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West Michigan Tree Service Wins Dunkin’ Donuts Breakfast

Congratulations to West Michigan Tree Service, our latest Dunkin Donuts Breakfast winner!

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Founders Brewing Co. Announces New Beer To Benefit ArtPrize

Founders Brewing Co. will again team with ArtPrize for a special beer.

This year's ArtPrize beer is a "clean, rich, golden beer" named Mosaic Promise.

It's sales will benefit ArtPrize.

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Bruno Mars Wows Crowd At Van Andel Arena In Grand Rapids [Photos]

Bruno Mars entertained thousands Tuesday night at Van Andel Arena.

Mars took the stage with his backup band/dancers and amazed everyone with what turned out to be a fantastic show! 

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Florida the Cat Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Trudy Ender, executive director of the Humane Society of West Michigan visited for Wet Nose Wednesday and brought Florida with her.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Coming in August

 

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2014 will burst on the scene in August again during the peak of the summer harvest in West Michigan. This year Restaurant Week GR will include 12 days of creative local 3-course menus at over 60 restaurants – from Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 24 – adding an additional day for the event, which since 2010 has been 10 to 11 days.

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Getty Images/ Kolett
Getty Images/ Kolett
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Grand Rapids Public Schools Talks Budget Cuts [Video]

Facing a $13.5 million deficit due to a projected enrollment decline of 400 students, Grand Rapids Public Schools may have to make some tough decisions.

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Thomas Northcut, ThinkStock
Thomas Northcut, ThinkStock
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Grand Rapids D-League Basketball Affiliate Announces Team Name

The Grand Rapids D-League professional basketball team, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, has announced their team name.

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Courtesy Berlin Fair
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Berlin Fair is This Week

One of Michigan's oldest fairs kicked off Monday in Marne.

Everyone can check out agriculture and craft shows while catching a ride or a show throughout each day of the week long festival.

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Chalk Flood and Street Fair is This Sunday, June 22 Downtown

This coming Sunday, June 22, it's the second annual Chalk Flood and Street Fair along Monroe Center between Ionia Avenue and Division Avenue. Everyone coming downtown gets to decorate the sidewalk and street along these blocks. 6.25 Paper Studio and Gina’s Boutique, two Downtown businesses, will host the event to support the Downtown neighborhood.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7:’ Harrison Ford Sidelined for Two Months by Ankle Injury

Last week, the internet couldn't stop talking about Harrison Ford's 'Star Wars: Episode 7' injury. Oh, the jokes! Oh, the memes! There's a certain amount of comedy to be found in an elderly Han Solo injuring his ankle thanks to the door of the Millennium Falcon. But now is the time to quit with the laughter: Ford's injury, while certainly not life-threatening, is bad enough that he won't be able to return to the set for eight weeks.

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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
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Midwest League All-Star Classic: Tigers Great Willie Horton Appearing; Whitecaps’ Jonathan Crawford Starting Pitcher

For those of my generation, the 1968 Detroit Tigers will always have a special place in our hearts.

So, it was great to see that the star leftfielder from that team, Willie Horton, will be making an appearance at Tuesday's Midwest League All-Star Classic.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ’22 Jump Street’ Schools ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

Everyone expected '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to open well, but you won't find many people who expected the raunchy R-rated comedy to open bigger than the family friendly animated adventure. But here we are! Both films opened well, but '22 Jump Street,' like the first film, is has taken a hammer to all expectations.

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