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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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Black Friday Primer

As the aromas of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie fill our homes, so too do thoughts of lining up in the dark and standing in the cold to get unbeatable deals on holiday gifts fill our minds.

Black Friday will soon be upon us. If this excites you (as opposed to filling you with dread), we have a list of some stores and restaurants and when they’ll be open and offering those crazy Black Friday discounts.

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Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North American Tour– They are Coming to DTE August 24, 2014!

Last week the Foo Fighters gave us a heads' up via instagram that they would announce their North American tour Tuesday, November 18.

Considering how quickly their Wrigley Field show sold out (August 15 in Chicago: the only date previously announced, along with Washington D.C. on July 4) it was nice to have some warning! Well. Won't keep you in suspense any longer!

Here are the upcoming dates for the Foo's North American tour.

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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored Post]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Weird Animals – The Naked Mole Rat is Really Naked and Weird

Jeff Musial the Animal Guy is coming to Grand Rapids next weekend, and he travels with a bunch of really cool animals with him for the show, and teaches us about these cool beasties.

Monday's strange animal is the Naked Mole Rat.  Another animal you'll see and think, "WTF is THAT!"

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Weird Animals – The Hedgehog Eats the Tears of Angels

Jeff Musial the Animal Guy is coming to Grand Rapids next weekend, and he travels with a marsupial…okay a kangaroo or wallaby.  He brings a bunch of really cool animals with him for the show, and teaches us about these cool beasties.

Today's strange animal is the Hedgehog.  It's a cute l

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Weird Animals – True Facts About the Aye Aye

Jeff Musial the Animal Guy is coming to Grand Rapids next weekend, and he travels with a marsupial…okay a kangaroo or wallaby.  He brings a bunch of really cool animals with him for the show, and teaches us about these cool beasties.

Here's a fun one, about an animal you probably don't believe is actually real.  It's called an Aye Aye, and yes, it's really an animal...not something someone created for freak out purposes.

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BaCon 2014, Photo Janna Hoke/ WGRD
BaCon 2014, Photo Janna Hoke/ WGRD
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BaCon 2014: All the Bacon and Beer Grand Rapids Could Handle [Photos]

On Saturday crowds poured into the DeltaPlex to honor and sample the two most delicious substances on the planet: bacon and beer!

GRD was proud to be a part of the 2nd annual BaCon, a bacon and beer celebration! This year's delectable dishes and drinks included chicken-fried bacon, bacon vodka and bloody mary bar, braised pork-belly tacos, creme brulee with beer and candied bacon, bourbon-bacon-cheddar cheese fondue, bacon stout, bacon corn dogs with spicy mustard, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, even maple-and-bacon glazed doughnuts!

Check out this year's winners and photos of the bacon-tastic festivities!

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Buried in Bacon – A Coffin For Bacon Lovers and Other Crazy Bacon Products [Video]

With BaCon coming up this weekend, it got me:

1)Salivating.

2)Thinking about the crazy products out there involving bacon.

There's bacon shaving cream, bacon deodorant, bacon lip balm, bacon mints, even bacon cat litter that emits a savory pork-tastic smell when kitty goes potty. And for those who literally love bacon to death: the bacon coffin.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings, Wayland Team for GRD Radiothon for A-T Children’s Project [Video]

Today, the day before Wayland's show at The Intersection, the guys from the "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" will team up with Wayland to take over afternoon drive on 97.9 WGRD for the first WGRD Radiothon!

Nov. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Toll Free Number: (800) 947-3979
Or GRD Request Line: (616) 770-WGRD
All is being done to help raise money and awareness for the A-T Children's Project.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Homer Simpson Bacon Quotes [Sponsored]

Returning for the second consecutive year on Nov. 8 is BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration.

The all-things bacon celebration is a week from Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-themed, -infused and -inspired dishes and drinks, and tickets are still available.

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