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Weekend of June 23-25, 2017
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: June 23rd-25th

It's the first official weekend of summer!

We have a lot of concerts on the list this weekend. Also a couple of activities you could do with the dog. There is Running, Beer, BBQ, Bourbon, Water, Guns, Knives, and Baseball. I'd say there is something on the schedule for just about everybody!

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Reed’s Lake “Back in the Day,” in 1946 [Video]

Reed's Lake is just one of the many gems in the Grand Rapids area that makes living here so special. "Back in the day," it was really something special. People from all over would flock to the lake.

Located in East Grand Rapids, we know Reed's Lake today as the home of Roses Restaurant, part of the Gilmore Collection, municipal buildings, a bustling East Grand Rapids downtown, the East Grand Rapids Middle School, the  Grand Rapids Yacht Club, several marinas, and many houses. But, a few...okay, many, years ago, things were very different.

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PARENTS: Be on the Look Out for a Suspicious Man in East G.R!

Police in East Grand Rapids are warning parents and residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious man who's been seen in the area.

FOX 17 says a man, who's been driving a red van, has been trying to lure children...

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Scented Candle Smells for 12 West Michigan Cities

We love West Michigan and all of the sights, sounds and smells it brings throughout the year. Well, at least most of the smells.

What if you could take all of those smells home with you in a scented candle?

Here's what it would smell like if you could.

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Four West Michigan Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Schools in Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are among a select group being honored as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Thirteen schools in Michigan earned the honor along with a total of 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide.

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East Grand Rapids Ranked No. 3 Best City to Live in Michigan

Research website, Niche, has conducted a new study to determine the top cities to live in Michigan.

East Grand Rapids is the only West Michigan city to make the Top Ten.

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Geese are the ISIS of Birds – FBHW Segment 16 [Video]

Today on Segment 16, the guys talk about poor living conditions for the new producer Justin, Joe's horrible living conditions, and how the two can be merged into one amazingly horrible apartment of evil and suffering. Then the subject of EGR came up, and Hot Wings finally let go of all the anger and hatred that's been seething inside of him for...geese.

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EGR’s Peter Stuursma Named Hope College’s New Head Football Coach

Hope College has named Peter Stuursma its new head football coach.

Stuursma, Hope College alumnus '93, was previously head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School where he won seven state championships in sixteen seasons.

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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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East Grand Rapids High School Girls’ Swimming’s Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins Named Athletes of the Week

East Grand Rapids girls' swimming and diving's Emily Converse and Gabby Higgins, who each captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 individual state titles in addition to being on two winning relays in leading the Pioneers to a repeat state championship in Oakland, are this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week co-honorees.

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Jeff ‘The Animal Guy’ Musial Entertains, Informs in East Grand Rapids Shows [Photos]

Jeff "The Animal Guy" Musial visited East Grand Rapids on Sunday.

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