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2017 is One Of The Warmest Winters In West Michigan History

On average, the winter of 2017 has been one of the warmest winters in West Michigan history.  Will the trend continue?  

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When Vanity Plates Are Genius

Some people get vanity plates to feed their ego.  Others, to showcase how clever they think they are.  Then...there are those with a plan!

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Dana Marshall
Dana Marshall
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The Worst Potholes In West Michigan

This very deep pothole can be found at Stadium Dr and Parkview in Kalamazoo.  But that's not the deepest hole this weather has caused in West Michigan.

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Continuing A Benson Family Tradition

Over 100 years ago, my grandfather started this family tradition in the (c)old country. First snowfall of the season, he'd run outside barefooted in the snow.

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Another Blast of Snow; 5-9 Inches Expected Sunday

Expect another blast of snow and winter weather on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of West Michigan through early Monday morning.

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MichRIC via Realtor.com
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This ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ House For Sale in Grand Rapids is Basically a 1970s Time Capsule

Looking for a homestead, but want to be close to the city? Want a house with character? Like the Retro look and windows? We have the perfect house for you!

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When Was The Olympic Torch Last Seen In Michigan?

The Olympic torch passed through Michigan during the summer games in 1996 and again during the winter games of 2002

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See The Abandoned Putter’s Fun Center From A Drone’s Point Of View

Putter's Fun Center in Portage, Michigan was the go to place for games and Mini Golf on South Westnedge for years. Then, at the end of the 2014 summer season, they decided not to reopen. Here is a peek at what is left. 

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One Of The Best Things About Summer In West Michigan-Farm Stands

I got to relive some childhood memories yesterday. Kathy and I were on our way to the lake, and stopped to get gas and there it was, a roadside farm stand filled with tomatoes, peaches and so many more veggies and fruit.

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Did You Ever Think You’d Ever See This Again In The Middle Of Summer?

A few years ago, I had pretty much resigned myself to ridiculous gasoline prices - especially in the summer months. So, for everyone like me, can you believe this?

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