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Becky Weber
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Powerless Christmas for 37,000-plus in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

It’s going to be a powerless Christmas for many households in Grand Rapids and elsewhere across West Michigan because of a weekend ice storm and a continued wintry mix including snow, officials said Monday night.

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More than 70,000 Without Electricity in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

As of noon today, more than 285,000 Consumers Energy customers statewide were without power caused by a snow and ice storm over the weekend.

That includes nearly 70,000 in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, according to the Jackson, Mich.-based utility.

 

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A Cool Christmas Gift Idea For The Grand Rapidian In Your Life!

My buddy Gerry shared this great last minute gift idea for the person from Grand Rapids who doesn't have a calender, and loves the city! You can only get it online, but its still worth it!

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NORAD Tracks Santa Claus! [Video]

Santa Claus is getting ready for his annual Christmas Eve jaunt across the globe, bringing toys to all the good girls and boys.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is again helping make certain the trip is safe for the jolly old elf. NORAD is the U.S. and Canadian military combining forces to assist Santa Claus, and is tracking Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve journey across the globe.

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Grand Rapids Named Lonely Planet’s No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Grand Rapids scored some high marks from Lonely Planet!

The marks were so good that Lonely Planet put Grand Rapids and West Michigan atop its list of "Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014."

Grand Rapids beat out destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Lana'i, Hawaii!

Lonely Planet credits Grand Rapids' craft breweries along with the festivals cele

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Top 3 Places to See Christmas Lights Displays in Grand Rapids!

With my birthday is being right around the Christmas holiday, seeing giant Christmas light displays is right up my alley.

As a Kalamazoo native, I grew fond of Christmas Card Lane on Lauderdale Street. Everyone put larger-than-life Christmas cards in their front yards with lights and some automated twinkling lights shows. It really got you into the season.

With that in mind, I have compiled a list of the top three places in Grand Rapids to see cool Christmas light displays!

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Grand Rapids…One Of The Best Places To Retire?

It's true! I think of retirement places as having beaches or warmer weather, or both. But because we have a low cost of living, AARP has singled Grand Rapids out as being one of the best places to retire...

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ArtPrize Spotlight–ArtPrize 2013 In Pictures

For the last 3 years, I have taken the kids to the last weekend of ArtPrize. They like looking at the pieces and the people. I take a bunch of pictures. And fun is had by all.

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And The Number One Minor League Sports Town Is….

NOT Grand Rapids. I know, right? What the...Don't they know we won the Calder Cup? Actually the Sports Business Journal does a survey every two years ranking the top minor league sports towns in America. And the winner is close to Michigan. and another in the top 10 is too.

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Grandwich 2013 Kicks Off In Downtown Grand Rapids

Once again it's that time of year, Grandwich time! I am a bit of a foodie and love this local contest here in Grand Rapids. Each year local restaurants come up with their sandwich that is normally something you wouldn't see anywhere else! Using locally grown food these places come up with some crazy stuff. Do this years contestants have what it takes to win the Grandwich award? Last year one of our favorite places, Skywalk Deli took home the crown... who will it be this year?

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Grand Rapids In The Top 10 Places To Find A Job!

To go along with the post about the Best and Worst Jobs, Grand Rapids is now on ANOTHER Top 10 List! According to Forbes Magazine, Grand Rapids is the number four City in the US to find work in! Perfect for people who are looking!

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West Michigan Flooding – Saturday April 20

GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon.  Declaring a state of emergency was done in anticipation of widespread damage, injury or loss of property and it puts the city in a position to receive state or federal assistance.  A state of em

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