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4 Unique Options at 2017 Grand Rapids Lenten Fish Fries

Thousands will enjoy Grand Rapids-area fish fries on Fridays through Lent. Most fish fries include fried fish, cole slaw, rolls and baked potatoes or french fries.

Take a closer look and you'll find non-tradition fish options, special family pricing, kids menu items and even a drive-thru.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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The Ultimate Grand Rapids Lenten Fish Fry Guide

Lent has begun and thousands of West Michigan Catholics will observe the Lenten practice of abstaining from meat each Friday until Easter while many parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids will host Friday fish fries.

View our guide to Lenten fish fries in Grand Rapids with times, prices, menus and maps.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Courtesy Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Civic Theatre Announces Their New Season

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre was founded in 1925 and has been both the anchor of and the gateway to live theatre in Grand Rapids for more than 92 years. That tradition continues in full force with the announcement of the 2017-2018 season line-up.

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Noah Kowalczyk
YouTube: via Noah Kowalczyk
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Tears and Hugs as Coopersville HS Students and Teachers Reveal Who Inspires Them [Video]

Coopersville High School students were asked to name a teacher that inspires them and makes them want to come to school. Teachers were asked to choose a student that inspires them to come to work every day.

Students and teachers were full of smiles and tears as they shared and listened to each others comments.

The video will have you smiling and crying too.

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"The Alan Spammell"/West Michigan Whitecaps
"The Alan Spammell"/West Michigan Whitecaps
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Whitecaps Adding New Food at Fifth Third Ballpark and You get to Pick

Pass the Tums because it's time once again to add some new food to the Whitecaps ballpark menu, and us fans get to pick it again this year. How about some fried Spam with Mac and Cheese and bacon on a bun? Mmmmmm...!

The West Michigan Whitecaps, along with their partner Zeeland Food Services, Inc., makers of Zoye Premium Vegetable Oil, are ready for the fans to have their say! The eighth-annual fan voting contest to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight started yesterday, and runs through Friday, March 3rd.

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Flu Outbreak Continues In Bay Area
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Flu Levels Skyrocketing in Michigan

This week's flu report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows a dramatic increase in reports of the flu across Michigan.

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Andy Rent
Andy Rent
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New Donut Shop is Totally Unique, and, Killer Delicious

I literally stumbled on a new donut shop in town call the Donut Conspiracy. I had to meet a friend and they said to meet them at the shop, which I had never heard of before. It's located off the East Beltline near the Knapp's Corner Meijer store, in the strip mall next to it, sort of behind Wendy's. I'm telling you, if you go in there, you may not come out alive.

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Courtesy Whitecaps Baseball
Courtesy Whitecaps Baseball
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Baseball is Back and Special Whitecaps Tickets go on Sale Today

The countdown is on for the 2017 baseball season! The first signs of spring are appearing in the baseball world, as pitchers and catchers reported for spring training yesterday, and the Whitecaps front office is getting ready to put tickets on sale for the 24th season of baseball at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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GVSU Offers Free Tuition to Students From Detroit

Grand Valley State University is making it easier for Detroit high school students to attend GVSU.

Last week, GVSU President Thomas J. Haas signed papers in Detroit making the university a full partner in the Detroit Promise.

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join A Demonstration Against Bloomberg's Proposed School Closings
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U.S. Rep. Amash Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish Department of Education

A bill introduced today, by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, (R-MI) and six others, would abolish the federal Department of Education.

The bill is one page long and says, "the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

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Andy Rent/ Eric Chaitin/Jim Bultema
Andy Rent/ Eric Chaitin/Jim Bultema
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Another New Restaurant Opens in Grand Rapids and it’s a Gem

I had the pleasure of "hanging out" with two of my favorite people Thursday night. Executive Chef and partner, Eric Chaitin and his partner, Jim Bultema, have opened the new Matchbox Diner & Drinks restaurant, formerly the Brandywine, on Lake Drive in Eastown, and it's a gem.

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Courtesy GRPM
Courtesy GRPM
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Kent County Residents Getting Special Benefits at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Remember last years millage request and vote to support the Grand Rapids Public Museum and John Ball Zoo? Well, it passed with the help of loyal supporters, and now we get to reap the benefits!

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