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Bonnie the Chicken
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Kent County Youth Fair Open Monday in Lowell [Audio]

The Kent County Youth Fair will be going Hog Wild this year when it opens next week in Lowell, and Bonnie the chicken came in to tell me all about it.

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Courtesy Downtown GR
Courtesy Downtown GR
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Grandwich 2014 Contest Announces Top 10

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Neighborhood Ventures announced the top 10 finalists who will compete to win the title of Grandwich 2014.

On July 8, over 30 restaurants entered their sandwich creations into a competition to determine the best Grand Rapids sandwich of 2014

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces it’s Fifth Anniversary Dates

As fast a this summer seems to be going, March, 2015 will be tomorrow!  But, seriously folks, March, 5 - 15, 2015 will be the 10 funniest days of March, as the nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced this morning that those are the dates for their fifth anniversary and laughter. 

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle)
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Rocky Picture Horror Show is This Weeks Movie at the Movies in the Park Series

This Friday, July 25, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks welcome “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as the fourth film of the Movies in the Park series. The movie will be shown at Ah-Nab-Awen Park using a 3-story screen.

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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(Photo by Mannie Garcia/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mannie Garcia/Getty Images)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Courtesy JDRF Michigan Great Lakes West
Courtesy JDRF Michigan Great Lakes West
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JDRF Rundraiser is Tonight at Sietsema Orchards

Tonight, Friday, July 18, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF, is holding their Second Annual JDRF Fundraiser "Ride for the Cure" and to sponsor Pete & Sarah's 100 Mile Ride through Death Valley on October 18th.

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Courtesy of Salvation Army
Courtesy of Salvation Army
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Rock the Block: The Salvation Army Giving Away Bicycle Helmets Saturday in Grand Rapids

This Saturday, The Salvation Army will Rock the Block when it partners with Grand Rapids Bicycle Company to give away nearly 300 bicycle helmets and also celebrate the Fulton Heights Corps Community Center's annual block party.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Fourth Annual Summer Craft Beer Festival: July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids

The Summer Craft Beer Festival is returning.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival is 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, and is co-sponsored by 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7, 98.7 WFGR, 100.5 The River and 1410 AM The Touch.

At Summer Craft Beer Festival, enjoy samples of more than 100 beers, ciders and mead from some of the country’s best craft breweries -- currently at about four dozen confirmed and still counting!

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(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Commemoration of President Gerald R. Ford’s Birthday to be Held on July 14

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum are once again joining together to commemorate the life and legacy of President Gerald R. Ford, Monday, July 14.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Tyler Howe, The Campanellis, Upstage Crew Bring Their Tunes to Summer Craft Beer Festival!

Not only great brews and great food, but great tunes as well are on tap for the Summer Craft Beer Festival on July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids.

Don't miss the live entertainment that will be performing at the fourth Summer Craft Beer Festival! 

Have a listen to all the great bands slated to play!

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Independence Day Weekend Celebration: Amway Family Fireworks

The City of Grand Rapids' Fourth of July got celebrated on the Fifth of July.

And what a festive day it was, part of a two-day celebration for the Independence Day weekend in Grand Rapids.

The Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Saturday brought a 20-minute fireworks celebration for the Independence Day weekend to cap a day full of music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

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