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Berlin Fair is This Week

One of Michigan's oldest fairs kicked off Monday in Marne.

Everyone can check out agriculture and craft shows while catching a ride or a show throughout each day of the week long festival.

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Byron Township Outlet Mall Sets Date for Groundbreaking

The outlet mall planned for Byron Township will take a big step forward this summer.

The Tanger Outlet Mall groundbreaking ceremony will take place on August 21.

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Midwest League All-Star Classic: Tigers Great Willie Horton Appearing; Whitecaps’ Jonathan Crawford Starting Pitcher

For those of my generation, the 1968 Detroit Tigers will always have a special place in our hearts.

So, it was great to see that the star leftfielder from that team, Willie Horton, will be making an appearance at Tuesday's Midwest League All-Star Classic.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ’22 Jump Street’ Schools ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′

Everyone expected '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to open well, but you won't find many people who expected the raunchy R-rated comedy to open bigger than the family friendly animated adventure. But here we are! Both films opened well, but '22 Jump Street,' like the first film, is has taken a hammer to all expectations.

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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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Standale Summer Concert Series Returns for Second Year

Last year, the Standale Summer Concert Series brought hundreds to Walker Community Park for free live music and kids activities.

The concert series is returning this summer and the lineup has been announced.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Michigan Safe Boating Week runs through Saturday and National Marina Day is Saturday.

In embracing those campaigns and seeking to help you enjoy getting out on the water for relaxation, recreation and to enjoy the great outdoors, here's another boating tip to help you stay safe out there.

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P.F. Chang’s Investigating Potential Nationwide Data Breach

The popular chain restaurant P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (with one location here in Grand Rapids on the East Beltline) is investigating a possible data breach that may have impacted customers across the nation.

USA Today reports that the first report of this breach came from a cyber security blogger named Brian Krebs. Krebs is also the man who uncovered the data breach at Target stores.

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Wyoming Police Officers Tweet During Shift

Two City of Wyoming police officers gave the public a unique ride-along on Wednesday.

Officers Kelli Duimstra and Margo Clark live-tweeted during their shift.

They discussed the calls they were responding to, K9 dogs, panhandlers, Slurpees, and more.

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New Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Includes Representatives From West Michigan

Last week, Governor Rick Snyder announced nine appointments to the new Michigan Tree Fruit Commission.

West Michigan will have a voice on the commission.

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Sun of a Beach…it’s Another Festival This Friday Downtown Grand Rapids

I've been back from Hawaii for a little over a month now, and I'm missing the beach atmosphere already.  I know, all I have to do is go to Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and hit the beach.  We're so lucky to have West Michigan's Gold Coast so close.  But I want a good party, too.

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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals #GRgyle [Video]

LPGA pros Morgan Pressel and Nicole Castrale might not have quite arrived with a fashion suggestion revealed this morning, but they both embrace the reasons behind the red argyle that's popped up around Grand Rapids since May 9.

Those somewhat iconic red argyle socks have been showing up in greater Grand Rapids at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Rosa Parks Circle, at other downtown Grand Rapids locations and even the Tulip Time Festival last month in Holland.

The campaign is all tied to the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, which is teeing off Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Consider the red argyle campaign with the #GRgygle hashtag as Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament with all proceeds to benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which will have a 144-player field vying for $1.5 million in prize money, went on sale today.

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