Posted December 24, 2017 at 08:30 AM | Updated December 24, 2017 at 08:32 AM Happy Crossing Guard edit 01.JPG Photos and text by Cory Morse | MLive.com GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Remember the Westside crossing guard Brenda Dobbs?
Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the WorldBrian Wells looks at a Brazilian Christmas tree with his daughter, Amelia, 5, at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. Amelia said she liked the tree because of the masks and candy. From the display: "Masks are worn during parades commemoration the month-long, end-of-the-year festivals celebrated in Brazil called Folia de Reis (rural festival) and Congada (city festival)." They are from Grand Rapids. (Cory Morse | MLive.com)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A crowd lined the drenched streets of downtown Grand Rapids for the annual Art Van Santa Parade on Saturday, Nov. 18. Even though it was wet, rain held off throughout the duration of the parade that moves along Monroe Ave. NW, between Michigan Ave. and Fulton St. W. A West Michigan tradition of more than 100 years, it was originally designed to bring people downtown to kickoff holiday shopping.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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