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August 14 Is National Back to School Day Everywhere But Here

Today is National Back to School Day.

Well, that's half true,. Of course in Michigan school doesn't start until after Labor Day.

In other parts of the country, school has been in for a couple of weeks now. What???

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids Kickoff!

It's time for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids again!

From Wednesday to Aug. 24, more than 60 great eating and drinking establishments in greater Grand Rapids will be offering dinner and beer or wine pairings for a special price!

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Courtesy ArtPrize
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WZZM-13: ArtPrize Announces Expert Discussion Changes

ArtPrize has announced some changes to its 2014 critical discourse programming Monday morning.

The art competition's organizers are calling the seven days of discussion an "event within an event."

The newly-expanded discourse sessions are to bring together experts from a number of different fields, including art, design, innovation, urbanism, social equity and technology.

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WFGR Retrovision: ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Trailer! [Video]

WFGR and Celebration! Cinema North are hosting a "Ghostbusters" 30th anniversary party Aug. 29!

There will fun, food, prizes, contests and, of course, a special screening of "Ghostbusters."

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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The Colonel Fills Up Customers In A Different Way!

Why doesn't this kind of stuff happen in Grand Rapids? If you frequent KFC you probably are aware of their "5 Buck Fill Up" boxes. It's like 2 pieces of chicken, a side, a biscuit, a cookie and a drink for 5 bucks. Quite the deal.

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Sample New Brews, Delicious Food with Alaskan Brewing Co. at Logan’s Alley [Video]

2014 Summer Craft Beer Festival participant Alaskan Brewing Co. is in town!

On Wednesday, July 30, Alaskan Brewing Co.’s brew crew will stop by Logan’s Alley, 916 Michigan St. NE in Grand Rapids, for a day to celebrate craft beer.

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Brendan "Michael Jackson" Queshawn shows off his moves to Billy Jean (PHOTO: Jojo Girard
Brendan "Michael Jackson" Queshawn shows off his moves to Billy Jean (PHOTO: Jojo Girard
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WFGR Awesome ’80s Cruise [Photos]

Jojo hosted the first WFGR Awesome '80s Cruise aboard The Grand Lady Riverboat on Friday night.

The cruise was on the Grand River out of Jenison. And, by the looks of it, everyone had a good time.

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For Friday Night’s Awesome ’80′s Cruise Tonight

The Friday Night Awesome 80's is TONIGHT on the Grand Lady Riverboat in Jenison. Food, drinks, dancing, contests, great '80's hits and of course Jo Jo hosting the party!

And to get you in the mood we have two great '80s features!

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Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images
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Farm Aid 2014 Ready To Rock

For nearly 30 years, Farm Aid has made music and raised money for American farmers.

The great news? The annual event is set for September.

The bad news? WE STILL NEED TO HAVE IT!

The festival will take place September 13th in Raleigh, North Carolina with a lineup that includes co-founders Neil YoungJohn Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson, as well as Jack WhiteDave MatthewsCarlene Carter, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others.

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‘That’s One Small Step For Man, …’ [Video]

It was 45 years ago today. At 10:56 p.m., as over a billion people watched on TV, the first human landed on the moon: Neil Armstrong, a Purdue University graduate born in Ohio.

Some have argued Apollo 11's moon landing on July 20, 1969, was all a hoax, and others think it was one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind.

However you see it, what is the lasting legacy of the moon landing?

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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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