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Avast Matey! How Would you Like to Make a Pirate Commercial? Arrrgh.

Think you'd like to make a TV commercial?

Get your cameras ready. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced today that it’s now accepting entries for their Pirate Parody Commercial Contest. The contest is open now through February 9, 2015.

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Jimmy Fallon’s Star-Studded ‘Ew!’ Supercut is Essential Viewing

It was inevitable. After less than a year on the air, the Jimmy Fallon-starring 'The Tonight Show' has finally found something to supercut: its own weirdly engaging 'Ew!' talk show. Fallon's take on a teen girl talk show (like all teen girl talk shows, it takes place in a basement and doesn't appear to be broadcast to anyone) explores everything that is particularly gross -- er, "ew" -- to the teens these days. What's gross? Everything. Ew!

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Wyoming Police Officer Shot, Expected to be OK

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Post by WZZM 13 Grand Rapids.

It was a scary situation in Wyoming Thursday afternoon after a police officer was shot while responding to a domestic call.

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SNL Eddie Murphy 40th Anniversary Special Return
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‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special: Eddie Murphy Confirmed to Return?

NBC has remained curiously quiet on ‘SNL’’s three-hour 40th Anniversary special on February 15, and while cameos galore are expected, our first major homecoming may have arrived. Following a 31-year absence, Eddie Murphy will reportedly return to ‘SNL’ to ring in the NBC sketch comedy legend’s 40th anniversary.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Lineup for 2015 ‘Tiger Fridays’

The West Michigan Whitecaps are again bringing former Detroit Tigers to the ballpark for Tiger Fridays.

The Whitecaps have announced the lineup for 2015's Tiger Fridays, which includes seven former Detroit Tigers.

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Courtesy of Ritz Koney Bar and Grille
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Downtown Grand Rapids’ Ritz Koney Loses Lease, Will Close in February

The Ritz Koney Bar & Grille on Ionia Ave. in downtown Grand Rapids has announced that they will be closing their doors for good in February.

In a Facebook post on their page Wednesday, owners Kevin and Keith stated that the restaurant will be closing on Feb. 23. According to the post, the landlord of the building where Ritz Koney has been located for the past several years has elected to not renew their lease and is instead putting a different restaurant in that location.

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Ritz Koney Bar & Grille Closing After 10 Years in Downtown Grand Rapids

Ritz Koney Bar & Grille is closing its doors after serving patrons downtown Grand Rapids for the past 10 years.

The late night eatery and bar at 64 Ionia Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, where it also hosted music and karaoke, announced on Facebook that it is closing in February.

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Shaggy the Dog Equals Freedom! [Video]

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10 Captastic Facts About ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Everybody knows by know of the Stan Lee cameos in the Marvel movies, and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is no exception. You probably also recognized the voice of Gary Sinise as the narrator of the Captain America exhibit at the Smithsonian in the movie. But, did you catch the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo by ‘Avengers 2’ director Joss Whedon? Don't worry, we've got that, and a lot more for you, in the latest patriotic installment of You Think You Know Movies!

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West Michigan Residents Concerned About Suspicious, Pushy Vacuum Salespeople

Residents in several West Michigan counties are voicing concerns about a group of salespeople using aggressive techniques to sell vacuum cleaners.

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Patience is a Virtue, Right? Not too Many of us Have it According to Fifth Third Bank

Are you a patient person, or an impatient person? What do you think? Quick, I need an answer!

Okay, seriously, let's take a little survey.

Do you routinely honk at the car in front of you once the stoplight turns green? Or perhaps you are always bypassing slow walkers on the sidewalk or pressing an already illuminated elevator button in hopes of getting to your destination faster? If so, you’re not alone.

According to a Fifth Third survey1, more than half of Americans admit to honking after the light turns green; a majority will wait 10 seconds or less before passing a slow walker on the sidewalk and 72 percent of Gen Yers admit to pushing an already lit elevator button.

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Rosalynn Bliss Running for Mayor

Grand Rapids City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss has formally announced that she is running for mayor of Grand Rapids.

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