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Grand Rapids Griffins Highlights from October

If you haven't been to a game yet, you're missing out!

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That Furby Toy Is Getting Its Own Movie Because Surely the End Is Nigh

Trolls. Ouija. Battleship. G.I. Joe. My Little Pony. LEGOs — okay, well, that last one really defied expectations, but overall, movies based on beloved classic toys are a real crapshoot. And that’s exactly how Bob Weinstein describes his plan to make a live-action / CGI hybrid movie based on Furby. “I’m rolling the dice and playing for hits,” Weinstein said at the American Film Market before revealing that the “Dimension” part of TWC-Dimension is actually a gaping void to look upon with great uncertainty and existential dread, a place where the realm of man is reflected in infinite emptiness — or so Werner Herzog might say.

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Pine Rest Holding Dinner to Raise Funds for New Facility Serving Children, Teens and Young Adults

Today’s headlines are filled with stories of children and adolescents in crisis. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth ages 15-24. The new building at Pine Rest will help increase access to services for this population of vulnerable youth.

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Where to Find Deals for National Sandwich Day in West Michigan

Hooray for made-up holidays!

November 3.  is, apparently, National Sandwich Day. That means sandwich deals and freebies across West Michigan.

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No One Enjoyed the Cubs’ World Series Win More Than Bill Murray

Late last night, a little after the midnight hour, Hell froze over. Reports of pigs and other assorted swine growing wings and taking flight started pouring in from all over the country. Dogs and cats were living together — it was mass hysteria, all because the Chicago Cubs had finally won the World Series after a 108-year drought.

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Ban Introduced On Smoking Marijuana In Public Areas
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Woman Sues Spectrum Health After Revealing Marijuana Use to Employer

A former West Michigan woman is suing Spectrum Health Systems after getting fired from her job. Allegedly, a doctor on staff told her employer she smoked marijuana...

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Where Is The Top Location For Scattering Cremated Ashes In Michigan?

There was a bunch of stories about cremated remains causing issues in this week's news. So I decided to find out where the top spot was in Michigan was for scattering a loved one's remains. It turns out, it's not that far away.

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Meijer Announces They’re Eliminating Plus Size Sections

Meijer just announced they are doing away with their plus-size departments in their stores.

Starting early 2017, in all 230 stores, Meijer will integrate plus sizes with the straight sizes in their women’s and misses section...

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Grand Rapids Was Mentioned On ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

I have to be honest, I’m so tired of politics that I walk away when people start talking about it.  I plan to vote, but I have no interest in debating which side is better or worse...

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Grand Rapids Was The Solution To A Puzzle On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

'Grand Rapids Michigan' was the solution to one of the puzzles on last night's episode of the Wheel Of Fortune game show which airs locally on WWMT, Channel 3.

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Meet the Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest Winners – Brian C. and Judy

The results are in and the winners of The Animal Guy Pet Selfie Contest are Brian C. and Judy!

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Free Parking Downtown Keeps Getting Scarcer

If you're like me, you know of places close to downtown where parking is free. Within walking distance of most major venues, these locations were a Godsend. Until now.

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