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Meet Fastest Pancake Flipper in the World [Video]

Making pancakes can be a fun treat, but it may not be nearly as fun as watching this guy whip up a batch.

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‘Space Invaders’ Movie, Based on ’80s Arcade Game, to Descend Upon Theaters

We have our 'Wreck-It Ralph,' various video game-adapted movies, and even a feature-length 'Angry Birds' film on the way, but now Hollywood is continuing the rich traditional of creating worlds around our favorite nostalgic items with the announcement of a 'Space Invaders' movie.

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‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Coming To Grand Rapids In 2016

If you are a fan of Phantom Of The Opera I have good news for you! The show will be making its premiere in Grand Rapids in 2016 at the DeVos Performance Hall thanks to Broadway Grand Rapids!

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Road Closures Planned in Grand Rapids This Weekend

Road crews are going to be pretty busy this weekend.

There will be a ramp closure on US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids, plus lane closures at tons of locations around the city. Here's the full list from MDOT:

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ and ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Elderly Jenison Woman Missing

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a missing Jenison woman.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Michigan Works! Holds Event to Help Laid-Off Lamar Construction Workers

Last week, Lamar Construction shut down its construction and structural steel divisions and filed for bankruptcy, leaving almost 180 West Michigan residents unemployed. The Ottawa County Michigan Works! office plans to hold an event next week to offer some help for those who lost their jobs. 

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Grand Rapids Restaurant Week Menus Unveiled

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids still about a month away, but you can start planning where you'll be dining while drooling over this year's menus.

The fifth annual Restaurant Week will take place Aug. 13 to 24 at 66 Grand Rapids restaurants. This year's theme is "Perfect Pairings" and showcases beverages that pair well with foods.

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Giant Chess Board Coming To Downtown Grand Rapids

Visitors to Downtown Grand Rapids will be able to play with an over-sized chess set soon, according to Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

On Wednesday night it was announced that the group plans to unveil the outdoor chess board Thursday morning. The board is described simply as "giant" (the size has not been specified).

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LaughFest Needs Our Help With Their World Record

I just learned that The LaughFest record for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark is currently in the running for the Guinness World Record of the Week, and they need some votes!

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