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Photo courtesy of Downtown Market Grand Rapids
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Slows Bar B Q Coming to Grand Rapids

This afternoon, Downtown Market Grand Rapids announced that Slows Bar B Q is coming to Downtown Market.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens
Frederik Meijer Gardens
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Drone Flyover Gives Early Look at Frederik Meijer Garden’s Japanese Garden [Video]

The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is set to open to the public on June 13, 2015.

A drone flyover gives us an early look at what's to come.

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It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, with a theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.”  There are many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fury’ Rages Past ‘Gone Girl’

Brad Pitt's new World War II drama 'Fury' opened at number at the box office and has officially defined what this October has been about: long, R-rated movies featuring huge movie stars bucking the usual trends and out-grossing their family friendly competition. Between this and 'Gone Girl,' it looks like grown adults are heading to their multiplex more than ever these days.

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Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images for Ironman
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Grand Rapids Chosen to Host 2015 National Triathlon Event

USA Triathlon announced the Grand Rapids Triathlon, presented by Huntington Bank and Amway Corporation, has been chosen to host the 2015 Clydesdale and Athena National Championships for the Sprint, Olympic and Long-Course distances. This comes after an in depth study by the USAT of thousands of top triathlons across the country.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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‘Focus’ Trailer: Sneak Peak at Will Smith’s, Margot Robbie’s Con-Man Romance [Video]

Following yesterday's glimpse at the first images from 'Focus' comes the first official trailer for what's being described as a con-man romance film from the guys who brought us 'Crazy Stupid Love.' In 'Focus,' Will Smith definitely seems to be playing a slick variation on Ryan Gosling's character from their previous film, and if anyone knows how to play slick and charismatic, it's Will Smith, for sure.

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
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Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival at UICA

Do you like to be scared? Are you into scary movies with lots of frights? October 22 through the 25th is the time for you.

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‘Star Wars Rebels;’ First Look at Darth Vader’s Return with James Earl Jones

We weren't altogether surprised to learn that 'Star Wars Rebels' would incorporate the iconic Darth Vader at some point, though the news that James Earl Jones would reprise the role on October 26 certainly caught our attention. Now, the first look at 'Rebels' Vader has arrived from yet another legendary figure behind the character, and with a slightly updated design.

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Courtesy South Christian High School
Courtesy South Christian High School
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: South Christian Girls’ Golf Team

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Bacon-Inspired Quotes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns for its second annual event on Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks, with tickets currently on sale.

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Courtesy Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
Courtesy Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
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Runners Will be Running Wild in Grand Rapids This Weekend

For runners, this weekend is the mother-load of runs in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, October 18, is the Run thru the Rapids, followed by Sunday's Grand Rapids Marathon.

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