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Wendy Reed

Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make.
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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces Full Summer Concert Series Lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced another impressive lineup for this year's Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series.

This year, the Grand Rapids series is bringing in many big names from across the music industry.

The 30-show lineup, which will include a special 20th anniversary concert, will feature artists like The Steve Miller Band; Harry Connick, Jr.; Vince Gill; The Beach Boys & The Temptations; Under the Sun Tour featuring: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker & Eve 6; Styx and Tony Bennett.

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Tanger Outlets Announces Several Stores Coming to New West Michigan Location

Tons of well known brands are coming to Tanger Outlets' new West Michigan under construction in Byron Township.

The retail center is being built near U.S. 131 and 84th Street SW in Byron Center, and the grand opening is scheduled for July 31.

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images
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Harry Connick, Jr., Coming to Frederik Meijer Gardens on August 2

This afternoon, Harry Connick, Jr., announced his summer concert tour, which includes a date here in West Michigan!

The tour includes a stop in Grand Rapids at Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Aug. 2.

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Denis Raev/ThinkStock
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Tanger Outlets to Open Grand Rapids Location in July

Tanger Outlets has announced the opening of its new location in West Michigan.

According to its website, the new outlet center will have its grand opening in July 2015. An exact date hasn’t been announced.

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Fire Breaks out at Grand Rapids’ Red Ball Jet Cafe

UPDATE (11:00 a.m.) The Gilmore Collection (owners of Red Ball Jet Cafe) posted to Facebook to assure their customers that Red Jet is fine and will soon reopen following a Thursday morning fire.

The fire broke out at around 8:00 a.m. at the Red Ball Jet Cafe on Plainfield Avenue. The restaurant was not open for business at the time.

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Photo courtesy of Grand Valley State University
Photo courtesy of Grand Valley State University
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Fire Reported at Apartments Near Grand Valley State University

Crews from multiple fire departments are responding to a fire at an apartment complex just off-campus at Grand Valley State University.

The fire began around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at 4932 West Campus Drive in Allendale.

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