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Food! Some Yummy Michigan Food Discoveries

Food, good food, is a big part of my life. Sometimes, too big, but that's a discussion for another time.

I'm not a picky eater, but, I won't just eat anything. I want it good, well prepared, tasty. And, I'm always excited when I find a hidden gem in our city.

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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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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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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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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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Paul McCartney’s “One on One” Tour Shatters Sales Record for Van Andel Arena

Paul McCartney concerts break records wherever they play, and Grand Rapids is no different. The Van Andel Arena McCartney concert broke venue sales records to become the highest grossing show in its 20 year history. It was THE hottest ticket in town!

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Courtesy ArtPrize
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Meijer Gardens to be Big Part of ArtPrize 2016

It's hard to believe, but ArtPrize is nearly here. It opens September 21, and that's not far away. Are you excited? I am, and can't wait to see what the 8th annual competition brings us.

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Logging Festival in Newaygo This Labor Day Weekend

There is a bunch of fun happening in Newyago this holiday weekend, and it just might the thing you're looking for to put a little excitement in your Labor Day weekend. It's the 38th Annual Logging Festival, running September 2nd. 3rd. and 4th.

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Opera Grand Rapids Announces Their Eclectic New Season

Opera Grand Rapids 2016-2017 season certainly features an eclectic mix.  There will be two fully-staged operas, a Vocal Arts Series of intimate operatic concerts, and diverse programming aimed to entice a variety of audiences.

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