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Grand Rapids Triathlon Director Appointed to National Board

Andy Vidro has made his mark in the triathlon community at both a local and national level. Co-Director of the Grand Rapids Triathlon and Michigan Titanium Triathlon, he is getting Grand Rapids noticed. The GR Tri, has been chosen three times now to host a National Championship Event by USA Triathlon, bringing over $2MM in economic impact to the community.

Now, Andy has been given the honor of being appointed to the USA Triathlon National Board of Race Directors. This select group of race directors contribute to the success of triathlon and help to build the momentum of the sport. Andy is one of only three level 2 race directions in Michigan with his co-directors, Ann Vidro and Doug Tuttle being the other two.

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Courtesy GRandJazzFest
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Great Jazz Coming Back in August With GRandJazzFest

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, this Aug. 20 and 21, for the fifth annual festival. The popular family-friendly festival, which attracted more than 10,000 people last year, is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival. The two-day festival will again be free because of Presenting Sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.

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Here Come the Chickens

The chickens are coming...the chickens are coming!

Yes, the Chickens are back, as Gilda’s LaughFest, announced they’ll attempt to take back the Guinness World Record for ”Largest Rubber Chicken Toss!”

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Star Gazing With the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Star gazing at the Grand Rapids Public Museum can be very exciting. One would think you would be sitting in a comfortable seat in the Chafee Planetarium watching a spectacular show. But noooooooo, not this time.

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Def Leppard Announce Grand Rapids Date of SummerTour with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

Saturday, July 9 is the date to catch another fabulous show at VanAndel Arena.

Def Leppard have just announced they will return to the road this summer for an extensive tour across North America due to overwhelming demand...

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Hospitals Struggle To Treat High Number Of EHEC Patients
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Gilda’s Club, Michigan Blood, Blue Care Network Hosting Blood Drives

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the fourth year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held Monday, February 29 and Thursday, March 3.

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Civic Theatre Announces a Whopper of a new Season Beginning in September

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, one of the top local, amateur theatre company's in the US, has had, and continues to present, a fabulous season of musicals and plays. Far from over, the current season continues with Sister Act, opening this Friday night for a months run. As they finish out the 2015-16 season with Freckle Face Strawberry, for the kids, Caroline or Change opening in June, and the School of Theatre Arts, Summer Repertory performances of Into the Wods, Jr. and Sideways Stories from Wayside School, they are already planning for next season.

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Women's Resource Center
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Women’s Resource Center Pillar Award Winners Announced

Women's Resource Center just announced the winners of the 2016 Pillar Awards. The award goes to employers who are empowering the women in their workplace through progressive and inclusive practices to improve the recruitment, retention and advancement of working women.

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Courtesy Civic Theatre
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Sister Act, The Musical, Opens at Civic Theatre Next Friday

Who didn't like Sister Act, the movie with Whoopi Goldberg. In fact Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, were great movies, and were rated as two of the top comedies in movies, ever! They spawned Sister Act, The Musical, and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has the pleasure on presenting it for a months run, opening next Friday night, February 26.

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Grand Rapids Boat Show Open This Wednesday at DeVos Place

It's back for it's 71st year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show! The broadest array of power boats ever…almost 5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes, are at the show this weekend!

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West Michigan Golf Show This Weekend at DeVos Place

Here's a breaking news bulletin: local weathermen are forecasting perfect weather inside DeVos Place for the West Michigan Golf Show. For 28 consecutive years the Show’s never missed a tee time for winter-weary golfers needing a touch of spring—even if it’s indoors February 12-14 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids

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Netflix Documentary “Making a Murderer” Attorneys Coming to DeVos Performance Hall

An evening of conversation with two of the most compelling figures featured in the Netflix documentary, ‘Making a Murderer,' makes its way to Grand Rapids on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM in DeVos Performance Hall.

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