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16 Funny Ways to Enjoy LaughFest as a Family

LaughFest kicks off today and if you think the comedy is only for adults, you should take a closer look. Start by bringing the kiddos to the LaughFest Community Kickoff, which starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Fountain Street Church,…

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Potential Presidential Contender Headlines West Michigan Eagle Scout Celebration

Could Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker become the second U.S. President to hold the distinction of being an Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout rank? Only time will tell, but Walker did recently pay homage to the first and only president…

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Help LaughFest Break a Royally Funny World Record

Ready to shake off a long, gloomy winter with some laughs? Even if it seems the temperatures will never rise, you can absolutely count on having a good time at this year’s LaughFest, a 10-day comedy extravaganza kicking off this…

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West Michigan Goes Red: Tears and Laughter Spread Heart Health Message at Lunch

May 25, 2011 is the day Holly and Bill Hollstein’s lives were forever changed. Holly Hollstein started experiencing chest and back discomfort, dizziness and lightheadedness, eventually slipping in and out of consciousness. Luckily, the couple was just leaving Spectrum Health…

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West Michigan’s Go Red Luncheon Features Laughter and “Purse-inality”

Break out your best red dress or duds and plan to attend this year’s West Michigan Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the downtown J.W. Marriott. Blue Cross Blue…

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WMCAT Celebrates a Decade of Empowerment at Upcoming iBall

When Melinda DeVries was widowed, she was left with no way to provide for her three children. “It was difficult to find jobs to support my family,” she said. “It was very discouraging. I knew I needed to make a…

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Pistons’ Mob Squad: Q&A with Coach Oscar Hernandez

Two things are immediately clear when you go backstage with the Detroit Pistons’ Mob Squad youth hip-hop dance team. One, these kids are professionals. They are here to do a job. Two, they’re also still kids, with loads of energy…

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Banquet Honors “Giants” in Grand Rapids’ African-American Community

Recognizing individuals and organizations who contribute to a better Grand Rapids is the aim of the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Giants Awards. Presented by GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center, the awards celebrate the contributions of African-American…

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Mob Squad Special Appearance at GR Drive Game

If you can watch the Detroit Pistons Mob Squad perform one of their high-energy, hip-hop dance numbers and not want to move, you may have no rhythm. This talented group of young athletes is headed to Grand Rapids for a…

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