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AMC Theatres & The Autism Society Plan Special Showing Of ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Parents of children with Autism and sensory issues now have a new option when it comes to going to the movies with their kids! AMC Theatres and The Autism Society have teamed up to provide special showings of movies in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. This month's movie? "Wreck-It Ralph". And the special showing will occur this Saturday, November 10, at AMC Theatres across the country. Locally, families can enjoy the movie at AMC Star Theatre (3000 Alpine Avenue, Grand Rapids).

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Super Hero Window Washers Appear At Helen Devos Children’s Hospital [Gallery]

The guys over at Modern Window Cleaning had a special surprise for the kids at Helen Devos Children's Hospital on Halloween.  The window washing crew dressed up in super hero costumes while they worked on washing the hospital's windows.  The idea originated from a group washing the Memphis Children's Hospital's windows.  But Modern Window Cleaning one upped the competition by doing it Halloween!  The super heroes joined the kids in a Halloween party after they completed the window washing.

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Photo by Michael A. Corn
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Channel 95-7′s First Annual Boo Bash [Photos]

Thanks to everyone who came out for Channel 95-7's first annual Boo Bash at the David D. Hunting YMCA right in downtown Grand Rapids. We had a fantastic time hanging out with all of you and seeing the awesome costumes all of the kids were sporting. Check out a gallery of photos from the day after the jump!

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Project Graduation Is Helping Local Graduates From Belding Enjoy A Senior Trip

I mentioned this last week, and I would like to mention this again since it helps kids here in West Michigan. Project Graduation of Belding is fundraising to help the Belding High School Senior Class of 2013 go on an overnight trip immediately following graduation.

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Help Project Graduation Send Local Graduates From Belding On A Trip

I mentioned this last week, and I would like to mention this again since it helps kids here in West Michigan. Project Graduation of Belding is fundraising to help the Belding High School Senior Class of 2013 go on an overnight trip immediately following graduation.

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Project Graduation Helping To Send Local Graduates From Belding On A Trip

Project Graduation of Belding is fundraising to help the Belding High School Senior Class of 2013 go on an overnight trip immediately following graduation, which includes prizes, food, drink, and activities for all the graduates. The location of the trip is always kept secret until the Senior Class arrives at the location via charter buses that night such as karaoke, mechanical bull, hypnotist and all sorts of cool activities.

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Michigan Town Turns The Tables On School Prank

Growing up in a small town when you're a little bit different can be hard. I know this first hand. And kids these days, it seems, are more malicious than ever. So, it warmed my heart to read the story of Whitney Kropp, a sophomore from Ogemaw Heights High School in West Branch, Michigan. Some kids played a prank that could have wrecked her spirit, but the town has rallied behind her to make this an amazingly positive experience.

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What Is The Best Age For A Girl To First Get Her Ears Pierced? [Poll]

 

It is estimated that 80% - 90% of women in the United States have their ears pierced, but the age at which ears are first pierced widely varies.

There is no perfect age, but what has worked for your family?

What is the best age for a girl to first get her ears pierced?

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Can A Child Be In Too Many Extracurricular Activities? [Poll]

School season is back.  So is football season.  And soccer season.  And ballet season.

Kids have more extracurricular options today than ever before.  The exercise is great and so are the social and learning opportunities.  But is there a point where it becomes too much?

Can a child be in too many extracurricular activities?

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Join Mayor Heartwell For The Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup Saturday

This Saturday at 9am, hundreds of volunteers will come together with Mayor George Heartwell (Grand Rapids) plus the mayors of Grandville, Walker, and Wyoming to help clean up the Grand River. This year marks the 9th annual Mayor's Grand River Cleanup, and throughout the years, volunteers have managed to clean up over 100,000 pounds of trash from the river and the banks alongside of it. Want to get involved? Find out how you can after the jump!

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The Couple On The Biggest Loser From Rockford Will Be At YMCA Event

Earlier this year, Jeremy and Conda Britt from Rockford were contestants on “The Biggest Loser.”

On September 21st, the GR YMCA along with Jeremy and Conda Britt and various health and fitness professionals, will help you help your employees live their healthiest lives.

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How Much Did You Spend On Back To School Shopping? [Poll]

The kids are back at school bringing with them lots of supplies:  pencils, folders, calculators, backpacks, shoes, clothes, etc.  Sales and coupons are nice, but it only helps so much at back to school time.

Before the next credit card statement arrives take our anonymous poll…

How much did you spend on back to school shopping?

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