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Throwback Thursday: Grand Rapids In The ’50s, When It Was Known As ‘The Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation’ [Video]

The Tumblr site FYGR stumbled across this wonderful postcard packet of Grand Rapids in the early '50s, featuring wonderful drawings of the steamboat on Reeds Lake and the bridge over the duck pond at the John Ball Park Zoo.

Enjoy this wonderful trip back in time.

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Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Griffins Take Game One Against the IceHogs, 5-3

Teemu Pulkkinen scored the seventh playoff hat trick in Griffins' history on Wednesday night and became the team's all-time leading postseason goal scorer, as Grand Rapids took Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals with a 5-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs at Van Andel Arena.

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Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Jail
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Police ID Body Found in Grand River Near Fulton Street Bridge

Grand Rapids police have identified a body found in the Grand River Tuesday evening.

The body is that of Terry Douglas Bailey, who was found around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday under the Fulton Street bridge.

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Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
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ESPN X Games Event Coming to Grand Rapids in August

ESPN X Games is partnering with MasterCraft Boats for a new wakeboarding competition and world-record skifly attempt in August at Millennium Park Lake.

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Photo Courtesy of Cygnus27
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Cygnus27 Unveils New Menu to Create A Latin-Inspired Dining Experience in Grand Rapids

Cygnus27, Grand Rapids’ AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, has introduced a new Latin American-inspired menu offering an approachable dining experience for locals and visitors alike.

Rising culinary star Chef de Cuisine Tim Moreno took inspiration from his heritage to create the new menu which highlights a wide variety of Latin flavors and dishes from Spain, Mexico, and South America.

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Michigan Earthquake Brings Out Our Weird Sense of Humor [Video]

It's not often we get an earthquake in Michigan. But when we do, we tend to laugh about it.

Saturday's 4.2 shaker centered near Galesburg demonstrated our ability to mock our lack of seismic activity.

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Mother’s Day Brunch in Grand Rapids – 2015

Have brunch with Mom for Mother's Day!

Check our guide to the best brunches in Grand Rapids and enjoy your time with Mom!

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West Michigan Experiences Saturday Afternoon Earthquake

Did you feel your house shake early Saturday afternoon? Turns out you're not alone. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed that what we felt while sitting and binge-watching Netflix was, in fact. an earthquake. 

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Wee Difference For May: Wings Of Mercy [Video]

Wings of Mercy West Michigan is a faith based, non-profit volunteer pilot organization dedicated to connecting general aviation pilots with low income patients in need of transportation to distant medical facilities.

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Movies in the Park 2015 Lineup Revealed

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has released the lineup of this year’s Movies in the Park Series.

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Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott
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Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating medical and pharmaceutical professionals with a special Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other medical and pharmaceutical professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Leon Halip - Getty Images Sport
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MSU RB Delton Williams Agrees To Plea Deal in Gun Case

Delton Williams will have to relinquish his handgun and can't apply for a CPL ever again. Does this clear a way for him to return to MSU football?

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