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Aquarium Reopens After ?5m Redevelopment
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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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Tom Cook, Townsquare Media
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Grand Rapids ‘Movies in the Park’ Lineup Announced

A fun Grand Rapids tradition is set to continue this summer. This morning, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. announced this year's "Movies in the Park" lineup.

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Happy family swim underwater in pool
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Grand Rapids City Pools and Water Playgrounds Open June 10 for 2016 Season

Though we haven't seen a ton of warm weather yet in Grand Rapids, this summer is supposed to be a scorcher. When you're looking for a place to cool down, you can head to GR's city pools and splash pads.

This year, Grand Rapids city pools and water playgrounds open on Friday, June 10.

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ASCAP Centennial Awards - Show
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Garth Brooks Gives Grand Rapids Fan Red Corvette, Pays Off Student Loans, More

TMZ reports that a teacher who attended Garth Brooks' show in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night held the 4 millionth ticket ever sold to a Garth Brooks show.

The teacher was surprised with a long list of gifts to celebrate the occasion.

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How You Can Rappel Down Plaza Towers in Grand Rapids

Want an adrenaline rush while getting a unique look at Grand Rapids?

Rappel down Plaza Towers in Grand Rapids!

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Local Woman Honored as one of the Top Women in Media in USA

Big congratulations to local business leader and publisher, Kasie Smith, president of Serendipity Media, LLC. Kasie is being honored as a member of the 2016 class of Top Women in Media, Entrepreneur category, by Folio Magazine.

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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GRPS Summer Food Showcase to Provide Info about Free Summer Meals

During the school year, thousands of Grand Rapids Public School students are provided with free meals. Meals they might not have if it weren't for the school progam.  But, what happens when school is out for the summer? Do they go hungry? Not to worry, its handled.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater
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Meijer Gardens Releases Additional Tickets to Sold Out Shows

The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens sold out 21 of their 30 concerts on the first day. A few more sold out shortly after, but after tickets went on sale for the public on May 14, Meijer Gardens added additional tickets for some sold out shows.

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Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Police Department
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Missing Grand Rapids Man Found Safe

UPDATE: Michael Hansen is no longer missing. He was located and is reunited with family. Thank you for your assistance.

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The Top Five West Michigan Beaches to Visit This Summer

You can feel it. A little anyway. Summer is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about some tasty waves and the sweet smell of SPF 40 sun screen.

Here’s five beaches worth making the drive from Grand Rapids to visit.  I’ve included some old favorites, and at least one hidden gem (that I guess won’t be hidden anymore).

All of these are within about an hour’s drive from the Grand Rapids Metropolitan area.

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Crash's Landing
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Adopt Roku From Crash’s Landing

Make summer nights more entertaining with Roku!

Adopt Roku from Crash's Landing!

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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