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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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Summertime Hits with Grand Rapids Symphony at D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops [Audio]

It's "Summertime Hits" tonight and Friday night, July 24 and 25, at the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops with the Grand Rapids Symphony!

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Michigan State Little League Championship: Byron Township vs. Midland [Live Stream Video/Updates]

Michigan Little League State Final: Byron Township vs. Midland on WZZM-13

 

Byron Township versus Midland in the Michigan state Little League (Majors) tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds hosted by Roosevelt Park on Wednesday, July 23.

The game time is 10 a.m., and you can watch the live streaming video right here from our news-gathering partner, WZZM-13.

Go Byron Township!

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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live Via Twitter, Instagram on 100.5 The River

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 100.5 The River.

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Celebration on the Grand’s July 4th [Video]

It's a weekend-long party in Grand Rapids, and it all starts with the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand on Friday, the Fourth of July!

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Michael Valdez, ThinkStock
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Independence Day Weekend Fireworks and Activities in West Michigan – 2014

Independence Day weekend will bring many opportunities to celebrate and enjoy fireworks in West Michigan in 2014.

Take a look at our list and have a great Independence Day weekend!

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Whitecaps put All-Star Classic Autographed Jerseys up for Auction

Are you a collector?  Do you like sports memorabilia? Well, you're in luck!

Game-worn jerseys of future MLB stars from the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Classic are going up for auction. They're all autographed and are going up for auction at milbauctions.com, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting charity.

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Sun of a Beach…it’s Another Festival This Friday Downtown Grand Rapids

I've been back from Hawaii for a little over a month now, and I'm missing the beach atmosphere already.  I know, all I have to do is go to Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and hit the beach.  We're so lucky to have West Michigan's Gold Coast so close.  But I want a good party, too.

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Capt. Richard Phillips Talks with 100.5 The River’s Tom Cook [Video]

Capt. Richard Phillips is in Grand Rapids today.

Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; and his heroics were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2013 film "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks.

Tonight, he is the keynote speaker for Davenport University's Excellence in Business Dinner Gala, a black-tie fund-raiser for Davenport University Foundation student scholarship funds, at DeVos Place.

This morning, he spent time with me on 100.5 The River. I was filling in for Andy Rent on the "Andy Rent Show" along with guest host Tim Harris. Andy is currently on vacation in Hawaii, where he's on a group tour with YMT Vacations and listeners of 100.5 The River.

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Changes in ArtPrize Voting Structure will give Music Entries a Strong Chance to Win ArtPrize Awards

 

St. Cecilia Music Center will continue its role as the Official ArtPrize Music Hub in 2014. St. Cecilia will once again award its own prize money to musical entries with five different genre prizes. Along with the chance for the $2,000 SCMC award, the changes in ArtPrize 2014 voting structure gives music a spotlight for public vote and jury vote awards.

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
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Michael Buble Returning to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on July 25

Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé returns to Grand Rapids with an 8 p.m. EST show at Van Andel Arena on Friday, July 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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Broadway Grand Rapids Announces Exciting 2014-15 Season

2014-15 is going to be another exciting season for Broadway Grand Rapids as some Tony Award winning show will on the DeVos Performance Hall stage.

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