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Another Long Standing Grand Rapids Restaurant Announces It’s Closing

Another west side Grand Rapids restaurant is closing after 39 years of business.  The owners of Shawmut Inn, on the corner of Collindale and Lake Michigan Dr...

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Black Flies Have Invaded A Few Ottawa County Beaches

This isn’t good! This weekend is so nice, and perfect for a little beach time along Lake Michigan, but officials in Ottawa County are warning beachgoers of black flies...

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How Much Of The Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse Will West Michigan Experience?

I'm excited about this, in a few weeks, we'll experience something that hasn't happened in the U.S. since 1979, that's 38 years!  Monday, August 21st, America will experience a total eclipse...

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Could You Pass Rob And Christine’s “America” Test?

With the month of “America” wrapping up, (that’s what I think of July, between the 4th, vacations, this year the Made In America rally at the White House, it makes sense that July would be the month of America...

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Blue Dog Tavern Claims 2017 Grandwich Title

The best new sandwich in Grand Rapids is the Juicy Johnny, a loving tribute to the West Side dreamed up by the chefs at the Blue Dog Tavern.

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The Upper Peninsula Gets Some Big Apple Love

In which a New York Times writer spends 36 hours in our Upper Peninsula and finds out what we already knew -- it's breathtakingly beautiful, you're not bothered by things like other people, and it's dirt cheap.

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Just the Tip Tuesday: National Orgasm Day [Video]

Normally, sex is seen as a very *hush hush* type of topic - one that you don't really talk about unless with a group of friends, but sex is OKAY to talk about, especially when it comes to your sexual health...

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Was This The Beginning Of the End For Hot’n’Now?

For me, when Hot'n'Now emerged on the fast food scene in Michigan in the '80s, it's beauty was in its simple menu -- burgers, fries, drinks -- nothing else.

And then came an expanded menu, and soon they were gone.

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Six Stupid Questions People Always Ask Me About Michigan

I've lived on both coasts and there is an honest curiosity about our state that few other states enjoy. We are unique, and that baffles the rest of our country.

Here are the six stupidest questions I've been asked about Michigan.

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Meet Aurora – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

There's no doubt in my mind that Aurora will find her forever home quickly! She is an absolute love who is full of personality and is ready to be adopted from the Humane Society of West Michigan...

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Cast Of AMC's "Low Winter Sun" Q&A With Art House Convergence
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Ann Arbor Is Still The Nation’s Most Educated City, And Grand Rapids Makes The Top 100

Ann Arbor was rated the country's smartest city by the economic web site WalletHub, well ahead of East Lansing and Columbus.

Go Blue with your high IQ!!

And where was Grand Rapids in the ratings? We did very well...for us...

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Michigan Supreme Court Rules You Can Get A DUI In Your Private Driveway

After three years of appeals, the Supreme Court finally issued a ruling on The People of the State of Michigan v Gino Robert Rea, a man who was arrested in his driveway for drunk driving...

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