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ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas Winter Wonderland Event
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25 Days of Christmas Movies on Freeform!

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our beloved movies during the holiday season.

And now that it's December, it's time for Freeform's 25 Days of continuous Christmas movies (with some other favorites in between)...

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"Mega Millions" Lottery Jackpot Tops $220 Million
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Almost $900M From the Michigan Lottery Will Be Sent to School Funds

All those scratch-offs you bought or money you spent on trying to hit that giant Powerball jackpot is going to be put to good use.

The Michigan Lottery will be contributing $889 million towards the School Aid Fund in 2016; the highest number ever contributed...

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Children’s Shoe Sold Only at Meijer Being Recalled

Skidders Footwear is recalling about 5,500 of their children's tennis shoe that's sold only at Meijer stores.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the rivets on the inside of the shoe have sharp edges which could cause a laceration hazard...

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12-Year-old Boy Stabbed by an 8-Year-Old in Grand Rapids

An 8-year-old boy, from Grand Rapids, is currently in juvenile detention for allegedly stabbing a 12-year-old boy.

MLive reports that the incident occurred Wednesday (11/9) evening, at a house on Caufield Ave SW...

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YMCA is Opening Their KidZone to Everyone So Parents Can Go Out and Vote

If you're planning on voting tomorrow but have to figure out where to leave the little ones while you do so, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids can help you out...

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Downtown Market is Turning into a Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree this Weekend

Can you believe Halloween is only two weeks away?! The Downtown Market is having a pumpkin celebration this weekend, October 22nd and 23rd.

They will be transforming the market into a Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree which will feature pumpkin-themed everything...

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The Best ArtPrize Entries for Kids

ArtPrize brings thousands to Grand Rapids and kids are always a big part of the event. Many schools take trips to explore ArtPrize and families spend time downtown too.

Sometimes the art kids enjoy most is the same artwork that's favored by jurors and the public, but often it's not.

Here are the best ArtPrize entries for kids to see at ArtPrize Eight!

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Free STEAM-Based Spring Break Activities at Wyoming Library

Kent District Library’s Wyoming Branch is offering free STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities for kids on spring break.

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Doctors in Flint Offered Another Way to Test Kids for Lead

The Michigan State and Genesee County Health Departments are asking pediatricians to test all children up to age 6 who consumed Flint city water after April 2014. In collaboration with the county health department, Magellan Diagnostics has announced it is loaning its LeadCare II systems to practices in Flint to expand access to testing.

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First (Park) Congregational: A Must-Visit ArtPrize Venue for Families

When you visit ArtPrize as a family, minimizing walking and avoiding crowds takes on a new importance.

First (Park) Congregational at 10 E Park Place NE provides a good starting point. More importantly, the venue has a lot of entries that will grab the interest of kids.

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2015 Halloween Activities For You (& Your Family)

Halloween is right around the corner! Here are some great Halloween activities (some for families, some for adults only) that you can check out this year!

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