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These Are Not Your Dad’s Versions of ‘Jingle Bells’ [Video]

We've been playing Christmas music on Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's sister station, 100.5 The River, since Nov. 2.

In addition to my gig as mid-day host on 98.7 WFGR, I am also our operations manager. Part of my job is helping schedule the music for WFGR and 100.5 The River.

So, yes, I have gotten to know my Christmas songs well, very well. And I can tell you this: A couple of new videos of "Jingle Bells" renditions are definitely not your dad's version of the holiday classic.

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Four Year Old Boy Writes Adorable Love Letter (If You Don’t Mind Being Compared To A Horse)

Valentine's Day is still two months away, but a true Casanova spreads the love all year-round. Just ask four-year-old Bennet Skinner.

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Guy Celebrates His Life By Claiming To Be The ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ in His Fun Obituary

Nobody’s getting out of this world alive. Why can’t we laugh about it?

A 35-year-old man from Minneapolis recently lost his battle with cancer.

Yes. For sure. Dying young like that sucks. It’s tragic. But does it have to be depressing and weepy?

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December’s Wee Difference: Catholic Charities West Michigan

Catholic Charities West Michigan serves 11 West Michigan counties in the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Grand Rapids.

It is a community-based agency providing programs in Western Michigan, and offering a variety of services ranging from prevention and education to crisis intervention.

Throughout December, they offer many opportunities to remember the true spirit of the season and the joy of giving.

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Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Offers Children’s Grief Program [Video]

When you buy a ticket to see your favorite comedian at any LaughFest event, the money stays here in the area, and is put to use by Gilda's Club Grand Rapids to put together programs that aid families going through the pains of having lost a loved one with cancer.

Thursday, November 20, is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, and children who have lost a parent or sibling need support to work through the grieving process.

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, located at 1806 Bridge Street NW, will host programming for Children’s Grief Awareness tonight, Wednesday, November 19 beginning at 6 p.m.

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Free Pie For Grand Rapids!

And we're not talking just a slice, but a WHOLE PUMPKIN PIE!

If you help Michigan Blood replenish the blood supplies this holiday season, SpartanNash will reward you with a Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie.

There are plenty of reasons to give besides free pie, and I have a great story inside to inspire you to give the gift of life.

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Never Too Late: 81 Year Old Woman Sworn In As Girl Scout [Video]

81-year-old Marilyn Vleck of Nebraska always wanted to be a Girl Scout, but when she was younger, her family couldn’t afford the fee, so she had to put that dream on hold.

But she never gave up hope, and when it was clear she lived her entire life in line with the Girl Scout credo, Marilyn was given her badge.

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What Is A Veteran?

Veteran's Day will once again feature parades and fanfare for those who have served our country.

But the rest of the year, veterans seem to slip in among us and go about their daily business, even though what they did may have had a significant impact on their life and the lives of those around them.

This tribute seeks to rectify that.

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Things I Learned On the Internet This Weekend

With the time change and it getting colder and everything, I found myself online a bit more this weekend. Oh the things I learned.

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Wee Difference For November: Feeding America West Michigan [Video]

November is the month of Thanksgiving, a time for reflecting back in gratitude on the blessings that we have.

Many in West Michigan are blessed to have an organization like Feeding America (the West Michigan Food Bank) in our community, helping to feed those on the margins.

If you have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, maybe you can lend a hand to those who are struggling.

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Kid Wants to be Vending Machine For Halloween; Dad Makes It So

There's a world of great Halloween costume ideas out there, but when an enterprising young dad took on his boy's challenge to make him a vending machine costume, it's clear we have an early leader in the best Halloween costume contest.

And besides, after Halloween is over, the kid can stand in our break room and make tons of coin feeding me Pop Tarts.

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High School Student Fights Back Against Bullying with Positivity, Gets In Trouble (Video)

Caitlin Prater-Haacke, a high school student in Airdrie, Alberta, was bullied a few weeks ago on Facebook.

Someone posted on her page telling her to die. Pretty brutal.

But instead of responding in a negative way, Caitlin did just the opposite.

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