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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore! Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College. Fell in love with GR and have been here since! (Go Beer City, USA!)   Big fan of crime TV, the '90s (scrunchies! Saved By the Bell!), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.
Tulips In Full Bloom In Toyooka
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Holland Tulip Time Voted Best Flower Festival in U.S.

Growing up in West Michigan, the Holland Tulip Time Festival always meant the start of summer to me. Fingers crossed that when it kicks off May 7, we can be totally done with this snow that's been lingering!

Holland's annual celebration is being nationally recognized! Tulip Time has been voted "Best Flower Festival" in a USA and 10 Best readers' Poll.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Voted No. 5 Best Botanical Garden in the U.S.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is awesome for a lot of reasons--There are art and nature exhibits all year long, their Summer Concert Series brings great acts to town, and right now it's a great place to visit for those staying in Grand Rapids for Spring Break!

Well Frederik Meijer Gardens is being nationally recognized! The park nabbed the No. 5 spot in a  "Best Botanical Garden" USA Today and 10Best readers' poll.

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Three Teens Admit to Vandalizing Van Buren County Cemetery For Fun

Three teenagers have admitted to vandalizing the Lacota Cemetery in Geneva Township.

Wood TV 8 reports that two 15-year-old boys and a 13- year-old girl say they tipped over and damaged nearly three dozen headstones for fun and because they were bored. 

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Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Red Granite Pictures' "Dumb And Dumber To" - Arrivals
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Jim Carrey Moving to Grand Rapids is (Probably) a Fat Lie

Who doesn't love Jim Carrey? Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber... definitely classics. It'd be awesome if Jim Carrey came to live here in Grand Rapids! Imagine chilling next to Carrey at Founders or running into him at a concert at Van Andel.

To bad it's a big fat lie circulating on social media that was first reported by a fake news site.

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Grand Haven Named No. 2 ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

Grand Haven State Park held the lead for quite a bit... but somehow, just got edged out and ended up the No. 2 Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S. according to a USA Today and 10 Best Poll.

Michigan did have the most beaches in the running, though, with six beaches among the 20 that readers could choose from.

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