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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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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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$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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“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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World's Largest Food Truck Rally 2016
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The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally Was Filling, Fun, and Delicious

Saturday, September 17th, Townsquare Media and Ionia Free Fair hosted The World's Largest Food Truck Rally at the Ionia Free Fairgrounds. Thank you to all the amazing people who came out to enjoy a huge variety of great foods, drinks, desserts...we are still stuffed 24 hours later!

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Dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Museum — 35 Years Ago!

Grand Rapids was buzzing with excitement back in 1981 leading up to the September 18, 1981 dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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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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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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By:Alex Wong Getty Images News
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You Can Win FREE Chick-fil-A for a YEAR!

Michigan residents have been ecstatic since finding out that we were going to get Chick-fil-A and in multiple locations! We've been anxiously waiting and pretty soon the wait will be over...

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Bobby Guy/Townsquare Media
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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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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and Scout Salute at Ford Museum This Weekend

Grand Rapids is proud to be hosting the "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit again this year, at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.  Beginning today at 2:30 p.m., through Sunday, September 11, the exhibit will be open to the public in the parking lot of the museum. And,  in addition, it is the 15th Annual Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute on Sunday.

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The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally is Coming Soon to West Michigan

The food trucks are coming! 100.5 The River and Ionia Free Fair are bringing the World's Largest Food Truck Rally to the Ionia Fairgrounds on September 17th! Every kind of food you can think of or crave will be there, including desserts to complete your meal!

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