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Triathlon
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Gutsy 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon, Inspires the World

The next time you think you can't do something, remember this kid.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids
Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids
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Mannheim Steamroller Holiday Show Tickets on Sale

The holiday's are a bit away, four-months actually, but now is the time to make those celebration plans for the family. And, nothing can say happy holidays better than Mannheim Steamroller.

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Kmart
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Kmart’s 1998 Online Shopping Ad Is a Cry for Days Gone By

Online shopping. It's as much a part of our lives today as breathing. But time was it was as novel a concept as Kanye West smiling.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
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Mateen Cleaves’ $1 Youth Basketball Camp Starts Tuesday at Godwin High School

Beginning Tuesday, July 28, Mateen Cleaves’ 1 Goal 1 Passion summer basketball camp comes to Grand Rapids for the first time.

The three-day camp will be held at Godwin High School.

Cost to attend is $1.

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Grandwich 2015 Announces Ten Finalists

Grand Rapids restaurants have been competing over the past couple of weeks to claim the honor of having the best sandwich of 2015.

The public votes have been counted and the ten Grandwich 2015 finalists have been named.

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
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‘The End of the Tour’ to Open in West Michigan on Friday, August 21

The End of the Tour was shot in Grand Rapids. We've known about the July 31 limited release date since March. Now we know the limited release will not be available in Grand Rapids.

West Michigan's open of The End of the Tour is August 21.

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Matt Milhouse
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Baby Fox Runs Along Kent Trails [Video]

I was out for an early morning bike ride over the weekend when I found a little fox next to Kent Trails!

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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Whitecaps Community Foundation and Fifth Third Ballpark to host Inner-City Youth Baseball All-Star Game

The Fifth Third Ballpark stadium lights will be on tonight, Monday, July 27, but it won’t be the West Michigan Whitecaps taking the field. Instead, the Whitecaps Community Foundation will host the first-ever All-Star Game for the YMCA Inner-City Youth Baseball and Softball Program.

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Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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Disney’s “NEWSIES” Tickets go on Sale Today!

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Grand Rapids are proud to announce tickets for the highly anticipated Grand Rapids engagement of NEWSIES are on sale to the public today, Monday, July 27 at 10:00 AM. The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at the DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, September 22 for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, September 27.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is Two Weeks Away

In three weeks, the 6th Annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will kick off for 12 days of delicious dining in Greater Grand Rapids. The event will take place from Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 67 of Grand Rapids’ most popular restaurants.

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Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in ‘The Phantom Menace’

In an interview with VICE, Ahmed Best, best known as the man who appeared in three less-than-enthusiastically received Star Wars prequels as the less-than-beloved Jar Jar Binks, says that while he was the one who ended up winning the role, there was a far more famous superstar who really wanted to play everyone’s ninth-favorite Gungan. And that man was Michael Jackson.

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Sony
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New Movies Include ‘Pixels,’ ‘Southpaw’ and ‘Paper Towns’ [Video]

This weekend's new releases cover topics ranging from video games to boxing to exorcisms.

See all of the trailers with Grand Rapids showtimes!

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