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Greater Grand Rapids: Top 5 Weather Events of 2013 [Video]

It was a year for the record books in 2013 in West Michigan.

At least so says the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office, which issued its annual climate summary report this week.

There was the April flooding that swamped locales along the Grand River and other area tributaries

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Australian Couple Runs a Marathon Every Day of 2013

As many of you might know, I am a crazy runner. 

When I talk about my running endeavors, many people act like I am crazy. But the truth is it's just like those of you who maybe played soccer from when you were 4 years old, or started football back in the rocket football days and still play occasionally today.

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The Most Annoying Facebook Scams, Trends and Status Updates of 2013

Facebook remained the king of all social media websites in 2013. While there were a lot less game invites this year, there were plenty of other annoying scams and trends to take their place. This is our list of the things that were most bothersome on FB

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No Need to Google This: Top Searches and Trends for 2013 [Video]

Plenty happened in 2013.

So much happened, in fact, that it would take forever to list it all here.

Instead, just watch this little compilation video of the top Google searches and trends from the past year

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Jackie Models In Couture For A Cure Fashion Show 2013

Here was a first for me! I modeled in a couture runway show at the Vanandel Institute. I normally go to the castings for fashion shows and I am always too short. I always figure though, mine as well try! This time was different though, I got called after the casting call and they wanted me to model! I was pretty excited especially when I learned I would be modeling for an exclusive preview of designer Cynthia Rose's Holiday '13 and Spring '14 collections!

The runway was LONG and BRIGHT

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Jackie Finds Her New Ride

Art Prize definitely brings out some things that we may not always be used to seeing in Grand Rapids, but I still can be surprised by some of the things I take witness to.

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Jackie Reviews Art Prize Food Trucks

Who doesn't love fall!  It's a great time in Grand Rapids, especially because Art Prize is here and that means the streets are full of food trucks!  So many different food options hit Grand Rapids the minute Art Prize begins.  Normally I have a routine and I stick to it pretty religiously but I thought, why not stray away from it and try some of this food we have right outside my door!

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Favorite photo, these awesome panda bears are made out of tires!  Dave Kim loves it...
Favorite photo, these awesome panda bears are made out of tires! Dave Kim loves it...
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Jackie Does ArtPrize 2013

Grand Rapids Art Prize 2013 is officially under way!  Working right down town has it's perks during a time like Art Prize.  Our building happens to be one of the venues for some fantastic works of art.

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Grandwich 2013 Kicks Off In Downtown Grand Rapids

Once again it's that time of year, Grandwich time! I am a bit of a foodie and love this local contest here in Grand Rapids. Each year local restaurants come up with their sandwich that is normally something you wouldn't see anywhere else! Using locally grown food these places come up with some crazy stuff. Do this years contestants have what it takes to win the Grandwich award? Last year one of our favorite places, Skywalk Deli took home the crown... who will it be this year?

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AlternaChick Jasmines New Year’s Resolutions

The girls and I were talking about a few of our New Year's Resolutions. I know I have a long list that I'll share soon, but here's what Jasmine is hoping to accomplish in 2013!

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Crowds Celebrate End of 2012 at T.G.I. Friday’s in Downtown Grand Rapids

97.9 GRD and our sister station, Channel 95.7, partnered with the T.G.I. Friday's in downtown Grand Rapids to host the biggest beer tent party on New Year's Eve this past Monday. Check out our photo gallery from the night if you weren't there - or need to remember what you forgot because you partied a little too hard.

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