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Amway Family Fireworks Return to Downtown Grand Rapids July 2nd

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 2 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

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This Memorial Day Don’t Forget the Military Animals who Served so Bravely

Military service animals have a longstanding history of taking care of our service men and women overseas without complaining even a titter. Maybe that’s because they don’t speak English, or maybe it’s because they’re the best darn soldiers the military has ever seen. Either way, they’re not only adorable little tramps, they’re also brave animals who risked life and limb to take care of the people that they loved.

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Dolly Parton Playing Grand Rapids This August

Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced summer 2016 tour dates, including Grand Rapids!

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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GRPS Summer Food Showcase to Provide Info about Free Summer Meals

During the school year, thousands of Grand Rapids Public School students are provided with free meals. Meals they might not have if it weren't for the school progam.  But, what happens when school is out for the summer? Do they go hungry? Not to worry, its handled.

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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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The Music of Simon and Garfunkel Coming to Van Singel Fine Arts Center

The Van Singel Fine Arts Foundation presents one of Van Singel's favorite groups, Glenn Bulthuis and Friends, returning on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m. to perform the "Music of Simon and Garfunkel". Glenn and his 12 piece band will play 26 Simon and Garfunkel classics.

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Drive to Stamp Out Hunger is This Saturday

This Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year.

Saturday, May 14, letter carriers here in West Michigan and around the country will be going door to door collecting food for local hunger-relief charities. In Grand Rapids, that food will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan.

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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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Hundreds Of Tropical Butterflies Displayed At The New Natural History Museum Exhibition
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GRPS Students Visit Lake Michigan Because of a Unique Business Partnership

It began as a conversation three years ago between a local company and officials from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). And, it sparked a unique partnership that the school district says serves as an inspiration for other businesses to get involved in enlightening inner city school children. And, the result of the meeting between Open Systems Technologies (OST) and GRPS?  Eleven field trips this Spring to Lake Michigan’s Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon and Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven for nearly 700 fifth graders from 9 GRPS schools.

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What are you Doing for Mother’s Day Tomorrow?

Tomorrow? Mother's Day! You didn't forget, did you?

Hopefully not. Whether you're treating you mom, or in husband cases, wife, it's going to cost. But, isn't that money well spent? Of course it is.

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May is Trauma Awareness Month and Blood is Needed to Save Lives

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross is hoping eligible donors will give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies, especially here in West Michigan.

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