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Grandwich 2013 Kicks Off In Downtown Grand Rapids

Once again it's that time of year, Grandwich time! I am a bit of a foodie and love this local contest here in Grand Rapids. Each year local restaurants come up with their sandwich that is normally something you wouldn't see anywhere else! Using locally grown food these places come up with some crazy stuff. Do this years contestants have what it takes to win the Grandwich award? Last year one of our favorite places, Skywalk Deli took home the crown... who will it be this year?

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VanAndel Arena
VanAndel Arena
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New Motocross Show Coming to VanAndel Arena

Nuclear Cowboyz®, the world’s most explosive choreographed arena-based freestyle motocross (FMX) touring production is coming to Van Andel Arena on January 24 and 25, 2014 for the first time ever! The highly acclaimed 2014 Nuclear Cowboyz® FMX show features the saga of an allied tribe, the Nuclear Cowboyz, whose sole commitment is to defeat an indestructible evil tyrant and her army in this action-infused freestyle performance of pure danger and raw combat.

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Tossing the Wedding Bouquet can be a lot of fun at Some Weddings (video)

Weddings bring all the traditions along with them, and some are more traditional than others.  But, then again, some are not.

At the reception for example, you have the toasts, speeches, "clanging" of the glasses asking for another kiss, the grooms hunt for the garter, and the tossing of the bouquet.  Ah,ha, the tossing of the bouquet.

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Local Cyclists To Ride ‘Sea to Sea’ for the Poor

Many West Michigan folks are currently cycling more than 3,900 miles across North America with at least 100 other riders, hoping to raise more than $3 million to help the world’s poor. The group is currently cycling through New Mexico.

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Big Celebration Planned for 23rd Anniversary of ADA

It's been 23 years since the signing of the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Disability Advocates are planning a big celebration.

Tuesday, July 23, Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, will be hopping with activity from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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They Paddled 80 Miles Across Lake Michigan for Children in Uganda

The three paddle boarder have accomplished and incredible feat. They finished an 80 mile journey across Lake Michigan, arriving safely in Norton Shores today.

Twenty-three year-old Craig Masselink, his 19-year-old brother Trent and their friend 21-year-old Ginny Melby left McKinley Beach in Milwaukee, on Sunday morning and finished their trek in just under 24 hours.

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WGVU Photos
WGVU Photos
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Governor’s Army Band Playing in Lowell on the 4th

Dubbed “Flags On The Fourth!” Lowell is honored to be the Michigan community chosen to host our state’s official military band this 4th of July.

The Michigan National Guard 126 Army Band, based in Wyoming, takes the stage at the historic Lowell Showboat from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for the 4th Of July musical celebration

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Fireworks Will be Everywhere in West Michigan on the 4th of July

Ahhhh, nothing like the colorful, bombs bursting in air before dawns early light.

Fireworks, and all their glory, will be abundant for the 4th, and I don't mean from every street vendor around town.  I mean the big shows in communities throughout West Michigan.

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Whitecaps Tickets Going for Only $5 for July 4th and 5th Games

Reserved seat tickets for the West Michigan Whitecaps’ July 4th holiday week games will be offered for a very special $5 price for one day only.

Tuesday, July 2nd, fans can purchase tickets to the Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th games for the special price of $5, more than half off the regular $10.50 price. There is a limit of eight tickets per person for this special.

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Blessing of the Animals is Sunday, July 14 at Cascade Township Park

Are you an animal lover who is looking for a fun morning in the park? You are invited to a special “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, July 14th at 9:30am at the pavilion in Cascade Township Park.

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"Griff" of Grand Rapids Griffins
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Bike Races in Downtown Grand Rapids Today are for Kids, Too

The Grand Rapids Griffins’ “Put A Lid On It!” bike helmet program is encouraging kids to participate in a great local bike race this weekend.

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Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images
Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images
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Newt Gingrich Postpones Tomorrow Night’s Talk/Conversation in Grand Rapids

Newt Uncensored! An evening of conversation with Newt Gingrich, originally scheduled for tomorrow night, Friday, June 28 at Devos Performance Hall, has been postponed.

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