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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.
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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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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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Grand Haven Makes ‘Ultimate Summer Weekend Road Trips’ List

Despite the snowy, slushy weekend we just had in West Michigan, we are definitely creeping closer to summer. With the weather warming, it's time to think about what to do with those summer weekends.

Business Insider has compiled a list of the top 9 Ultimate Weekend Road Trips to take this summer-- and Grand Haven made the list!

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Jessica Heeringa’s Disappearance From Norton Shores to Be Featured on Investigation Discovery

It has been three years since 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa disappeared from a gas station in Norton Shores.

The young mother's story will be featured on an upcoming episode of Disappeared on the Investigation Discovery channel, WZZM-13 reports.

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Grand Rapids Bar Has Liquor License Suspended for Hosting Illegal Euchre Tournament

The Rezervoir on Plainfield Ave. plans to reopen today after having it's liquor license suspended temporarily by the Michigan Liquor Control Commision.

Fox 17 reports that that the MLCC says The Rezervoir, formerly known as Sazerac Lounge, hosted an illegal euchre tournament in February 2015. 

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Bell’s Brewery Ranked Among Top Ten Breweries in U.S.

The Brewer's Association has put out their yearly review of craft brewery companies in the U.S. based on sales volume.

West Michigan is full of awesome breweries!  While no breweries from Grand Rapids made the list for 2015, we still have to give it up for our neighbors in Kalamazoo!

Bell's Brewery is ranked the No. 7 craft brewing company in the nation. 

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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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