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Fork Fest Returns to Grand Rapids Next Thursday Night

It’s stuff like this, why I love living in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Next Thursday it’s the 7th Annual Fork Fest at Romence Gardens & Greenhouses on Lakeside Drive.

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Gun pulled At Geek Group On GR West Side Tuesday Afternoon

Quite an exciting day yesterday for the staff at the Geek Group on the west side of Grand Rapids. Owner Chris Boden posted on Facebook explaining exactly what went down Tuesday afternoon.

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The Dreaded Odd-Even Parking Rules Go Into Effect In Two Weeks

I was reminded today that we are now just two weeks from November 1st. Which means winter parking restrictions are about to go into effect.

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Two Car Fires Sunday Morning On GR’s SW Side Under Investigation

According to WOODTV police are looking for who’s responsible for setting two car fires Sunday morning between 5 am and 8 am.

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Oprah Mentions Grand Rapids on Ellen Like We’re Old Friends!

Oprah told a story about a couple weeks back when Ellen texted to wave at her by the fence (which sounds like it’s a long way from both of their homes) but Oprah couldn’t wave because she was in Grand Rapids!

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Mayor Bliss Is Looking For GR Teens In Grades 9-12 To Join The Mayor’s Youth Council

We’re always talking about getting involved with the community around us, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to do or how to get started. Well if you are or have kids between 9th and 12th grade, maybe they’d like to join the Mayor’s Youth Council.

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Shooting Outside The Orbit Room Leaves GRPD Looking For Suspect

WZZM13 reports that 3 people were left recovering after being shot outside the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids after a fight broke out around 2:30 am Sunday morning.

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ArtPrize STEAM Village Includes 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Robots and More

It's for adults too!

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Grand Rapids’ Area Treasure Hunt For $5k Underway

If you're good solving puzzles, and are looking for a challenge that could score you, $5k... then this is your thing!

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MOVE Systems is MOVE-ing Their Manufacturing from China to Grand Rapids

MOVE Systems, a company that makes eco-friendly mobile food carts, and other food service equipment, is making a $13 million investment in Grand Rapids! They're bringing their manufacturing to Walker, from China, which also brings jobs!

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Grand Rapids Barstillery Announces Grand Re-Opening

We talk enough about local businesses closing, that it’s nice to highlight a business that is actually celebrating a re-grand opening!

Back on July 24th, Flat Lander’s Bar, at 855 Michigan St...

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Jukeboxes Were Once Manufactured in Grand Rapids

There was a time when jukeboxes were made in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

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