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Griffin Fans Excited Dan Cleary is Signed and the new Season Opens October 14

There's good news and excitement in Hockey Town - West this weekend. The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday signed veteran forward Dan Cleary to a one-year contract.

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Dixie Anderson Receiving High Honor in New York

Congratulations to our own Dixie Anderson!  She will be in rare company when she accepts a distinguished award this month from the Foreign Policy Association.

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Augustine Songco/UICA
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ArtPrize Artist Whose Work Was Stolen in 2015 Returns with Positive Attitude and New Work

Do you remember the artist in ArtPrize 2015 whose work was literally dismantled, stolen, by the public last year?

He was Jeffrey Augustine Songco, and he's back with a new work.

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"Moxxi"/Humane Society of West Michigan
"Moxxi"/Humane Society of West Michigan
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Moxxi is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Moxxi the dog is our special pet of the week.

Andy Rent talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Andy Rent
Andy Rent
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I Felt Like a Tourist in My Own Town

Have you ever taken the time to experience parts of Grand Rapids as a tourist would? It really gives you a new appreciation for how great our city is.

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“All Aboard!” The Pumpkin Train is About to Depart

 

It's just about time for the train to leave the station. I mean the annual famous Pumpkin Train of the Coopersville & Marne Railway.

Next weekend, and through October, the famous train rides the rails on Saturdays, September 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th and on Sundays September 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Departure times vary by day and date, so check the web site at www.MiTRAIN.net for details. The friendly Conductor will call “All Aboard” at 20 minutes before each departure.

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ArtPrize Eight is Almost Here

Are you ready? Are you ready for some incredible art, crowds, fun and excitement?

ArtPrize 8 is but days away and the excitement kicks off next week with the opening the 2016 most-attended public art event on the planet!

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Holland’s Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival Makes for Exciting Weekends

Much fun and celebration of the Latino culture is this weekend and next in Holland, during  the 16th Annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival (Tulips in spanish).

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Franciscan Life Process Center
Franciscan Life Process Center
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It’s Time to Run With the Nuns

It's time, once again, to Run from....errr....wait a minute, With, the Nuns.

Seriously, the second annual, very fun, Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run/Walk is fast approaching on Saturday, October 1st. It will be through the rolling hills of the Franciscan Life Process Center 230-acre property. This unique race will feature seven live music stations along a 3.1 mile loop that winds through meadows and woods near the peak of autumn in West Michigan.

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"Carson"/Humane Society of West Michigan
"Carson"/Humane Society of West Michigan
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Carson is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Carson the dog is our special pet of the week.

Andy Rent talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Does Anybody Work at Target?

Okay, my headline, Does Anybody Work at Target, is a bit facetious, but let me set up this story.

My wife Kathy and I were out shopping Saturday, and stopped at Target for a few things. As we were finding what we needed, I was struck by the fact that I hadn't seen a single  "red-shirted" target employee. At the check out, for sure, but not in the rest of the store and isles. I wanted to find an umbrella, so began looking for someone to ask where they might be. It was a long trip.

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Andy Rent
Andy Rent
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What’s Better Than an Accordion Player Serenading you at Dinner

We're blessed with a wealth of fine restaurants in Grand Rapids, and it's always difficult to choose between them all. That is, unless you want some sure-fire fun with your meal, like an accordion.

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