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August Wee Difference: ‘In The Image’ Helps School Kids Get New Shoes

In The Image is a local, faith-based non profit organization that shows God's love by changing one life, one child and one family at a time.

Their S.H.O.E.S. program has put new shoes on the feet of elementary school children for the past 18 years. Find out how easy it is to volunteer or help out by supplying shoes to this great program.

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Legendary Wrestler and ‘They Live’ Star Roddy Piper Dead at 61

This is a pretty huge blow to fans of wrestling, but also to fans of awesome humans in general. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the legendary wrestling star and actor, has passed away at the age of 61. Piper had previously been struggling with cancer, but according to early reports, his death was the result of a cardiac arrest.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Man With No Intention of Growing Up Builds Awesome Slinky Elevator

Unleash your inner child with this most excellent invention.

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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Opening Morning [Photos]

Thousands are heading to the new Tanger Outlets mall in Byron Township which opened today at 10AM.

See the crowds at this morning's opening!

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J.J. Abrams Broke His Back Making ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (Literally)

Harrison Ford might be a superhero. This, according to Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, who was on set for Ford’s unfortunate accident last year, when a hydraulic door broke his leg. (As Abrams’ describes it in the clip above, his ankle was at a, gulp, 90-degree angle to the rest of his body. Ew.) Thankfully, Ford was okay. Then he later got into a plane crash and was mostly okay after that too. Because, again, Harrison Ford is a superhero.

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The Avett Brothers to Kickoff ArtPrize 2015

ArtPrize has announced that The Avett Brothers will make a stop in West Michigan this fall during ArtPrize Seven, as a part of their nationwide tour.

The Grammy-nominated folk-rock band will take center stage alongside singer-songwriter Brett Dennen and his band on Saturday, October 3.

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Craft Beer Means Big Bucks To GR Economy [Video]

The growing craft beer industry in Grand Rapids is a boon to the local economy, both in terms of jobs and profits. Overall, the beer industry is worth $6.6 billion dollars to the State of Michigan.

That's great, another reason to crack open a local brew!!

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KFC’s ‘Memories Bucket’ Can Print Photos, For Some Reason

Do you know what KFC needs? Ink and toner.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Classic Movie Cars From the 1980s That We Still Really Want So Bad

Take a ride back in time with these five vehicles a man of any age would be proud to own.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Netflix’s Bill Cosby Standup Special Not ‘Appropriate’ for Release, Says Boss

Prior to the many pieces, victims and testimony cementing Bill Cosby’s status as a reviled public figure, the comedian had almost reached the cusp of a comeback, planning a new NBC series and a Netflix standup special. Netflix was quick to shelve plans to release the special once Cosby’s deeds became a national focus, and now the streaming service doesn’t ever believe it “appropriate” to air.

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Strongest Cyclist Ever Lifts Car Blocking Bike Lane With His Hands

This guy may have gone for a bike ride, but that's not how he got his workout on this particular day.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Gutsy 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon, Inspires the World

The next time you think you can't do something, remember this kid.

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