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Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids Could Net a New Year’s Eve Prize Package

Ah, Christmas shopping. The hustle and bustle of it all.

I'm pooped just thinking about it.  Which, by the way, I'm going to start my Christmas shopping any day now.

It seems that thousands are at the malls working their way from store to store, all the top chains open and gladly accepting your money.

But what about something local?  What about shopping at the locally-owned shops of Downtown Grand Rapids?

Downtown Grand Rapids once was the destination in West Michigan.

But as malls grew, shoppers moved.  Downtown Grand Rapids had to re-invent itself.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Hosting 13 Artists for ArtPrize

It’s almost that time of year again – ArtPrize!  And, I can't wait.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is gearing up to host the work of thirteen artists, programs and much more for this year’s festival. You'll find great, approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages your curiosity, and a sense of humor. With the museum’s central location and unique resources, the museum offers a not-to-be-missed immersive experience.

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Fallasburg Arts Festival-Dan Mayhew demonstrator
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Annual Fallasburg Arts Festival is Just a few Weeks Away

It began 45 years ago and is still going strong. The Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts is almost here.

LowellArts! is held annually in Fallasburg Park, approximately 20 miles east of Grand Rapids.  Set amid the trees of this historical site, the event features 100 unique fine art and fine crafts booths, food booths, and a children’s craft area.

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Open New Season in September With Sherlock Holmes

I can't wait for this one, because I've been a fan of this fictional character for years.  He's non other than Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective.  He's bringing exciting mystery, intrigue, wit and surprise to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre stage, running September 6 through September 21, 2013

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The Legend of Zelda With the Grand Rapids Symphony Tickets On Sale July 22

If you're a video gamer of any sort, I'm sure you are aware of the game,The Legend of Zelda™.  The game has sold over 62 million copies and has entertained generations with more than 25 years of magic and adventure.

Now, Zelda comes to life at DeVos Performance Hall on October 19th, with the Grand Rapids Symphony.

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Photo courtesy: Grand Haven Tribune
Photo courtesy: Grand Haven Tribune
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Grand Haven Lighthouses Getting Face Lifts

Our beautiful West Michigan lakeshore is a treat to thousands of visitors each year.  And, the State Parks are full most of the time.

When you're in Grand Haven, walking the channel is always fun and relaxing.  Out you go as boats come in from, or go out to, the BIG lake.  And, when you arrive at nearly the end, you find the iconic Lighthouse.

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Kent District Library to Take Your Old American Flags

Many of us have an American Flag, and we display it proudly.  But, after many years, maybe yours is a bit worn, tattered, or even thread bare.

What do you do with an old flag, anyway.  Out of respect, you don't just throw it in the trash, do you?

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Restaurant Week Comes to Rockford March 18 – 23

Rockford-area restaurants are mounting an answer to the culinary zeal bubbling up in Grand Rapids by having their own Rockford Restaurant Week. This six-day, eight-restaurant series will showcase the dazzling variety of the Rockford dining scene while supporting those struggling with hunger in the community.

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Ionia Free Fair Fun July 19-28th!

The Ionia Free Fair is this Thursday and will continue through Saturday, July 28th!  The Fair has been a tradition here in Michigan since 1857 and has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Fairs in the nation.

Over the years lots of big names have graced the Ionia Free Fair stage.  Some of the old timers include  Gabby Hayes, Les Paul, Buster Keaton, Sonny and Cher, and world renowned country artists Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Willie Nelson.

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Grand Rapids Museums FREE 4 ALL Happens Again This Weekend!

It's time for another Grand Rapids FREE 4 All!  A few months ago we you about the first Free 4 All that happened in January, and I am happy to tell you that it was a GREAT success! All of Grand Rapids was invited to take advantage of FREE ADMISSION to  4 Grand Rapids museums in the month of January. The tally at the end of the the very first Free 4 All was 14,000 people.  The second one was just as successful so here comes number three for the museum Free 4 All!

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Last Day To Get Your Entry In For The Reeds Lake Run In East Grand Rapids

Today is the last day to get your registration entry in to compete in the Reeds Lake Run. The run this year will take place on Saturday, June 30th at 8am, Depending on your age and endurance level you can compete in the Kids' Races, the 5K Run & Walk or the 10K Run. All the fun takes place at Reeds Lake, lets hope for beautiful cool weather. Race fees are $25 if you get your entry in by today or $27 if you enter between June 23-28, or $30 if you are a last minute person and enter June 29 & 30. Just tack on an extra $10 if you are running both the 5K & 10K. Your entry fee will include a Reeds Lake Run T-shirt.

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Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Has Moved From November To August

Grand Rapids Restaurant Week has moved from November to August!  I like that!  The weather is still warm, it's a nice break right before the kids go back to school.  November always seemed to be a bit busy what with Thanksgiving and the December holidays.  Experience Grand Rapids VP of Marketing Janet Korn said that last year's Restaurant Week generated between $500,000 and $700,000 in revenue for the 37 downtown restaurants that participated.

The organizers of Restuarant Week Grand Rapids are trying to attract more people from outside of the immediate Grand Rapids area.

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