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  • GR Symphony presents: Ragtime, Blues, and All That Jazz

    If ragtime, blues, and jazz dominate your playlist, then you’ll want to perk your ears up for Grand Rapids Symphony’s next set of concerts coming up this weekend. Ragtime, Blues, and All That Jazz will feature the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly roll Morton, Muddy Watters, and B.B. King. Along with the symphony, special guest trumpeter Byron Stripling will be returning to perform for his fourth year at DeVos Performance Hall. Shows will take place at the following times: Friday, […]

  • 3 easy DIY projects to organize your bathroom

    Glass Jars for Storage Before throwing out those salsa or spaghetti sauce jars in the recycling, check out this clever idea! Clean off the labels, paint the lids and either screw or hot glue a drawer know on the top. Voila! Now you have some cute bathroom storage for things like Q-tips, bobby pins, and beyond. Bath Toy Baskets The bathroom bag used for all the kids’ bath toys is always falling down. So why not get an extra tension rod, […]

  • emPower heat and energy program assists people with utility bills

    With temperatures shooting below zero, heating your home has never been more important. However for those struggling to afford their utility or deliverable fuel bills, times can become dire. TrueNorth Community Services’ emPower heat and energy program assists people struggling to afford their utility and deliverable fuels bills in Michigan, helping them strive to become self-sufficient. To receive help from emPower and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) with heat and energy bills, you must first be approved for State Emergency Relief […]

  • Have some indoor fun at the Kids & Family Expo this weekend

    Need some new ideas for indoor fun? Stay out of the cold and give the kids an entire weekend of fun at the Kids and Family Expo at DeVos Place. This family focused community event encourages everyone to engage in family bonding time with physical, educational, and artistic activities. Activities at the expo include a zip line, bounce house, Curiosity Dome, human Foosball, and so many more family-friendly activities. The expo will take place Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

  • Dr. Bitner busts myths about hormone treatments

    Years ago, aging women just had to suffer with their aging bodies and the symptoms that came with it. Now thanks to hormone treatments, women can go through aging and menopause with little to no symptoms. However it’s not a one treatment fits all process. Dr. Diana Bitner, a nationally recognized menopause specialist from Spectrum Health, explains the different types of hormone treatments available, as well as bust the myths behind those treatments. Hormones will make me fat: False, menopause is […]

  • Brighten your smile in less than 5 minutes with Power Swabs

    Did you know the first thing people tend to notice about you is your smile? There’s a way to whiten up those teeth conveniently in your own home. Lifestyle consultant Scott DeFalco talks about Power Swabs, a revolutionary teeth whitening system that can whiten teeth and get rid of stains in less than five minutes. There’s a special deal for Fox 17 Morning Mix viewers. Buy a Power Swabs kit and get 40 percent off your order, plus get free […]

  • Stay warm with indoor events at Soaring Eagle

    With temperatures dropping down to the single digits, we’re all getting Spring Fever! Head to Soaring Eagle Water Park January 25th and 26th for their Spring Fever Weekend.  Crafts include Handprint Flower Bookmarks and paper plate rainbows.  Story time will be followed up by some of our favorite movies which include Trolls and Nut Job. Who’s hungry? Try new flavors in the New Year with Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel’s Tex-Mex family night package! Sundays through Thursdays in the month […]

  • Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for January 23

    1. The first female president for Grand Valley State University takes the helm. Doctor Philemona Mantella will be the first woman president in the University’s 60 year history. Currently she’s a Senior Vice President and the CEO of the Lifelong Learning Network at Northeastern University in Boston, and has a PhD from Michigan State. Her term will begin July 1, and among other topics, Dr. Mantella says her focus will be on the students, keeping Grand Valley affordable,and helping with […]

  • “Give a Quarter Back” campaign returns to raise money for Hospice of Michigan

    Hospice of Michigan launched a campaign to raise money for some much needed funding, and they’re hoping the community is willing to “Give a Quarterback.” The theme of the Give A Quarter Back campaign centers on making donations in increments of $25’s (i.e.: $25, $250, $2,500,etc.), while cleverly playing off football’s quintessential position, the quarterback. As a nonprofit organization, Hospice of Michigan has been committed to a mission of providing quality end-of-life care for all regardless of age, diagnosis, or […]