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Eating Out is Expensive, But Your Kids can Eat Free, or Cheap, at These West Michigan Restaurants

There is a great website, Grand Rapids Kids, that covers all things, well, kids. One of the best things they cover is how, or where, to feed your kids for FREE, or at least cheap.

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Be a Real Sherlock Holmes at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) just announced a cool new experience opening this summer, the Puzzle Room: Quest for Conviction. The Puzzle Room will give groups one hour to search a simulation of the Museum's Archives, solving puzzles, finding clues and creating a display of evidence to achieve conviction.

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2017 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival [Photos]

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival is drawing hundreds of spectators to Byron Township this weekend. Take a look at some of the chalk art before, during and after completion.

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Child Missing in Michigan Mom’s Last-Day-of-School Photo And Every Parent Can Relate

Every parent has been there. The school bus is minutes from arrival and something that should be routine turns into an emergency and a last-second scramble to avoid missing the bus.

One mother was forced to take the traditional last-day-of-school photo without her child in the frame due to circumstances every parent has seen before.

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Reeds Lake Run Next Weekend

The 39th Annual Huntington Reeds Lake Run is approaching fast, next weekend, actually. Thousands of runners, walkers handcyclists, wheelchair racers and dog walkers, yes, I said dog walkers, will test themselves on the banks of Reeds Lake, next Saturday, June 24.

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
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West Michigan Chalk Art Festival is This Weekend

The 2017 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival is Friday and Saturday in Byron Center.

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Watch ‘The Sandlot’ at Byron Township’s Movies in the Park on Saturday

Summer means baseball and getting outdoors. Byron Township has an opportunity to relax and enjoy both while watching The Sandlot on Saturday, June 10.

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New West Side Playground to be Built, Needs Volunteers and Donations

A new playground is set to be built on the west side of Grand Rapids on June 16. The playground is coming to the site of the former Pulaski Park. Volunteers are needed to help build the park and donations are needed to build a trail.

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WICKED Tickets Going on Sale June 15

WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will make its Grand Rapids premiere on the DeVos Performance Hall stage October 18- November 5. Tickets for the 3-week run will go on sale Thursday, June 15!

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Meijer Garden’s Summer Concerts Kick off Sunday and You Can Still Buy Tickets

Still looking for something to do this weekend? As if there's nothing going on. Festival, the Griffins, and so much more.

Here's another. The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens, officially kicks off tomorrow Sunday, June 4th, with Replay America, featuring Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and Taylor Dayne in the Ultimate 80s Tour! And, tickets are still available!

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Best Activities for Kids at Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts

The 48th annual Festival of the Arts is this weekend in Grand Rapids!

Festival opens at noon on Friday and runs until 6PM on Sunday.

Take look at our guide for kids and enjoy Festival 2017!

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Who Remembers Bill Knapp’s?

I do, that's for sure. The fried chicken, meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, mmmm, special soups, and, ahhhh, the chocolate cake. What a meal.

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