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Best Activities for Kids at Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts

The 48th annual Festival of the Arts is this weekend in Grand Rapids!

Festival opens at noon on Friday and runs until 6PM on Sunday.

Take look at our guide for kids and enjoy Festival 2017!

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GRPD Body Cam Video Of Fatal Shooting of Malik Carey Is Harrowing [Video]

Police body cam footage of the fatal shooting May 3 of Malik Carey in Grand Rapids has been released, and it makes you fully understand the unanticipated dangers of police work.

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Sparty Fans! There’s Going to be a HUGE Spartan Sports Sale this Saturday!

If you bleed green and white, this Saturday is your chance to get your hands on a bunch of Spartan gear.

The Spartan Sports Sale is being held by the MSU Surplus Store and MSU Athletics...

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Bob Seger Adds Grand Rapids To Tour, But Is It His Last? [Video]

Bob Seger announced the complete list of tour stops for his 2017 Runaway Train Tour, including a September stop at Van Andel Arena.

But is it his last tour?

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Who Remembers Bill Knapp’s?

I do, that's for sure. The fried chicken, meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, mmmm, special soups, and, ahhhh, the chocolate cake. What a meal.

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Payless ShoeSource to Close at Woodland and Rivertown Crossing Mall

We learned in April that Payless was planning to close 400-500 stores nationwide.That list has grown.

USA Today reports that Payless is now is asking a federal bankruptcy judge for permission to close  up to 408 additional stores, including the Woodland Mall and Rivertown Crossing Mall locations.

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Movies in The Park Cancelled For June 2

The decision was made to allow additional time for new sod recently installed in Ah-Nab-Awen Park to fully take root.

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What Should You Eat at Festival of the Arts? Spin the Wheel of Festival Food!

Festival of the Arts takes place in downtown Grand Rapids this Friday through Sunday, and all of the food options can be a little overwhelming...

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Here’s What Jerry Seinfeld REALLY Said About the Residents of Grand Rapids

NOTHING

Okay, maybe that's being slightly dismissive. It's quite possible that Jerry Seinfeld does have great things to say about the people of Grand Rapids...

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Top Five Videos From 48 Years of ‘Festival Of The Arts’

Yes, it's Festival week in Grand Rapids! Dreams of meat on a stick and bad memories of singing on stage with your high school chorus dance in your heads!

Here's five videos of Festival I found. From Mustard Plug to a parody of Festival from the '80s, they're all beautiful in their own way, and each may touch a nerve, good or bad of Festivals past.

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Festival, Playoff Hockey, and GHOSTS Highlight Our Weekend Top 10 – June 3-4

Summer is here and that means that there is a TON of stuff to do around West Michigan. Sometimes, that makes it a little difficult to figure out what to do with your weekend...

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West Michigan Animal Sanctuary Seeking BellyRubbers

I have had “dog fever” for the last few months; unfortunately, I live in a place that won’t let me have a dog, so when I came across a Facebook post looking for “bellyrubbers”, I was interested...

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