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Top 3 Places to See Christmas Lights Displays in Grand Rapids!

There's nothing like seeing Christmas lights displays around the holidays.

With that in mind, I offer the top three places in Grand Rapids to see those cool yule hues and help celebrate the season.

 

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Downtown Grand Rapids Skating Rink at Rosa Parks Circle Now Opening Saturday

If you were looking forward to coming to downtown Grand Rapids Friday night, watching the tree in front of the GRAM be lit, and then partaking in some ice skating, you're going to have to rethink part of your plans. It was announced today that the skating rink will not be opening on Friday evening as planned.

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Nicole Klauss, Flickr
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West Michigan Election Results – August 6, 2013

Many communities across West Michigan went to the polls Tuesday.

Results are in.

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Grandwich 2013 Kicks Off In Downtown Grand Rapids

Once again it's that time of year, Grandwich time! I am a bit of a foodie and love this local contest here in Grand Rapids. Each year local restaurants come up with their sandwich that is normally something you wouldn't see anywhere else! Using locally grown food these places come up with some crazy stuff. Do this years contestants have what it takes to win the Grandwich award? Last year one of our favorite places, Skywalk Deli took home the crown... who will it be this year?

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‘Movies In The Park’ Coming To Grand Rapids

It's fun to get outdoors during summer.

It's also fun to relax and catch a movie once in a while.

Why not combine the two?

'Movies in the Park' is coming to Grand Rapids this summer!

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Fireworks Will be Everywhere in West Michigan on the 4th of July

Ahhhh, nothing like the colorful, bombs bursting in air before dawns early light.

Fireworks, and all their glory, will be abundant for the 4th, and I don't mean from every street vendor around town.  I mean the big shows in communities throughout West Michigan.

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Bike Races in Downtown Grand Rapids Today are for Kids, Too

The Grand Rapids Griffins’ “Put A Lid On It!” bike helmet program is encouraging kids to participate in a great local bike race this weekend.

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Pure Michigan Ad Featuring Grand Rapids Begins Airing Nationally [Video]

Grand Rapids is getting another moment in the spotlight thanks to Pure Michigan.

A 30 second television ad featuring Grand Rapids will air nationally on 10 different networks for three weeks, beginning today.

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McKay Tower Ballroom Ribbon-Cutting This Friday

 

Friday afternoon, Mayor Heartwell will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting at the newly-renovated "Ballroom At McKay Tower."  The event begins at 4:30.

Operations manager Chaundra Derks says the public banquet spa

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How To Help West Michigan Recover From The Flood

Flooding has affected thousands of people across West Michigan.

Some have been displaced from their homes.  Even more are dealing with damaged homes or property.

There are many ways to help.

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West Michigan Flooding – Saturday April 20

GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon.  Declaring a state of emergency was done in anticipation of widespread damage, injury or loss of property and it puts the city in a position to receive state or federal assistance.  A state of em

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Over 50,000 People Attented LaughFest 2013

Job well done, guys!  2013 was a very, very good year for the nation’s only ten day community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest.  That is because they had more than 53,000 admissions during the third annual event.

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