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Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make.
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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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Grand Rapids Fireworks Laws

'Tis the season for me to get irritated by the people in my neighborhood who have been shooting off fireworks and scaring my dog for the past two weeks.

The upside is, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are days that it is actually LEGAL to shoot off fireworks within the city limits. Not sure what your rights are when it comes to fireworks? Well, we found the info for you. 

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Grand Rapids’ LGBTQA Community Celebrates SCOTUS’ Decision [Photos]

Following the United States' Supreme Court's ruling early Friday that bans on same-sex marriage in states like Michigan are unConstitutional, therefore making same-sex marriage legal across the country, folks in West Michigan celebrated!

They celebrated by going to their local court houses to get married, and by gathering at some of their local watering holes to hug, eat pizza and cake, and celebrate together. That is definitely what I discovered when I wandered down to The Apartment Lounge, anyway.

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Dustin Diamond of ‘Saved By The Bell’ Sentenced to Four Months in Jail

Saved By The Bell actor Dustin Diamond was sentenced to four months in jail Wednesday for an incident that occurred outside of a Wisconsin bar on Christmas.

The judge ordered that Diamond to report to jail on Sunday, after handing down the verdict for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Grand Rapids That You Probably Can’t Afford

We all have dreams of winning the Powerball jackpot and buying a new, spacious home in a great area of town. Maybe with a view of a lake.

Well, if you've achieved the winning the Powerball dream, and you're looking for that home in Grand Rapids, we've found it - the most expensive home for sale in Grand Rapids. 

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Concerts at the GRAM Return to Downtown Grand Rapids this Summer

Summer in Michigan is the perfect time to be outside, so why not enjoy some music with it? Throughout the state, outdoor music is being offered at a plethora of venues. Genres range from classic rock, to jazz, to even comedy.

And for those who were bummed that they wouldn't be able to see live music in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids this summer, cheer up! Music will be returning to the GRAM!

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