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Grand Rapids Remembers 9/11 with Boy Scout Salute, ‘Never Forget’ Exhibit at Ford Museum

 

As the nation remembers the tragic events of 9/11, so does Grand Rapids.

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of the attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. A hijacked plane struck The Pentagon outside Washington DC and another crashed just outside Shanksville, Pa. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, including firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers trying to aid the victims.

Today we pledge to never forget those people and to never forget the events of that day.

A day-long Boy Scouts salute, a special remembrance program, and "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit tours are taking place in at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids today as we remember 9/11/2001.

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Richard Kiel, Famous James Bond Villain, Dies at 74

Richard Kiel, the man most famous for playing James Bond villain Jaws in both 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker,' passed away earlier this afternoon in Fresno, California at the age of 74. He was just a few days away from celebrating his 75th birthday.

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ArtPrize 2014: Many Volunteer Opportunities Still Available

It takes hundreds of volunteers for ArtPrize to be successful.

Volunteers are still needed to work directly for ArtPrize and to help at individual venues.

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Rare Indian Pipe Plant in West Michigan

A couple of weeks ago I found this odd looking thing growing in my backyard.

Was it a plant, mushroom, or something else?

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Mobile Exhibit Honoring 9/11 Victims Arrives At Ford Museum In Grand Rapids

A special memorial honoring those who died during the September 11, 2001, attacks arrived in Grand Rapids on Tuesday evening.

A group of Patriot Riders escorted the mobile "9/11 Never Forget" exhibit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. The exhibit will be a part of the annual remembrance ceremonies scheduled for Thursday at the museum. The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts, news and video recording, and live tours from FDNY heroes. 

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Grand Rapids Leaders Approve Penalties For Parking In Bike Lanes

On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission approved a new ordinance that is designed to keep bike lanes clear and open for use.

The city has received complaints that people are parking their cars in the lanes making them unusable for bicyclists.

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John Mellencamp’s Coming to Grand Rapids in June 2015!

With his 22nd studio album due out later this month, John Mellencamp today announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour, which includes a stop at DeVos Performance Hall on June 9, 2015!

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Rocky the Wonder Dog Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Rocky, a Lab, Huskie mix, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Grand Rapids Drive Opens NBA D-League for 2014-15 Season on Nov. 15

The Grand Rapids Drive has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, the team’s inaugural run in the NBA Development League.

The Drive opens its season with a four-game road trip with a four-game road trip starting Nov. 15 at Bakersfield, the Phoenix Suns' California-based affiliate. The team returns for its first Grand Rapids home game at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center on Nov. 26 against the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Los Angeles Lakers affiliate.

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WZZM-13: Haz-Mat Situation Unfolds at Haviland in Grand Rapids

Several emergency crews are being dispatched to a hazardous-materials situation on Grand Rapids' west side.

Public safety scanner traffic indicates a chlorine spill or leak at Haviland in the 400 block of Ann Street NW.

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‘Tonight Show Family Feud’: The Fallon Family vs. The Questlove Family

Most of the time, Jimmy Fallon confines the 'Tonight Show' games to just one or two participants, enough to keep things clean and easy to follow, with plenty of attention for his various guests. On last night's edition, however, the host decided to pump things up just a bit with an all-star take on 'Family Feud' that crowded the show's stage with a metric ton of Hollywood talent.

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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Schools Students’ Artwork on Display

Twenty student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during ArtPrize.

The competition is a collaboration of Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the City of Grand Rapids.

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