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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle Starts Friday!

We have officially entered the month of December and that means a bunch of winter activities to look forward to.

Ice skating is obviously one of the favorites and this Friday, 12/2, ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids will open for the season...

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Apartments for the Middle Class Planned in Downtown Grand Rapids [Video]

There has been, and continues to be, a lot of construction for new apartments in Downtown Grand Rapids but for the most part they're either luxury apartments with a higher rent or apartments only available to low-income renters...

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New Sports Bar to Open in Grand Rapids

A new sports bar is expected to open this winter in Grand Rapids.

The Blue Moose Sports Pub will replace the now-shut-down Cascade Sports Bar & Grill on 28th Street, in the Cascade Center plaza.

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Two Michigan Cities Make Top 5 of Best Beer Cities in America

The website, Infogroup, looked at metro cities in the U.S. and ranked the top 10 cities for beer and wine. Two cities in Michigan made the top 5 for beer.

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Jimmy John’s in Grand Rapids is Having $1 Subs Today!

Jimmy John's on 629 Michigan Street NE is having their grand opening today (Thursday) so to celebrate they are selling $1 subs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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$5,000 is Hidden Somewhere in Grand Rapids, Will YOU Find It?

A treasure hunt is about to begin in Grand Rapids and YOU can be a part of it!

Somewhere in the metro area of Grand Rapids is $5,000 waiting to be found...

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SAT College Exams To Undergo Major Changes
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Two Grand Rapids Schools Make ‘Top 10′ for SAT Scores in MI

This past spring marked the first time that Michigan high school juniors had to take the SAT's. Prior to, it's always been the ACT's, But the results for the first SAT scores in Michigan have been released by the Department of Education...

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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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Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Delights Spectators In NYC
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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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