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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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David McNew, Getty Images
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The “Once In A Blue Moon” Will Happen Tomorrow Night

Ever hear of the saying "Once in a Blue Moon?" Well it will happen tomorrow, Friday, August 31. We’ll have a full moon in the night sky for the second time this month.  The last time this happened was in December of 2009. 

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somegeekintn, Flickr
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It’s Not a Uni-brow… It’s Skittles [Video]

Earlier today I was searching the world of the Internet, and we all know you can stumble upon some pretty funny stuff. When I was looking up some old candy commercials on YouTube, I found a pretty recent one from the Skittles company.

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Trampolines Are Fun… Until Someone Gets Hurt [Video]

Is it mean of me to say it is funny to watch people who are trying to be funny and do tricks on trampolines, fall off? Well, then I guess I'm mean. People know the risk of doing stupid things on a trampoline, and if they get hurt, I want to watch it... at least on video and if I do not know them.

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Normanack, Flickr.
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No Work, All Play, Adoption Day!

This coming Tuesday, August 28th, the Humane Society of West Michigan will be hosting a very special adoption day called the “NO WORK, ALL PLAY, ADOPTION DAY!”

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My Restaurant Week Experience – CitySen Lounge

I have been talking about it all week on my show, and I wanted to write about. I had to go back one more time to the CitySen Lounge in the City Flats Hotel, on Monroe Center in Grand Rapids,  because I wanted to make sure the experience was the same.

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Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation

Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world.

That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind. And she plans to. But she is also using a good chunk of the cash — $100,000 — to set up the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.

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Oklahoma Kindergartener Banned From Wearing Michigan Shirt To School

A little boy in Oklahoma City, OK was recently made to go behind a tree and turn his shirt inside out before he would be allowed to enter school. What about this kid's shirt was so offensive? Well, it was a University of Michigan shirt, of course. What?

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Ivan Pope, Flickr
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What’s the Biggest Health Problem Facing Kids? — Survey of the Day

It’s probably safe to say that kids these days aren’t as healthy as youngsters have been in the past.

But of all the health risks that children of the 21st century face, which poses the biggest threat?

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Category: Family/Kids, Health
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Tiger Day At John Ball Zoo

Channel 95-7 will be broadcasting live at John Ball Zoo Wednesday starting at 11 am for Tiger Day at the Zoo. John Ball Zoo is attempting to bring a world class Tiger exhibit to Grand Rapids in 2014, and Wednesday we kick off that campaign.

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JCPenney Offers Free Haircuts for Kids in August

JCPenney is offering free haircuts to kids for the whole month of August to help out during the back-to-school season.

Kids kindergarten through sixth-grade are eligible for the free haircut at any JCPenney Hair Salon. You don't need a coupon or anything, parents should just mention the free haircut when scheduling the appointment.

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