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Video Tour Of Mount Pleasant Brings Back Memories [Video]

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

While this video tour of Mount Pleasant brings back some great memories of places I hung out when I was going to Central, it also highlights the changes the town has seen in the thirty plus years since.

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Grand Rapids In 1946 Was ‘A Good Place To Live’ [Video]

This preserved home movie from 1946 touts our hometown as a 'Good Place To Live'. It still is.

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The Origin Of The Michigan Habit Of Adding An ‘S’ To Everything

When I was growing up, I would ask my Dad for two dollars to walk downtown to Penney's. A few years later I would borrow the car to drive to K-Mart's.

Why do Michigan residents have a tendency to add a possessive 'S' to everything?

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‘When Winter Comes To Michigan': Check Out This 1930s Newsreel [Video]

Filmed during the Great Depression, this 1930s newsreel about winter life and snow clearing crews in Michigan leaves me wondering about both the good and the bad of winters past.

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Today Marks The 50th Anniversary of The Apollo 1 Fire, Which Claimed The Life of Grand Rapids Astronaut Roger Chaffee [Video]

When touring the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, there is a replica of the Apollo capsule used to fly men to the moon. In this age of technology, I noticed how primitive the capsule appeared. It also made it painfully there was little room for error when trying to escape from it in an emergency.

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Remembering the “Blizzard of ’78”

If you were living in Michigan on January 26th, 1978, you probably spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand! We had one of the biggest snow storms to ever hit this area -- it was the "Blizzard of '78"! A low-pressure system moving from the Gulf Coast met with two other low-pressure systems, one from the Southwest and one from Canada, to create one of the worst snowstorms the Midwest has ever seen.

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Handwritten ‘American Pie’ Lyrics, Michael Jackson’s Glove Are On The Auction Block

The hand-written lyrics to a rock classic are expected to fetch at least 100-thousand dollars at auction tomorrow.

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Bob Seger Releases Glenn Frey Tribute Song On The Anniversary Of His Death

It was a year ago today that Glenn Frey, the Michigan born singer-songwriter from the Eagles passed away. And an obviously sad Bob Seger has released a tribute song to him on his web site.

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Blockbuster To Close 300 Stores In U.S.
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How Many Video Stores Are Left In West Michigan?

There was a time in this fair land when the video store was king. You couldn't drive a few blocks without seeing a Blockbuster, Hollywood, Video Tyme or Video Palace on a street corner or in a strip mall.

But now thanks to streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, video stores are miles apart, but we still have them, for a little bit longer.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Played on an Antique Fairground Organ

I have a list of what I consider the best Rock songs or ballads of all time. Near the top of that list is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. That song is just a masterpiece on so many levels. Several people have done their own versions of that song. Now you can hear "Bohemian Rhapsody" as played on an antique fairground organ...

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Throwback Thursday: How Many Of You Remember This Heartwarming Christmas Commercial? [Video]

The year was 1966, and we were in the throes of Civil Rights violence and student protests over the Vietnam War.

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A Journey Through Hallowed Ground
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Mystery of Civil War Letters Mailed To Newaygo Solved

In April 2015 an envelope full of letters written from an infantryman serving in the 26th Michigan Regiment during the Civil War arrived at the Newaygo Post Office. The envelope they arrived in was post marked 'Grand Rapids' and had no return address.

Who mailed them, and why? 

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