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Meijer Gardens to Open Annual Horticultural Exhibits September 15th

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Meijer Gardens to Open Annual Horticultural Exhibits September 15th

Meijer Gardens will open its autumn horticultural exhibit on September 15th of this month. The Chrysanthemums and More! exhibition is one of autumns top tourist attractions in local Grand Rapids. The exhibit, which lasts through the month of October, features unique floral displays, family activities, as well as fall foliage. “This celebration of the chrysanthemum…

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Bob Dylan to Perform in Van Andel Arena October 28th

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Bob Dylan to Perform in Van Andel Arena October 28th

Bob Dylan, the legendary musician and Nobel Prize winner will be in Grand Rapids on October 28th, 2017 at Van Andel Arena.  The announcement was just made, with presale tickets to go on sale Thursday, 9/14 and sale of tickets to the general public on Friday, 9/15. Dylan and his band will make it to…

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Grand Rapids Public Library Gets $80,000 Grant

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Grand Rapids Public Library Gets $80,000 Grant

A grant of $80,000 was awarded to the Grand Rapids Public Library this week.  The grant is intended to support the library’s community programs and materials. The funds will help boost the library’s rare book collections and audiobook inventory.  It will will help boost the historical reading material about the state of Michigan and Grand…

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Wyoming Woman Dies After Opting Out of Cancer Treatment to Give Birth

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Wyoming Woman Dies After Opting Out of Cancer Treatment to Give Birth

Carrie DeKleyn of Wyoming gave the ultimate sacrifice in order to give birth to her 6th child.  Doctors removed her feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday soon after her daughter Life Lynn DeKlyen was born.   DeKleyn suffered from brain cancer and opted to avoid any chemotherapy treatments because it would end the life of her…

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1400 East Grand Rapids Residents Lose Electric Power

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1400 East Grand Rapids Residents Lose Electric Power

By Justin P. Hicks jhicks3@mlive.com More than 1,400 Consumers Energy customers in the East Grand Rapids area woke up without power Tuesday, Sept. 5. The outage was reported around 6:30 a.m. Electrical equipment was damaged in the area, though it’s unclear what caused the outage to occur, according to Roger Morgenstern, a spokesperson for the…

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GVSU Recycling Solar Eclipse Glasses Until September 15th

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GVSU Recycling Solar Eclipse Glasses Until September 15th

Last week thousands of West Michigan residents were prepared to view the partial solar eclipse of the sun, armed with eclipse sunglasses. If you are one of those people and are now wondering what to do with your solar eclipse glasses, then you are in luck. Astronomers Without Borders has designated Grand Valley State University…

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Publicly Admit You’ve Been Fired and You Get a FREE Whopper

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Publicly Admit You’ve Been Fired and You Get a FREE Whopper

No one likes to admit they have ever been fired from a job, but Burger King is now making it much easier to come “out of the closet” and tell the world you got the ax at some point in your life. If you have ever been “let go”, or permanently “laid off”, (i.e. FIRED!),…

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Justin Amash to Hold Town Hall Meetings in Late August

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Justin Amash to Hold Town Hall Meetings in Late August

Justin Amash, U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan will soon be holding town meetings. Amash will speak with Grand Rapids area residents on Thursday, August 31 at Cornerstone University in the Matthews Performing Arts Center at 3000 Leonard Street NE. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Friday, September 1, Amash…

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Police Investigate 23 East Grand Rapids Car Break-Ins

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Police Investigate 23 East Grand Rapids Car Break-Ins

A rash of vehicle break-ins plagued E. Grand Rapids over the weekend. Police are advising that everyone lock vehical doors when parked. The East Grand Rapids police department received 23 separate reports of vehicle break-ins in the southwest part of the city over the weekend. Items that were stolen were loose change, cash, and anything…

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Free Dental Care Available July 21st Only

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Free Dental Care Available July 21st Only

We have heard alot lately about health insurance and the fact that everyone must be covered in case they get sick, but what about a toothache? Millions of people are without dental insurance and if you have visited the dentist lately you know that it’s not cheap to get a tooth fixed that is causing…

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