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Art Prize This Year Kicks Off September 19th, But You Can Get A Jumpstart With Art.Downtown

Avenue Of The Arts has a little something special planned for art lovers!  If you can't wait till September to stroll downtown Grand Rapids Art Prize, April 13th is the date to mark on your calender.

Jump on a FREE trolley and check out the work of over 260 local artists spread throughout 25 di

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Much Of February Felt An Awful Lot Like Spring In West Michigan, Didn’t It?

If only every Winter could be like this every year!  Everyone who loves a typical Michigan Winter feels like they have been cheated out of West Michigan fun.  If you live in Michigan you must like cold weather and Pond Hockey, and Ice Skating, and Skiing, and Snowboarding at Cannonsburg Ski Area, right?

I know, I know; but, for those of us who needed a break from a typical West Michigan Winter, February this year, felt an awful lot like Spring, didn't it?  And Spring?  Spring makes me get excited about planting some flowers and thinking about some of my favorite bulbs to plant

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St. Joseph, Michigan Is Proud Of Local Sport’s Illustrated Cover Girl Kate Upton

The city of St. Joseph, Michigan and Michigan Congressman Fred Upton are in the International spotlight!  Not for passing some controversial law, not for another politician being "on the take" but for having a local girl, make good.

Yup, Kate Upton.  The name may sound familiar because she is this years Sports Illustrated cover girl.  You know the one.  She's the one that everybody seems to be talking about.

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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Will Be Speaking At Grand Valley State University Tonight

Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are visiting our beautiful city but the grandest of them all, in my humble opinion, is former First Daughter Barbara Bush!  She is the CEO and founder of Global Health Corps. and is the speaker this evening at Grand Valley State University.

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Grand Rapids Restaurant Dessert Gets Top Honors From A New York Magazine!

Just looking at the video and photo of this dessert, like Pavlov's dog, made  my mouth begin to water.

New York magazine "Grub Street" gave a Grand Rapids East Hills Restaurant the ultimate of honors!  Grove, at 919 Cherry Street in the East Hills area makes this crazy, awesome dessert called the Jennings Brothers' Red Cornmeal Financier. 

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Photo by Rick Odell/Getty Images
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Barry Manilow Van Andel Concert Has Been Changed Due To Scheduling Conflict

Lat week, twice a day, 100.5 The River gave away concert tickets to see Barry Manilow at the Van Andel Arena, originally scheduled for April 26th at 7:30pm.  That concert date has now been rescheduled

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Work In Downtown Grand Rapids? You Need To Know This!

If you work in downtown Grand Rapids brace yourself.  Rush hour traffic will turn into a nightmare if you are not prepared.  Beginning Wednesday morning the Fulton and Monroe intersection will be closed

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Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Whitecaps NEW Ballpark Food

It's a new season for baseball, almost.  So of course the Whitecaps are thinking of new and unique feed items to serve up.  You may remember last years 5 or 6 thousand calorie hamburger, right?

At least one of this year's food items would make Elvis Presley, The King, smile

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Crane Collapses at Kent County Jail

Emergency personnel are on hand at the Kent county jail after a crane collapsed at 9am this morning.

A 9-1-1 Emergency call came in at 9:09 am this morning asking for help and a rescue crew to be dispatched t

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Michigan’s Unemployed Won’t Get The Money They Depend On

Michigan's unemployment rate is still one of the highest in the nation at 9.9%.  For those tens of thousands still unemployed, the news just got a little worse.

For the next five months those unemployed will not be getting the money they have come to rely on

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One Woman Makes A Difference In One West Michigan School

A woman by the name of Chris Willis in Grand Haven read about a sad situation on one of the social media sites.  Instead of thinking to herself, "That's a sad story", she realized that she could do something about it so she did!

Muskegon Heights Edgewood Elementary School were lacking the basic necessities it took for the teachers to do their job

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Hey Grand Rapids! Today Is Your Last Chance To Register To Vote

If you want to take part in Michigan's Presidential Election on February 28th then today is your last chance to register to vote!

In a primary election voters can choose whether to vote in the democratic or republican primaries

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