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MDOT: Total Closures on I-96, M-50 This Weekend in Kent County

A bridge demolition will bring total closures to I-96 and M-50 in Kent County this weekend.

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Wendy Tries Out Alaskan Brewing Company [Photos]

The Summer Craft Beer Festival may be over, but Grand Rapids is beer city USA, so there's always something beer-related happening.

This morning, the folks from Alaskan Brewing Company came by to visit, tell us about their beers, and let us try some out. 

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Meet Lily – Wendy’s Pet Of The Week

Every Wednesday, the folks from the Humane Society of West Michigan stop by and bring me a new friend to be named as “Wendy’s Pet Of The Week”. This week, Trudy from the Humane Society stopped by with Lily.

Lily is a one-year-old Guinea Pig who would make a wonderful pet for your family. Guinea Pigs love to be held and cuddled.  

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Big sister cries over her little brother

I am sure every sister feels this way when there brother is still a baby and that is the case here with Sadie and not wanting her baby brother to grow up.

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Midwest Girls are Best

 

Those of us with Midwest blood in our veins know that Midwest is best, especially when it comes to our women. There's pretty much a countless number of reasons to love us, but here are some highlights: We work hard, we can have fun no matter how small our town is, we have wild personalities, and we know that the quickest way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. The

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To Slide or Not to Slide

 

We all have that friend who has to show off and try to copy a stunt they just saw. And 9 times out of 10, they fail hilariously. Turns out, this doesn't just happen with humans. Check out this video of a dog going down a slide- and his fellow canine's attempt to do the same.

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Why George R.R. Martin Won’t Be Involved Much

One of the reasons fans of the original books have been so cool with the major deviations 'Game of Thrones' made from the novels has been the direct involvement of author George R.R. Martin. As a producer and writer on the series, he's been present to give his blessing to the showrunners and wag his fingers at aggressive fans, but not this year. Martin will be sitting out 'Game of Thrones' season 5 altogether to finish writing the sixth book in the series, 'The Winds of Winter.'

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Lucy’ Takes Down Mighty ‘Hercules’

This weekend saw two movies named after their lead characters go head-to-head. In one corner, you have 'Lucy.' In the other, 'Hercules.' If you asked the average person who would win in a battle between Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, most would probably side with the guy whose nickname is "The Rock." But the box office this weekend went in a completely different direction.

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Grandwich Top 10 Sandwiches Announced

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and Neighborhood Ventures have announced the top 10 finalists who will compete to win the title of Grandwich 2014.

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New YMCA Coming To Cascade!

Plans to build a new YMCA in Cascade Township, to replace the existing Grand Rapids Township Y, have officially been approved.

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Michael Buble` Invites Clark Retirement Community Residents To Tonight’s Show [Video]

Michael Buble' takes stage tonight at Van Andel Arena, and thanks to a popular lip dub from Clark Retirement Community, he's invited 100 residents to come along to the show!

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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