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Aquarium Reopens After ?5m Redevelopment
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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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Man Arrested in Connection With Attempted Kidnapping of 16-Year-Old Girl in Muskegon County

Tuesday morning police arrested a man at a Muskegon Township home in connection with an attempted abduction that occurred in April.

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Father and son fishing in a pond
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Michigan Free Fishing Weekend is June 11-12

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.

Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license that weekend. All other fishing regulations still apply.

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Birds, Geese and Ducks are Nesting Michigan, What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

One of the great signs of spring in West Michigan is the nesting and hatching of birds, ducks and geese.

The Michigan DNR shares what you can do to help (and what you shouldn't do) if you find chicks, goslings or ducklings.

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Courtesy Van Singel Fine Arts Center
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Van Singel Fine Arts Center has Exciting Lineup for Next Season

 

The Van Singel Fine Arts Center just announced an UNFORGETTABLE series of shows featuring three national touring musicals, four great concerts and a fun family comedy for their 2016-17 season.

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Happy family swim underwater in pool
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Grand Rapids City Pools and Water Playgrounds Open June 10 for 2016 Season

Though we haven't seen a ton of warm weather yet in Grand Rapids, this summer is supposed to be a scorcher. When you're looking for a place to cool down, you can head to GR's city pools and splash pads.

This year, Grand Rapids city pools and water playgrounds open on Friday, June 10.

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West Michigan’s Best Paved Biking Trails to Check Out This Summer

Michigan summers are best enjoyed outdoors and there is no better way to celebrate the season than biking along one of West Michigan's premiere biking trails...

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Steve Harvey via YouTube
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The Steve Harvey Show to Honor Tiana Carruthers on Monday

Tiana Carruthers will appear on The Steve Harvey Show today. The Kalamazoo shooting survivor is being honored as one of "Harvey's Heroes", WWMT 3 reports.

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ASCAP Centennial Awards - Show
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Garth Brooks Gives Grand Rapids Fan Red Corvette, Pays Off Student Loans, More

TMZ reports that a teacher who attended Garth Brooks' show in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night held the 4 millionth ticket ever sold to a Garth Brooks show.

The teacher was surprised with a long list of gifts to celebrate the occasion.

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Local Woman Honored as one of the Top Women in Media in USA

Big congratulations to local business leader and publisher, Kasie Smith, president of Serendipity Media, LLC. Kasie is being honored as a member of the 2016 class of Top Women in Media, Entrepreneur category, by Folio Magazine.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater
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Meijer Gardens Releases Additional Tickets to Sold Out Shows

The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens sold out 21 of their 30 concerts on the first day. A few more sold out shortly after, but after tickets went on sale for the public on May 14, Meijer Gardens added additional tickets for some sold out shows.

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Ottawa County Parks
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The Top Five West Michigan Beaches to Visit This Summer

You can feel it. A little anyway. Summer is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about some tasty waves and the sweet smell of SPF 40 sun screen.

Here’s five beaches worth making the drive from Grand Rapids to visit.  I’ve included some old favorites, and at least one hidden gem (that I guess won’t be hidden anymore).

All of these are within about an hour’s drive from the Grand Rapids Metropolitan area.

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