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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids Returns August 12-23

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, our city's most celebrated culinary event, is back starting on August 12th! For 12 days enjoy 3-course fresh-from-the-farm creative menus at over 60 restaurants throughout Greater Grand Rapids - 3-courses for $28 at many restaurants and at some of the restaurants 2 people can dine for $28!

Indulge in Michigan's fresh-from-the-farm grown food and treat yourself to fantastic wines, brews, and spirits. Take in the sensory delights of Grand Rapids many restaurants.

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will return August 12 - 23, 2015. 

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Returning Soldier Pulls Ultimate Surprise on Sister at Baseball Game

This soldier wasn't just returning home. He was returning to home plate.

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Mel Trotter Ministries Closing Some Thrift Stores in Restructuring

Mel Trotter Ministries, a local non-profit serving the hungry, homeless and hurting of the Greater Grand Rapids area, announced a restructuring of its thrift stores and auto program to better serve the needs of the West Michigan community.

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New Scams Popping Up Around West Michigan

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook today to warn residents about a few scams that have popped up in the area recently.

One scam involves an "unmarked" police vehicle, while another involves extortion and compromising photos. 

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10 Things You Might Not Have Known About ‘Jurassic World’

While it took over 10 years to get a fourth Jurassic Park movie made, Chris Pratt somehow knew he’d be the one to star in it. In a 2010 behind the scenes video for Season 2 of Parks and Recreation, Pratt joked about getting a text message from Steven Spielberg asking him to star in Jurassic Park 4. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which checks out some facts a million years in the making with Jurassic World!

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It’s the Simple Things in Life That can Really Make a Difference

The other day, I was driving home from the radio station, a million thoughts on my mind, the next event I would be attending, work I was taking home with me, when I drove past a lemonade stand. You know, the one kids have set up in their yard on a small table, hoping people will stop and buy some. It may be their first attempt in the world of free enterprise, and they are full of hope and excitement. But, as the day wears on, their hopes dim because most people, as I did, just drive by, too busy to stop.

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Ant-Man may be the Movie to see [Video]

Ant-Man opened this week at Celebration! Cinema, and it looks really good. It's getting good reviews from the critics and public alike.

What's it about? A con man (Paul Rudd) must help his mentor (Michael Douglas) protect the secret of his Ant-Man suit and pull off a heist that will save the world.

WHO'S IN IT? Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena.  Take a look.

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Free Beer was not good at flippy cup. (Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media)
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America on Tap Was Surrounded by Rain, But we Made the Most of it [Photos]

It rained this morning, and we got a little wet within the last half hour of America on Tap at John Ball Park today. But, the weather held out long enough in between for us to have a fantastic time eating great food, drinking great beer, playing fun games, and listening to some awesome music.

Check out some photos from the day including the breweries, our awesome vendors, all of your smiling faces, and an interesting round of flippy cup between some of you, and Free Beer, Hot Wings, Producer Joe, and Janna.

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Adorable Little Girl Nails Trick Shots Better Than You Can Do Anything

We've seen trick shots on the internet before. But somehow, they're just not as cute as when this girl does them.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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New Movies Include ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Boulevard’ and ‘Irrational Man’ [Video]

This week's movie releases finds a wide variety of options from the big-budget Ant-Man to Woody Allen's latest film Irrational Man.

View full trailers for all of the new movies and Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Wedding Photographer Makes a Splash When She Falls in Lake

It's never good to upstage the bride on her wedding day -- especially when you work for her.

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The fun and Outrageous “OddBall” Happens September 12 at the UICA

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will host it’s fifth annual OddBall fundraiser and ArtPrize kick-off party on September 12th and will, once again, present an evening of outrageous and unexpected fun. UICA invites the public to enjoy an exclusive first look at the ArtPrize Seven exhibition SENSE while enjoying unique contemporary entertainment. All proceeds from the event support UICA’s mission year-round, including education, exhibitions, and community events.

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