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That One Time an Elephant Threw Out the First Pitch at a West Michigan Whitecaps Game [VIDEO]

Want to be a successful minor league baseball team? You'd better be ready to combine one part Babe Ruth and one part PT Barnum. The Grand Rapids based West Michigan Whitecaps do that better than just about any team - like the one time when an elephant threw out the first pitch.

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Wear Orange on March 24 to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger in West Michigan

Join us along with Kids' Food Basket and dozens of West Michigan schools, businesses and organizations by wearing orange on Thursday, March 24, to raise awareness of childhood hunger.

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The Ultimate Michigan Summer Baseball Road Trip: 7 Games, 7 Stadiums, 7 Days

It wouldn't be a Michigan summer without baseball and road trips. Combine the two and you'll have a memorable summer vacation.

Enjoy a week of great baseball this summer while exploring seven stadiums and some great Michigan cities!

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GVSU Study Says Over 80 Percent of Grand Rapids Residents Would Give City Grade of ‘A’ or ‘B’

A new study released today by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University shows more than 80 percent of Grand Rapids area residents would give the city an overall grade of "A" or "B" as a place to live, but ratings varied widely based on home location, race, education and poverty level.

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Meijer Gardens Announces Four Acts Coming This Summer

This morning, Frederik Meijer Gardens announced four acts which will be performing at the 2016 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts.

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Over 40 Ice Sculptures in Grand Rapids for Valent-ICE [Photos]

Thousands bundled up and explored the Valent-ICE festival in downtown Grand Rapids this weekend. Over 40 ice sculptures were on display around Grand Rapids.

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Uber Delivering Paczki in Grand Rapids on Fat Tuesday

Uber has announced that they are offering paczki delivery from Sandy's Donuts in Grand Rapids on Fat Tuesday.

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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in West Michigan

As we approach Valentine's Day many of us are looking for the perfect place to book a romantic dinner for our significant other.

Last week, OpenTable revealed the '100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America' and two Michigan restaurants made the list...

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Christmas Tree Disposal in Grand Rapids, Drop-Off for Free or Pay for Pickup

The City of Grand Rapids is offering residents two options for disposing of their live Christmas trees; free drop-off and a fee-based curbside pickup.

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Local Theaters Remind Patrons Of Costume Policies Prior To ‘Star Wars’ Opening

WOOD-TV 8 reports both Celebration! Cinema and AMC are preparing for their costumed guests this weekend.

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Looking For A Date? Grand Rapids Not The Worst Place To Be

A couple new studies show Grand Rapids is a pretty good town to be in if you're single, one suburb not so much.

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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Holds Rally In Las Vegas
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Donald Trump Will Be In Grand Rapids December 21

You read that right. Next Monday, December 21, Donald Trump will be here in Grand Rapids.

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