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What To Do In Grand Rapids For Spring Break.

If you have school-aged kids, next week is spring break. My kids are going up north to Grandma and Grandpa's, so I'm off the hook! But if you have pre-teens and tweens hanging around the house all week and bored off their gourds, here's a helpful list of things to do next week!

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Elton John Or Power Reactor Meeting–Which Would YOU Choose?

Poor Fritz Klug. He works for MLive and the Kalamazoo Gazette. I'm sure when he saw he was chosen for the writing assignment "Elton John in Kalamazoo Today" he would get to meet Sir Elton. Or at least get to see the show for free. Great thing to tweet about. Only one little problem.

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Michigan Man Finds Football Card Worth 10K

A mid-Michigan man is now finding himself several thousand dollars richer after cleaning out an old farmhouse. It's there he found a rare, vintage football card dating back to 1894. Can you believe he almost threw it out?! Check out the video after the jump.

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Winter Storm Warning For WFGRLand!

The weather gods are playing another cruel joke on us. First the 8 inches of snow we have had all winter long, and now that it's almost Spring, why not a Winter Storm Warning! According to WZZM TV 13 we could get upwards of 6-8 inches in the Grand Rapids area between tonight and tomorrow morning.

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What Should Be The New Food Item At The Whitecaps This Summer?

You have to hand it to the Whitecaps. On probably one of the coldest and snowiest stretches of the winter so far, they have us thinking about baseball! And about food! It's your chance to inspire ballpark eating greatness! The Whitecaps are looking for the next 5th 3rd Burger or Sticks and Chicks!

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Rockford Sets World Record at Ice Festival! (Video)

352 feet and 11 inches of ice cream-- sounds delicious! Yesterday, Rockford Ice Festival attendees broke the Guiness Book World Record for longest ice cream sundae bar. Over 2,500 visitors  enjoyed free ice cream while checking out ice carving, playing mini ice  golf on ice courses, and competing in a sculpture scavenger hunt.

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Maybe A World Record At The Rockford Ice Festival?

They are going to try and do it! Set a world record at the Rockford Ice Festival this weekend. The snow came just at the right time, and Rockford will be all iced over! The third year fest will attempt to set the record for the longest ice cream sundae bar--300 feet long--with all the sundaes made in the attempt free! Whoo Hoo!

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Who Decides What The “News” Is? [OPINION]

Monday January 9. The SLOWEST newsday in the history of the planet. So I wake up this morning and go on to our fine local newspaper on the internet, the Grand Rapids Press online version, also known as "mlive.com". Mostly this is a very good digital arm of the paper. Local and informative. Free, and good to find out what's going on. That is, until the news dries up. Read on.

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West Michigan Secret Santa’s Keeping The Faith

I'm sure you have seen the kind souls who have been going into local K-Mart stores (Hastings being the latest) and paying off random strangers lay-a-ways. The majority of them have been paying bills with lots of kids' clothing and toys. No big screen TV's or chainsaws have been taken care of. Good for them!

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We’re Number 3! Well, The 5th 3rd Burger Is

More awards keep piling up for the national acclaimed "5th 3rd Burger" from 5th 3rd Ballpark and the Whitecaps. The burger, which has been lauded on this blog and all over TV in the past has hit a new lever of awesomeness! Adam Richman and Sportscenter move over...here comes Lifed.com.

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Homeland Security Pays for Sno-Cone Machines– West Michigan on the “Colbert Report” (Video)

No need to freak out West Michigan, those Sno-Cone Machines we've been needing so badly are finally here, courtesy of Homeland Security." Huh?", you ask.

Yep, a grant from Homeland Security  paid for Arctic Blast Sno-Cone makers to be distributed to 13 counties in West Michigan-- including Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Ottawa and Newaygo-- for "medical use". Sound weird? It did to Stephen Colbert too.

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Top 10 Black Friday Mishaps

Ugh - well Black Friday has come and gone, and all that's left are a few bumps and bruises, and for those, look no further than Walmart! Walmart opened early with huge deals, and people were ready to pounce -- maybe a little too much. At least two dozen shoppers were injured and several were arrested... All to save a few bucks? Not me thanks!

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