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Time to Spring Forward This Weekend [Infographic]

Remember to set those clocks forward Saturday night as daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. EST Sunday.

With the change, it is going to be lighter sooner. That means changes in routines a bit, whether that's driving, bicycling or walking.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Chappie,’ ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘Unfinished Business’ [Video]

Since winter never ends, it's good to have a big weekend of movie releases to pass the time until spring.

Chappie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Unfinished Business are just a few of the movies opening this weekend.

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Costaki Economopoulos Talks Marriage, Football Jokes and Gilda’s LaughFest on ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio/Video]

Costaki Economopoulos touts himself as having "the biggest name in comedy."

Let's see, how many letters are in his last name?

Besides his comedy -- he's big on football jokes, the 45-year-old comedian spoke with me for "The Jojo Show" about a variety of topics, including his Gilda's LaughFest appearance this weekend in Lowell and getting married last year.

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Shaggy The Dog Is Finally Captured [Video]

While I understand why Shaggy, the wild Newfoundland dog which roamed wild among the woods of suburban Cascade Township, had to be captured, I'm a little sad his freedom has come to an end.

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Nick Thune Talks Comedy and Gilda’s LaughFest on ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio/Video]

Nick Thune's comedy is a style best probably described as having preposterous views and deadpan wit.

He spoke with me for "The Jojo Show" about a variety of topics.

Thune is appearing with Brody Stevens tonight and Saturday in four shows for Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids.

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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Union Girls’ Basketball’s Tyra Williams Named High School Athlete of the Week

Tyra Williams, who captains Union High School's girls' basketball team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Wee Difference Charity For March Is Family Hope Foundation [Video]

Family Hope Foundation has been aiding families with special needs children for five years.

The Jenison-based non-profit helps fill in the gaps, aiding with financial assistance for therapy not covered by insurance.

They also organize events for families that include the whole family, not just the children with special needs.

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79-Year-Old Jenison Man Dies in Fatal Home Fire [Video]

A 79-year-old Jenison man died late Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a home fire, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office told WZZM-13.

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We Do Care’s 30th Annual Benefit & Dance Is Saturday [Audio/Video]

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

Its 30th annual Benefit & Dance is Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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Man Dies of Heroin Overdose in Grand Rapids Coffee Shop’s Restroom

Police say that a man found dead in a coffee house in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood Wednesday morning died of a heroin overdose.

The unnamed 35-year-old was discovered in the bathroom of Kava House, 1445 Lake Drive SE.

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Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Lineup for 2015 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops

The Grand Rapids Symphony's 2015 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops summer concert series will include Five For Fighting and the music of Neil Diamond, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Billy Joel and Elton John in July.

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