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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Downtown GR

Just when you think Halloween was in it's prime, you can't help but deny the fact that the holiday juggernaut known as Christmas is just around the corner. Downtown Grand Rapids is no stranger to the merry season.

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Today is National Coffee Day – Get All Caffeinated and Crazy!

In case you missed it, today is National Coffee Day!  So if you love the roasted bean thing, call it "black gold", or whatever, this is your day!

Head over to your favorite coffee joint, say hi to your barista (I still don't think "barista" is an actual thing), and order your favorite caffeinated drink in whatever language they make you speak in their store.

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Watch Fifth of July Amway Family Fireworks Show Replay Here! [Video]

In case you didn't make it to downtown Grand Rapids for our 5th of July fireworks show, and didn't see or hear them, then you must have been in another state, since the show was huge and amazing!

Thanks to Amway for the amazing fireworks display, honoring all those men and women around the world who serve, and protect America's security and freedoms!

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Amway Family Fireworks’ Fifth of July: Downtown Grand Rapids Lit Up! [Photos]

Downtown Grand Rapids was lit up for the Fifth of July with the Amway Family Fireworks.

A few thousand people came to Ah-Nab-Awen park to enjoy some food, drink, music, entertainment, activities and, of course, the 20-minute fireworks spectacular!

Music from The Rhythm Aces, Vox Vidorra, and Three's a Crowd performed into the evening, as well as some amazing acrobatics and aerial work from the Daredevil Circus Company!

Then, the sky over downtown Grand Rapids lit up with an amazing fireworks show, to honor all those who serve and protect our freedoms and lives!

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Not to Ruin Your Drinking Excuse – But St. Patrick’s Day is Completely Made Up

Every year for St. Patrick's Day, people dress up in the most bizarre green work clothes they can find, and then leave work early to go drinking green beer ferociously all night.  Not that I'm against leaving work early, dressing oddly, or drinking ferociously.

By all means, let's go!

But just so you know, there are some things about this holiday that have been kept quiet for a long time.

It's no Irish.  At all.  Not even a little bit.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas For the Cheap Romantic

There are ways to be romantic and not spend a ton of money. Todd Harding has done everything on this list over the years. Some of the ideas do take a little bit of work. These are Todd's 5 favorite money-saving Valentine's Day Ideas.

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Happy National Cheeseburger Day! 6 Weird Products to Celebrate

While every day in America may feel like National Cheeseburger Day, only Sept. 18 is. In honor of the glorious holiday that embodies all things America stands (ok, sits) for, we've rounded up some of the most fantastic products inspired by the greasy dietary staple of the U.S.:

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