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Grand Rapids Named One of Best Places in the U.S.A. to Have a Cocktail

Grand Rapids continues to draw attention from around the country for our quality of life, affordability, economy, education, beer, etc. We've heard we are the best place to raise a family, start a business, retire, and so much more. How about best place to have a cocktail?

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Free Comic Book Day is May 6th

Free Comic Book Day is a fun holiday, where you can get a FREE comic book! I love it when the name of a holiday makes it clear what happens. Seriously, what are you supposed to do during "Advent"? But on Free Comic Book Day, you go to a comic book store like Vault of Midnight, and you can get a free comic book!

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Help Us Find West Michigan’s Favorite Brewery

These days, it seems you're never too far from a brewery. But, which of the tons of breweries we have available is West Michigan's favorite? Well, that's what we're trying to find out.

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Grand Rapids #2 Best Food & Beverage Destination in the World

And, the accolades just keep piling up!

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, has announced the winners of the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism, and we are a winner!

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7 Monks Taproom - Grand Rapids via Facebook
7 Monks Taproom - Grand Rapids via Facebook
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Traverse City-Based Taproom is Opening in Grand Rapids This Month!

Add this to the list of "new places I need to drink at" in Grand Rapids.

7 Monks Taproom, a Traverse City-based Gastropub, is opening a new location in Grand Rapids on April 21st...

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How You Can Spend $1,000 Around Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks we're giving you a chance at winning $1,000 twice a day. All you have to do is enter the code word you're given here...

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David Blaine is Bringing Magic to Grand Rapids!

For years you've seen him on TV but now you'll be able to experience the magic in person! Famous magician and illusionist, David Blaine, is going on his first North American tour and is stopping in Grand Rapids...

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Darts and Bars Seem to go Together in Grand Rapids

I was reading an article on a new kind of Dart Board, and wondered if many local bars still have dart boards of their own to entertain customers. The answer I got.....Oh, Yeah! Lots!

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Courtesy GR Retro
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Reed’s Lake “Back in the Day,” in 1946 [Video]

Reed's Lake is just one of the many gems in the Grand Rapids area that makes living here so special. "Back in the day," it was really something special. People from all over would flock to the lake.

Located in East Grand Rapids, we know Reed's Lake today as the home of Roses Restaurant, part of the Gilmore Collection, municipal buildings, a bustling East Grand Rapids downtown, the East Grand Rapids Middle School, the  Grand Rapids Yacht Club, several marinas, and many houses. But, a few...okay, many, years ago, things were very different.

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Peter Perez New President of Grand Rapids Symphony

Since January, longtime symphony advocate and friend Peter Perez has served as interim President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony following Peter Kjome’s departure to become President and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony.

This week, the Board of Directors asked Mr. Perez to become the permanent President of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and he said yes!

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Jim Harryman Facebook post
Jim Harryman Facebook post
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Bozo’s Big Top Brings Back a lot of Memories

Here is more classic "live and local" TV from years past, and it's non other than Bozo the Clown!

Bozo's Big Top ran for many, many years on WZZM TV13, and was a part of so many children and their families lives. Who doesn't remember being on the Bozo Show and in the Peanut Gallery.

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Grand Rapids is Ranked as a Great St. Patrick’s Party City

Wallethub does a lot of studies on cities and they always have Grand Rapids scored well in their results, which we love. They've done another study on the best cities for celebrating St. Patrick's Day, and guess what? We're in the top 20! Because we're awesome!

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