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Slows Bar B Q Coming to Grand Rapids

This afternoon, Downtown Market Grand Rapids announced that Slows Bar B Q is coming to Downtown Market.

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Drone Flyover Gives Early Look at Frederik Meijer Garden’s Japanese Garden [Video]

The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is set to open to the public on June 13, 2015.

A drone flyover gives us an early look at what's to come.

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It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, with a theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.”  There are many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.

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James Cameron Explains Why Arnold Schwarzenegger is Old in ‘Terminator 5′

Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67 years old, which makes the idea of him playing an ageless, robotic killing machine in the upcoming 'Terminator: Genisys' seem oh-so-very silly [Ed. note: as silly as that title?]. However, it turns out that there's some fairly level-headed science fiction going on the explains Arnie's senior citizen appearance in the new film and it came courtesy of the franchise's original creator, James Cameron.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fury’ Rages Past ‘Gone Girl’

Brad Pitt's new World War II drama 'Fury' opened at number at the box office and has officially defined what this October has been about: long, R-rated movies featuring huge movie stars bucking the usual trends and out-grossing their family friendly competition. Between this and 'Gone Girl,' it looks like grown adults are heading to their multiplex more than ever these days.

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Grand Rapids Chosen to Host 2015 National Triathlon Event

USA Triathlon announced the Grand Rapids Triathlon, presented by Huntington Bank and Amway Corporation, has been chosen to host the 2015 Clydesdale and Athena National Championships for the Sprint, Olympic and Long-Course distances. This comes after an in depth study by the USAT of thousands of top triathlons across the country.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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‘Focus’ Trailer: Sneak Peak at Will Smith’s, Margot Robbie’s Con-Man Romance [Video]

Following yesterday's glimpse at the first images from 'Focus' comes the first official trailer for what's being described as a con-man romance film from the guys who brought us 'Crazy Stupid Love.' In 'Focus,' Will Smith definitely seems to be playing a slick variation on Ryan Gosling's character from their previous film, and if anyone knows how to play slick and charismatic, it's Will Smith, for sure.

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
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Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival at UICA

Do you like to be scared? Are you into scary movies with lots of frights? October 22 through the 25th is the time for you.

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Courtesy South Christian High School
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: South Christian Girls’ Golf Team

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov
Source: http://www.cpsc.gov
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RECALL: Toys R Us Toasters

Mom and Dad, heads up!  There's another recall to tell you about.  This one applies if you've bought items from Toys R Us.

The "Just Like Home Toy Toaster Set" is being recalled by Toys R Us out of concerns that the plastic toast slices will crack, break and create a choke hazard

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