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Cool Brews, Hot Eats in Grand Rapids Back February 16 to 28

Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City USA will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews.
Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, which runs Feb. 16 to 28.

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World Affairs Council Presents Great Decisions Global Discussion Series Tonight

The World Affairs Council's Great Decisions Global Discussion Series begins tonight, Monday, February 9th.

Tonight, at Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 Robinson Road SE, the topic is What are the Consequences from the Crisis in Ukraine? with Dr. Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Kids Devouring Ice Cream Is a Sweet Treat [Video]

It may be winter outside, but that won't stop you from enjoying this cool sight.

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Sunday Morning Attack on Grand Haven Coast Guard Station ‘Act of Domestic Terrorism’

Authorities are investigating an attack this morning on the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven.

The attack is considered an "act of domestic terrorism" by the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, Ottawa County an

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‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ Trailer Out [Video]

After six long years, our national nightmare is over. The sequel to ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ has finally arrived. In the stunningly titled ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,’ Kevin James reprises his role as the portly rent-a-cop with a bad habit of stumbling into dangerous situations that are beyond his meager pay grade. This time, he fights thieves while attending a security conference in Las Vegas, as you are wont to do when you visit Las Vegas in a comedy sequel.

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UICA Calling all Artists for new Murals Downtown This Spring

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA) public art program Exit Space Project just released an open call for artist proposals for a series of murals to be installed in downtown Grand Rapids this spring. The project, which is partially funded by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., will place several pieces of vibrant public art within the downtown boundaries.

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There’s More Than Meets the Eye in These ‘Transformers’ Facts

There’s not a lot the ‘Transformers’ movies and ‘The Big Lebowski’ have in common. Yet, buried within ‘Age of Extinction’ is a very Dude-like easter egg for those who are paying attention. Did you miss it? Don't worry, we've got that, and a lot more for you, in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies. Roll out!

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Home Depot Employees Perform Hilarious Disney Parody

One click on this video, and you'll see that these Home Depot employees are "more than just doing" — Owosso's Home Depot's got talent.

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‘Poltergeist’ First Look [Video]

The original 1984 ‘Poltergeist’ is one of the best horror films ever made. With its PG rating, it’s also one of the great Trojan Horses of genre cinema. Parents show it to their kids, thinking it will be a a little scary but totally family-friendly experience, only to realize too late (usually around the point where the guy hallucinates his face being torn off) that the movie means business. So, when we dive into the first look at the upcoming ‘Poltergeist’ remake, we do so with the skepticism of people who think the original masterpiece holds up as well today as it did over 30 years ago.

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New Study Says Binge TV Watching is For Sad and Lonely

In news that should surprise approximately no one, a new study from the University of Texas at Austin has discovered that “binge-watching” has been linked to depression, loneliness, and the inability to make wise decisions, like getting off the couch and doing anything else. Researchers Wei-Na Lee, Yoon Hi Sung and Eun Yeon Kang surveyed 316 people between the ages of 18 and 29, asking them about their mental and emotional states while they marathoned TV shows on Netflix (the study defined binge-watching as at least three episodes in a row).

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Police Searching for Suspect Following Wyoming Credit Union Robbery

Wyoming police are searching for a man who they say robbed the ATL Credit Union, 841 36th St. SW in Wyoming, at gunpoint late Friday morning.

The robbery was reported around 11:45 a.m. EST.

In a news release, police said the man entered the credit union with a handgun and then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘Seventh Son’ and ‘SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water’ [Video]

Lots of big names -- including Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Antonio Banderas, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, a documentary and SpongeBob all hit the big screen this weekend.

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