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Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Coming in August

 

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2014 will burst on the scene in August again during the peak of the summer harvest in West Michigan. This year Restaurant Week GR will include 12 days of creative local 3-course menus at over 60 restaurants – from Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 24 – adding an additional day for the event, which since 2010 has been 10 to 11 days.

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Chalk Flood and Street Fair is This Sunday, June 22 Downtown

This coming Sunday, June 22, it's the second annual Chalk Flood and Street Fair along Monroe Center between Ionia Avenue and Division Avenue. Everyone coming downtown gets to decorate the sidewalk and street along these blocks. 6.25 Paper Studio and Gina’s Boutique, two Downtown businesses, will host the event to support the Downtown neighborhood.

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Midwest League All-Star Classic: Tigers Great Willie Horton Appearing; Whitecaps’ Jonathan Crawford Starting Pitcher

For those of my generation, the 1968 Detroit Tigers will always have a special place in our hearts.

So, it was great to see that the star leftfielder from that team, Willie Horton, will be making an appearance at Tuesday's Midwest League All-Star Classic.

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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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Beer is Here! 36th Annual National Homebrewers Conference is in Beer City USA

The 36th annual National Homebrewers Conference, hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, is being held this week at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

And what better place to hold a National Homebrewers Conference than in Beer City USA, where home brewing is alive and well!

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Sun of a Beach…it’s Another Festival This Friday Downtown Grand Rapids

I've been back from Hawaii for a little over a month now, and I'm missing the beach atmosphere already.  I know, all I have to do is go to Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and hit the beach.  We're so lucky to have West Michigan's Gold Coast so close.  But I want a good party, too.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Celebrate a new Home for Habitat for Humanity

GRPS, Grand Rapids Public Schools, have another program to celebrate.

Today, students from the Academy of Design and Construction (ADC) will celebrate the completion of the Habitat for Humanity home they built during the 2013-2014school year.

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Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes; California Chrome 4th

Tonalist sprinted down the stretch and beat Commissioner by a nose to win the thrilling 146th Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday.

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It’s Festival Weekend!

Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

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Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet - Courtesy Arts Council of White Lake
Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet - Courtesy Arts Council of White Lake
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White Lake Guitar Fest in Montague Hosts Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet This Weekend

Here is a fun thing for you to do this weekend.  The the beautiful drive up to Montague and head over the the Howmet Playhouse. The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet is playing there.

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All-New Meteor Shower – Camelopardalid – Will Be Visible Friday Night & Saturday Morning

An all-new meteor shower is expected to happen Friday night and into early Saturday morning. Here is what you need to know about the Camelopardalid meteor shower: 

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Amway co-founder Rich DeVos at Baker Book House Tonight

Amway co-founder Rich DeVos will host a final meet-the-author event to celebrate the release of his fifth book, "Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Co-founder of Amway.” DeVos will greet members of the public this evening, May 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Baker Book House, located at 2768 East Paris Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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