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The Gluten Free Bar Adds GFB “Bites” to its Product Line

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The Gluten Free Bar Adds GFB “Bites” to its Product Line

The Gluten Free Bar (GFB), a leading brand for fun and flavorful gluten-free snacks, is paving the way in the growing gluten-free “cluster” category with its new line of GFB Bites. Available in six different flavors, including Dark Chocolate Coconut, Coconut Cashew Crunch, Chocolate Cherry Almond, PB+J, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter,…

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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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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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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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4 Star Theater on S. Division Soon to be Renovated

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4 Star Theater on S. Division Soon to be Renovated

Cities all across the U.S. have shuttered and run-down theaters and dance halls that were built during the early part of the 20th century.  Grand Rapids actually has a few as well.  One long-forgotten theater on South Division may soon be getting a new lease on life. Marcus Ringnalda, a commercial real estate developer has…

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Food Trucks Expanding Coverage in Downtown Grand Rapids

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Food Trucks Expanding Coverage in Downtown Grand Rapids

The start of spring also officially starts the season of food trucks in downtown Grand Rapids. The spring and summer of 2017 brings a new program for food trucks to operate under in Grand Rapids.   The pilot program not only expands inspection requirements, but it also allows food trucks to operate in additional areas of…

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Grand Rapids Millenials Own Homes at a Higher Rate Than Others

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Grand Rapids Millenials Own Homes at a Higher Rate Than Others

According to a new study by Trulia.com, young people in Grand Rapids are opting to buy homes at a higher rate than their counterparts in other cities across the U.S. That means that more adults ages 28-32 in Grand Rapids are living in the their parents basement.  In fact, Grand Rapids has one of the…

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