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Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Back To School Celebration Moved Due To Weather

The Grand Rapids Public Schools' Back To School Celebration scheduled for today has been moved from John Ball Park to City High-Middle School, 1720 Plainfield Ave NE.

The event will be held today from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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Don Pardo, Longtime ‘SNL’ Announcer, Passes Away at 96

Don Pardo, the man who introduced the 'SNL' lineup every week since 1975, has sadly passed away at the age of 96. Pardo also lent his voice to radio, sports, game shows, and commercials over the course of his incredibly long-running career, but we'll always remember him best for that wonderful phrase: "It's 'Saturday Night Live!'"

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ArtPrize Sneak Peek with Founders’ Mosaic Promise

ArtPrize will be here sooner than you know it!

The "Worlds Largest Art Competition" returns for it's 6th year September 24- October 12, 2014.

And while yes, I’m excited for the art, I have to admit I’m more excited for the beer!

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East Grand Rapids Police Continue Investigation Into Suspicious Packages Scare

Three people have been named as "persons of interest" in an incident that closed East Grand Rapids High School on Friday.

The high school was closed and athletic practices were moved or cancelled on Friday when a suspicious package was found in the school. Upon checkout out surveillance footage, officials found that it showed three people in the building overnight.

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American Quilter’s Society In Grand Rapids This Week

Next week, the American Quilter's Society is hosting their Grand Rapids Quilt Show at DeVoys Place. The event runs August 20th through August 23rd, 2014. There will be over 900 quilts on display plus classes and workshops led

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Expendables 3′ Can’t Keep Up With ‘Turtles’ or ‘Guardians’

A trio of newcomers entered the box office arena this weekend, but two battle-hardened and grizzled champions kept them at bay, holding onto the top two spots and making it look easy. Sorry, newbies: This top 10 still belongs to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

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Remembering Robin Williams: The Actor We All Felt We Knew

“Can you believe Popeye is played by the guy who plays Mork?” These words from my mother blew my seven-year-old mind. That's my intro to a piece I don’t know how to write and, honestly, probably shouldn’t be writing so soon after learning about Robin Williams’ death. I only had one encounter with Williams professionally – an interview promoting ‘Happy Feet 2,’ of all things – yet there are tears coming down my face as I type this for what is essentially a stranger. Even though he’s not a stranger. Everyone knew him. This is everyone’s loss.

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Man Falls From Downtown Grand Rapids Parking Garage

Grand Rapids Police are trying to determine how a man fell to his death on Sunday evening.

It happened around 6:00 p.m Sunday at the parking ramp located on Ottawa Avenue, near Louis Street (officially called the Ottawa Fulton Ramp).

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33 Obscure Facts About Toys and Games

Life isn't all fun and games, but maybe it should be.

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Cable Customer on Hold for 3 Hours Endures Real-Life Nightmare

Trying to cancel your cable service is almost as tough as getting in touch with the cable company.

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Tonto and Lone Ranger Debate Washington Redskins’ Nickname

The pressure is building for the Washington Redskins to drop the name “Redskins” because it's widely considered offensive toward Native Americans. We invited Tonto and the Lone Ranger to argue each side of the name controversy

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Animated Series’ Secret Origins

The Turtles' transformation from cult comic book characters to mega-popular cartoon superheroes began in 1987 and was overseen by writer David Wise. If you're a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are strong that Wise is the man you want to thank.

As a writer and story editor for the original animated series, Wise was present from the show's inception to its conclusion, writing and overseeing the vast majority of the series. To listen to his version of events is to understand where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from.

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