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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Expendables 3′ Can’t Keep Up with ‘Turtles’ or ‘Guardians’

A trio of newcomers entered the box office arena this weekend, but two battle-hardened and grizzled champions kept them at bay, holding onto the top two spots and making it look easy. Sorry, newbies: This top 10 still belongs to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

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New Farmers Market Grocer may Open in Grand Rapids

The site of the former Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) at 2500 Burton SE in Grand Rapids is getting a new, healthy business that will provide “healthy food at healthy values.” Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, which offers an abundant produce department, hormone free meats, freshly baked goods, fresh seafood, organic foods, gluten and dairy free options, plus much more, will anchor the proposed 85,000-square-foot mixed-use retail development.

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Open Projector Night Showcase Celebrates West Michigan’s Film Community at UICA Friday

This Friday night, August 22, local filmmakers and their fans will come together to celebrate West Michigan’s growing film community at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA’s) second annual Open Projector Night Showcase. It all begins at 8 p.m.

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Man Falls From Downtown Grand Rapids Parking Garage

Grand Rapids Police are trying to determine how a man fell to his death on Sunday evening.

It happened around 6:00 p.m Sunday at the parking ramp located on Ottawa Avenue, near Louis Street (officially called the Ottawa Fulton Ramp).

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‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Gets 2016 Release Date

Well, we don't know about you guys, but we've resigned ourselves to our new nostalgia machine overlords. Their latest decree: the film reboot of the long-running 'Power Rangers' TV series will officially hit theaters in 2016. That gives you plenty of time to figure out an excuse for where you need to be that day -- whether that's an excuse so you can go see the movie or an excuse to avoid it is up to you. The power is yours. Wait. That was 'Captain Planet.'

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American Quilter’s Society In Grand Rapids Next Week

Next week, the American Quilter's Society is hosting their Grand Rapids Quilt Show at DeVoys Place. The event runs August 20th through August 23rd, 2014. There will be over 900 quilts on display plus classes and workshops led

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Caledonia Boy Granted Make-A-Wish Trip Is Leaving Today

Stories like this always hit me hard. I mean, when adults are fighting cancer it's tough enough to imagine what they're facing. However, when it's a kid, whew.

Today, one of those brave kids is getting his wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.

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President Carter To Visit Grand Rapids for GRCC Diversity Lecture

The 39th President of the United States will be making his way to Grand Rapids for a lecture and book signing.

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East Grand Rapids High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

A suspicious package has closed an East Grand Rapids school building for the day.

Police and fire crews are currently at East Grand Rapids High School where building is closed, athletic practices for the day have been canceled or moved to other locations, and the pool is also closed.

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids at Railside Bar & Grille

There are so many great dining options in and around Grand Rapids and there's no better time to enjoy them than during Restaurant Week Grand Rapids.

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The Quilters are Coming…the Quilters are Coming…Next Week in Grand Rapids

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, are coming back to town next week. The AQS QuiltWeek event here in Grand Rapids will run from August 20 to 23 at the DeVos Place.

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Little Girl Is Absolutely Devastated She Deleted a Photo

Kids today may be smarter than we are when it comes to using technology, but that doesn't mean they're immune to making the same kinds of silly mistakes we do.

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