An Entire Stadium [Video]

Ever wondered what pure joy looks like? It's the face of 14-year old Christopher Duffley shortly before he sang the National Anthem at a Red Sox game in Boston.

After getting a rousing ovation, Chris gets a big smile on his face and then literally jumps for joy. And then he belts out a version of the Anthem worthy of the applause.

It's beautiful. And there's more to the story.

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Grand Rapids’ Sharon Irving Impresses On ‘America’s Got Talent’ [Video]

Sharon Irving gave an inspirational performance during the live rounds of the NBC talent competition 'America's Got Talent', but will she get enough votes to move on?

Here's how you can help.

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Groom Surprises Bride With Incredible Dance Routine [Video]

We've seen choreographed wedding dances turn into viral videos, but this one really raises the bar. Kirk and groomsmen really impress the bride with this eight-minute surprise performance.

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