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Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Delights Spectators In NYC
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Rockford High School Marching Band Selected to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade [Video]

Out of about 200 applicants, Rockford was one of ten marching bands that were chosen to represent their respective states in the parade.

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Holland Ranked No. 1 Small City in U.S. to Start a Business

Known for it's gorgeous beaches along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa and the Tulip Time Festival, Holland is now being recognized for another reason!

Out of 1,268 small cities across America, Holland has been named the best in which to start a small business by Wallethub, Wood TV 8 reports. 

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Grand Rapids Boy Celebrates Ninth Birthday With 9-Hour Party at Meijer [Video]

9-year-old Fletcher Moore from Grand Rapids had a very unique request for his ninth birthday party. He wanted to spend the whole day at the Knapp's Corner Meijer.

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Grand Haven State Park Opening Pushed Back

Normally beach goers would already be hitting the sand at Grand Haven State Park.

This year though, the campground and park won't open until May 13, The Grand Haven Tribune reports. 

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Muskegon County Teen Escapes Minivan Abduction Attempt

Police are investigating an abduction attempt that occurred north of Muskegon Saturday morning.

Fox 17 reports that a 16 year-old-girl was walking home around 9:15a.m. on West River Road near Green Creek Road when she became lost.

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Supporters Flock To Restaurants On Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day
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Chick-fil-A Plans to Open 20 Restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A plans to expand to 20 locations in Michigan over the next five years, the fast food chain announced this week.

According to MLive, the company is opening two locations in Troy and Lansing in Fall 2016, and is eyeing locations in Grand Rapids, metro Detroit, and Kalamazoo. 

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Who Knew Michigan Had A ‘Captain Orange’?

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week, alerting us to the onset of construction season in Michigan. And to remind us to pay attention to construction workers working alongside out highways, the Michigan Department of Transportation has rolled out 'Captain Orange', a construction worker with a bright, easy to see outfit.

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Grand Rapids Resident Confronts Predators With Nerves Of Steel [Video]

You may have read this story about a 23-year-old Grand Rapids man turning over information to the Grand Rapids Police leading to the arrest of several men for allegedly trying to pick up minors online.

One has to wonder whether it's the same guy who has been posting 'To Catch A Predator' style videos to YouTube for years. 

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BISSELL Pet Foundation to Offer Free Pet Adoption at Shelters Throughout Michigan May 7

The BISSELL Pet Foundation announced Tuesday that it will pay all adoption fees on Saturday, May 7, at more than 20 shelters and other rescue organizations throughout Michigan.

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Saugatuck in the Running for Best Small Town Weekend Escape in the U.S.

Grand Haven was just picked as one of the top summer road trip destinations in the U.S., and now another West Michigan beach town is being honored!

Saugatuck is in the running for "Best Small Town Weekend Escape" in a USA Today and 10Best readers' poll

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Pop Up Urban Drive In Movie Theater Opens In Miami's Wynwood Neighborhood
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West Michigan Drive-In Theaters – Where are They Now?

Do know what these are?

If you grew up in the 50's and 60's, you remember the Drive-In movies. They were so much fun to go to. You'd pack the family, or pals, into the car and off you'd go for at least a double feature.

Back in those days, there were more than a hundred outdoor theaters operating within the state of Michigan. Since that time, 90% of them have gone dark or have been demolished, and presently, less than 10 Drive-ins remain today. What about West Michigan? Yep, we have one left.

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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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