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ArtPrize: Talk to the Artists

Wow, it's hard to believe that we are getting ready to kick off ArtPrize 8 in less that a week! (Preview week kicked off on Wednesday, August 14th, but the official start of ArtPrize will be next Wednesday, September 21st.)

I have been to each and every ArtPrize. One of the things I've learned over the years is there is always more to art than meets the eye.

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Courtesy Photo: Rowland Design
Courtesy Photo: Rowland Design
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Breton Village Mall Is “De-Malling”, Don’t Worry, It’s Painless.

Breton village Mall in Grand Rapids is going through a “process” of “de-malling”.  Yes, it sounds kind of like what Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin did when they, "de-coupled” but this is a more pleasant process and signals a new chapter for the mall...

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Grand Rapids Ranks 3rd for Safest College Towns In America

Here’s something else we can be proud of, Grand Rapids ranks within the top 5 of “Safest College Towns in America”, according to SafeWise, an online publication for home safety and security news...

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Mom and son enjoy the Micron Technology bus at the Kids Expo
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Grand Rapids Ranks in the Bottom 50 Worst Cities for Single Moms

If you’re a single mom, you already know that there’s usually more month than paycheck. Finding a place to settle down where you’ll make enough money to provide a good life for your kids is even harder. That’s what makes this list from WalletHub disappointing for Grand Rapids.

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Thermometer Reading One Hundred Degrees On A Weathered Wall Of Wooden Shingles
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How to Deal With the Heat in West Michigan This Week

Are you ready to sweat your butt off? We are expecting the heat index to be near 100 degrees for the next couple of days. How will you keep cool?.

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Pokemon Go via Nintendo
Pokemon Go via Nintendo
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Grand Rapids on Tap and Pokemon Go Are Coming to Calder Plaza This Saturday

Grand Rapids on Tap is this Saturday! This year it's being held at Calder Plaza, which also happens to be a great spot to hunt for Pokemon. Craft beer and Pokemon Go, what could be better?

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Meijer LPGA Classic - Round Two
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Meijer LPGA Classic Attendance Among Top Four on LPGA Tour

This year's Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give ranks in the top four on the LPGA Tour in attendance so far this year.

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Pikachu Psyduck Togepy Squirtle In The Animated Movie Pokemon:The First Movie Ph
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Where are Pokemon Go Locations Around Battle Creek and Grand Rapids?

If you're playing Pokemon Go, let's see if we can't help you find some Poke Stops and gyms around the Battle Creek and Grand Rapids areas.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Wildflowers Blooming Along Fred Meijer M-6 Trail [Photos]

I went out for a very colorful ride on the east half of the Fred Meijer M-6 Trail the morning of July 4. Flowers and weeds are blooming.

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Where are the Fireworks Displays in West Michigan

If you're looking for THE place to go to see Fireworks this 4th of July weekend, you don't have far to go because there are several fantastic shows this weekend right here at home.

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Keith Brofsky, ThinkStock
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West Michigan Economy Flat, Expected to Rebound

The West Michigan economy is currently flat, but should rebound through the summer, according to a Grand Valley State University economist.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Musketawa Trail: Gold Spike Trail Tour III [Photos]

Last weekend, the Friends of the Musketawa Trail hosted the Gold Spike Trail Tour. The biennial event covered the entire Musketawa Trail, running from Marne to Muskegon, and connected with the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail in Grand Rapids to the east.

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