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People Doing Good: GRPD Officer Caught Helping Overheated Elderly Lady

This is a great story and a great reminder.

I came across a post by Bruce Steffke in the We Are Westsiders Facebook group about an act of compassion he witnessed to at the Meijer gas station on Kalamazoo Ave, just south of 28th Street...

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Betsy DeVos to Visit GRCC and Van Andel Education Institute on Tuesday

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Grand Rapids Community College and Van Andel Education Institute on Tuesday, August 1.

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Retired South Haven Medic Receives Medal of Honor from President Trump

President Trump awarded his first Congressional Medal of Honor today, to a South Haven, MI Army medic who ran into battle and saved 10 members of his company, while injured himself. Private First Class James McCloughan saved lives during the Battle of Nui Yon Hill, in 1969 in Vietnam.

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Saladworks Closes Downtown Grand Rapids

Another restaurant has shut its doors for good in Grand Rapids.

Saladworks at 44 Ionia Ave. SW posted a sign on the building announcing the closure. 

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A New Service In Grand Rapids Lets You Avoid Awkward Conversations

Are you like me and try to avoid confrontation at all costs?  If so, you should check out bitterpillbox.com.  Chris Boden, CEO of The Geek Group National Science Institute and founder of Bitter Pillbox, started a service that will have an awkward conversation on your behalf for the low price of $50...

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Grand Rapids Man Puts Up Sign For ‘Free Stuff’ In His Yard, Thievery Ensues [Video]

When Joseph Alexander was cleaning house, he set out a box of stuff in the yard with a sign saying 'FREE STUFF'. Apparently, people driving by didn't quite understand the concept and took $3000 worth of his actual stuff.

Lesson learned.

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Tigers Trade 2 To The Cubs, Add More Infield Prospects, Including a Top 100 Player

It's the Tigers second big sell of the trade deadline

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Do You Remember Gantos?

It now seems like a long time ago, but Gantos was a clothing institution for women in Grand Rapids, and many parts of the country. For nearly 70 years, the name Gantos said women's fashion.

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Another Long Standing Grand Rapids Restaurant Announces It’s Closing

Another west side Grand Rapids restaurant is closing after 39 years of business.  The owners of Shawmut Inn, on the corner of Collindale and Lake Michigan Dr...

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‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere Will Explain ‘Old Man Rick’ Scene

Any fan of The Walking Dead knew changes were coming with the war against Negan, though the Season 8 trailer seemingly spoiled a major twist ahead. Or perhaps not, as Robert Kirkman teases Season 8’s October premiere will introduce us to the older Rick glimpsed in the footage.

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‘Princess Diaries’ Author Says a Third Movie Might Happen

While Colossal may not have broken box office records, it was a welcome reminder that Anne Hathaway deserved better than whatever rom-com hell we’d locked her in for the past few years. In fact, as Lauren Duca recently pointed out on Twitter, now would be a perfect time revisit our opinions of the actress altogether, dating all the way back to her breakout role in The Princess Diaries. I mean, it can’t be a coincidence that now that we’re learning to appreciate Hathaway again, we’re suddenly getting talk of another Princess Diaries movie. These strange things happen all the time.

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Black Flies Have Invaded A Few Ottawa County Beaches

This isn’t good! This weekend is so nice, and perfect for a little beach time along Lake Michigan, but officials in Ottawa County are warning beachgoers of black flies...

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