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It’s Not Always the Thought That Counts with Gift Giving

'Tis the season to be gift giving.

Right?

Well, maybe not.

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Win a Trip to See Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

The holidays are here and Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR has a pair of front-row tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Washington, D.C., with your name on them.

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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Grand Rapids, West Michigan

As Christmas nears, the search for the perfect Christmas tree is on.

Check our guide to Christmas trees in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. 

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Big Game Getaway Winner Revealed

Congratulations to Mark Elenbaas, of Lowell.

Channel 95.7, the sister station of Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR, is sending Mark and a guest to any professional football game of their choice this season.

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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Well, Greenville Had Lowest Gas Prices In the Nation [Video]

Well, Greenville had the lowest gas prices in the nation.

Had, but not anymore.

In a surprising move, the oil companies realized that Michigan had some of the lowest -- if not THE -- lowest gas per gallon price in the nation. So, they stopped that crap in a big hurry.

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Officials Warn Michigan Drivers: ‘Don’t Veer for Deer’

With the start of bow hunting season Wednesday, deer are on the move here in West Michigan. October and November are the riskiest months for deer-related vehicle accidents in Michigan.

Because of this, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and other organizations are coming up with new ways to bring the number of deer-related accidents down.

The Traffic Safety Coalition is trying to increase education when it comes to cars and deer by creating a video titled "Don't Veer For Deer", which will be shown in Michigan driver education courses.

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Travel Around ArtPrize, Grand Rapids for Only $5 on The Rapid!

ArtPrize starts today!

And what's the cheapest and most efficient way besides walking or bicycling or maybe a Segway to get around the World's Largest Art Competition AND Grand Rapids during the event?

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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The Rapid in Grand Rapids Is Looking for Your Good Ideas

Here's a good question: What's your preference -- doughnuts or pizza?

What do you think? Both? I'm all over that.  But seriously, doughnuts and pizza have something to do with The Rapid not resting on its laurels with the successful launch of the Silver Line.

The Rapid already wants to know where and how you want to go with the next bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

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Labor Day Traffic Jam

While 14 million people are expected to take to the skies this Labor Day weekend, that pales in comparison to the amount of folks hitting the highways for a getaway. In fact, get ready for some road rage, because the roadways will be jammed with more cars than we’ve seen in the past six years.

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