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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore! Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College. Fell in love with GR and have been here since! (Go Beer City, USA!)   Big fan of crime TV, the '90s (scrunchies! Saved By the Bell!), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.
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Jackyl’s Jesse James Dupree Bottle Signing, Guitar Giveaway Before Saturday Concert

Jackyl is back in West Michigan!

This Saturday, Dec. 3 Jackyl will rock The Intersection. Before the concert, frontman and the star of  Full Throttle SaloonJesse James Dupree will be doing a special bottle signing at Bellavinos Fine Wine and Spirits on Plainfield.

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Grandville Public Schools via Facebook
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Grandville Public Schools’ Mannequin-Lip Dub Challenge, ‘Mannedub’, Goes Viral [VIDEO]

For these Grandville Public Schools students, one internet challenge just is not enough.

Check out this awesome video of Grandville students and staff taking on the Mannequin AND Lip Dub Challenge! They call it the "Mannedub"!

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West Michigan Restaurants We Lost in 2016

The end of the year is a time for reflection. As 2016 comes to an end, we take stock of all the things that happened in the past year... essentially, it's list time.

EatGR.com has put together a list of all the West Michigan restaurants that closed in 2016. More than 30 local eateries shut their doors for good this year. 

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West Michigan Boy Wins Chance to Hit the Field with the Lions on Thanksgiving [VIDEO]

If you're tuning in to watch the Lions on Thanksgiving, be on the lookout for a lucky West Michigan boy.

WZZM-13 reports that 12- year-old Gavin DeVore from Middleville will be hitting the field with the Lions on Thursday for winning the Blue Cross Blue Shield My Kids Can Turkey Day Sweepstakes.

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Kalamazoo Woman who Survived Attack from Ex-Boyfriend to be Featured on 48 Hours Saturday [VIDEO]

In 2014 Sophia Putney-Wilcox of Kalamazoo survived an attack from her ex-boyfriend.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old's story will be featured on CBS' 48 Hours, in a program called Live to Tell: Sophia's Secret, MLive reports. 

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Two Michigan Locations in the Running for Best Winter Wonderland in U.S.

Michigan has a lot to boast about: great beerbeaches, food-- and as we approach the holidays, we know the Mitten State is a fantastic place to celebrate!

Two locations in Michigan are in the running for "Best Winter Wonderland" in America in a USA Today and 10 Best readers' poll.

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