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My Co-Worker is an Ordained Minister!

Last night I was invited by a co-worker from the sales department to the Garage Bar. It ended up being a really good time. I got to experience a new bar in Grand Rapids and hang out with a couple of people outside of work.

While we wer

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Christine George
Christine George
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My First Grandwich Sandwich

On Monday, the top 10 finalists were revealed for Grandwich 2015. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to try my first one and OMG it was AMAZING!!! I mentioned that I wanted to try the Pulled Bacon Dutch Crunch from Bull's Head Tavern and that's exactly what I did when I got off work yesterday!

I walked over and I swear I was salivating on my way there. I sat at the bar ordered a Summer Shandy and patiently waited for my sa

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Give Yourself Some Alone Time

Everyone enjoys their alone time once in a while but do you ever find yourself doing things alone that you would normally do with someone else? I find myself doing this a lot.

On Friday, after the Bryan Adams concert, Johnnie & I went to Gardella's for a couple drinks and it was around midnight when we left. As

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Grandwich Top 10

The top 10 finalists have been named in this year's Grandwich competition! According to the website these are the restaurants that people voted for:

  1. Blue Dog Tavern
  2. Bulls Head Tavern
  3. CitySen Lounge in CityFlats Hotel
  4. Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  5. HopCat
  6. Peppinos Sports Grille
  7. Raad's Mediterranean Grill
  8. San Chez
  9. Stella's Lounge
  10. Vault Catering

You can check out pictures and the descriptions of each sandwich here.
All the sandwiches are available this week for you to try! Looks like I have a lot of lunch options this week! Although they all look delicious, I personally want to try

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Christine George
Christine George
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Christine’s Experience at the Bryan Adams Concert

Bryan Adams is currently on his US tour - The Reckless Tour - and last night (Friday) he made a stop in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena. I had the pleasure of attending with Johnnie Walker (from out sister station, WGRD).

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Christine George
Christine George
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Yesterday’s Yesterdog

Yesterday was National Hot Dog Day so I asked you who has the best dog in town and I received a TON of calls. I easily got over 20 calls with so many different options. Yesterdog, The Corner Bar, Dog Pit, Johnny B's, and the list goes on and on. I didn't know w

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Francois Nel/Getty Images
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My First Hidden Gem of Grand Rapids

I've been in Grand Rapids for 3 weeks and one of my favorite things about a new place is stumbling upon the hidden gems, especially when it comes to food.

Now, I wouldn't necessarily call this "hidden" but nonetheless it's a gem

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Hundreds Attend Bone Marrow Drive For West Michigan Girl [Video]

Monday we posted a story about a young West Michigan 9 year old little girl who is fighting a battle with leukemia. This is Lola DeYoung's 3rd battle with this horrible disease after first being diagnosed in 2011

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My Trip to Meijer Made Me Realize I’m Getting Old

Yesterday, I went to Meijer on Beltline Road for some quick grocery shopping and I was totally taken back by how amazing it was. I couldn't believe that I was actually standing in a Meijer. Hands down it was the nicest Meijer I've been to

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Courtesy of Amway
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#GRFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live Via Twitter, Instagram on Channel 95.7!

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, and fun, while embracing family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on Channel 95.7.

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Austin Gregory/Ionia High School
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Ionia Boys’ Basketball’s Austin Gregory Named High School Athlete of the Week

Austin Gregory, a senior who is the all-time scoring leader for Ionia High School's boys' basketball team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Loren Filion
Loren Filion
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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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