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The Top 10 Finalists for Grandwich – Did Your Favorite Make the List?

If you had the opportunity to try some of the Grandwich entries this year and had a favorite you voted for, hopefully it was enough to push that restaurant into the top 10...

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City High Middle School Ranked #3 in the State by U.S. News & World Report

More honors are coming Grand Rapids Public Schools way, this time from U.S. News and World Report.

In February, I reported that Grand Rapids Public Schools City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in the state on Bridge Magazine’s list of “2015 High School Academic State Champs”.

Now, City High Middle school has been ranked the #3 high school in the state of Michigan by U.S. News and World Report. It is the #1 high school in West Michigan and #47 in the nation, according to the report.

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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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The 5 Best Places For French Fries in Grand Rapids

Where can you get the best fries in Grand Rapids? We did the research so you don't have to.

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Rockford High School Marching Band Selected to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade [Video]

Out of about 200 applicants, Rockford was one of ten marching bands that were chosen to represent their respective states in the parade.

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Spring Break can be Full of Fun Here at Home

Spring break is just a week away and I'll bet your kids are chomping at the bit to be "released!" Some of you may be going to warmer places, exotic destinations, etc., but many will stay home, and that's not all bad, because there is plenty to do here at home. Here are some cool suggestions.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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City High Middle School Ranked #1 in Michigan

A big CONGRATULATIONS, and WELL DONE, to Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Grand Rapids Public Schools City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in the state on Bridge Magazine’s list of “2015 High School Academic State Champs”.

City is one of just 44 schools earning the state champ title. Schools were ranked based on the percent of students who are college and career ready according to ACT scores in math, English, reading, and science. The list is adjusted for student poverty levels.

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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in West Michigan

As we approach Valentine's Day many of us are looking for the perfect place to book a romantic dinner for our significant other.

Last week, OpenTable revealed the '100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America' and two Michigan restaurants made the list...

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Grand Rapids Named Best City to Invest in Housing in 2016

Grand Rapids has raked in another honor!

Recently topping the list for Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016, GR has also been named by Forbes the No. 1 City to Invest in Housing in 2016

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2015 Halloween Activities For You (& Your Family)

Halloween is right around the corner! Here are some great Halloween activities (some for families, some for adults only) that you can check out this year!

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