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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Is a Knockout for Manny Pacquaio

Butterfinger Cups is touting itself as the go-to treat for Manny "Pacman" Pacquaio, who is the reigning WBO welterweight world champion and is defending his title next month.

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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Kick It For Grand Rapids Fans [Video]

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

As Ann Wilson put it on Saturday night, midway through Heart’s set in front of several thousand gleeful fans at Van Andel Arena, “In the ’70s, there weren’t really any women in rock ‘n’ roll. Women were in the basement and the garage trying to get it right.”

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Grand Rapids Boasts Cheapest Rates in U.S. For Babysitting [Video]

This is great news if you're a parent, but not so great news if you're a baby sitter.

The average rate for a baby sitter in Grand Rapids sits at $11.31 an hour. That is the cheapest rate in the U.S., according to Care.com.

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Kids' Food Basket
Kids' Food Basket
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Go Orange Day Is Friday — Wear Orange to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger in West Michigan

Join us along with Kids' Food Basket and dozens of schools, businesses and organizations by wearing orange on Friday (March 27) to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Wedding & Social Event Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating manufacturing with a special Wedding & Social Event Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other manufacturing industry professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Ain’t Gonna Be Nothin’ But Finger-Lickin’ Good Chicken Served at King of the Wing

On Wednesday you may see more people reaching for a glass of milk or extra ranch dressing to cool the burn!

It's hard to believe it’s already time for the third annual King of the Wing. It's at Grand Woods Lounge, 77 Grandville Avenue SW in Grand Rapids, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday (March 25).

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Michigan Kick Butts Day Events Target Getting Kids to be Smoke-Free

Kids were kicking butts across Michigan today in places like Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hastings, but it wasn't because they were bullying their peers.

They were standing up to Big Tobacco as part of the 20th annual Kick Butts Day.

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Photo courtesy Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids
Photo courtesy Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids
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Ugliest Room in Grand Rapids Found in Eastown, Garnering Homeowner a $10,000 Renovation

It's a big year for the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, which is celebrating its 70th year.

The association decided to share their celebration, teaming with Option 1 Credit Union to "find the ugliest room in Grand Rapids."

The winner was announced today.

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Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Sheriffs Department
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West Catholic High School Student Charged in Death Threat Case Now Faces Child Porn Charges

The 17-year-old who targeted fellow classmates at West Catholic High School with death threats on Instagram is now being formally charged in the case.

Several news outlets are reporting that the teen, Matthew Herrington, is also facing child pornography charges.

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ArtPrize Announces Events, Changes and Grants for 2015

Today, ArtPrize made several announcements about changes and growth planned for 2015 including new opportunities for curators, an expansion of ArtPrize Pitch Night, more grant money and a new showcase event called ArtPrize Tonight.

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Conductor Bob Bernhardt Leads Grand Rapids Pops for ‘Best of Broadway’ This Weekend [Video]

New Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will join the Grand Rapids Pops in his first performance in his new role on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Grand Rapids.

Bernhardt will be joined by Michigan native Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman for Best of Broadway, a Fox Motors Pops series concert featuring the Broadway stars from Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.

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West Michigan Women’s Expo Rolls in This Weekend at DeVos Place

The 17th annual West Michigan Women's Expo at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids is this weekend.

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