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ArtPrize 2014: Important Dates, What’s New, Transportation and More

View our ArtPrize preview to learn about venue hours, voting deadlines, what's new this year and more.

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ArtPrize 2014: Sneak Peek/Party at San Chez on Sunday

San Chez Bistro will host an ArtPrize sneak peek to support Avenue for the Arts on Sunday.

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Brian Chase/ThinkStock
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Three Cases Of Enterovirus D68 Confirmed In Michigan

Enterovirus D-68 is now in parts of Michigan, including right here in Kent County.

This is the extremely contagious respiratory illness that's making children and young adults sick in at least 22 states so far. 

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New Movies This Week: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ and ‘Tusk’

What had been a pretty slow month of September, movie-wise, is about to get a major jolt, with four new films hitting theaters this week. Here's a look at your suddenly bountiful choices:

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Anchor-Bone Trophy On The Line Saturday Night

Two teams off to disparate starts converge on Big Rapids Saturday Night with West Michigan college football bragging rights on the line.

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Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

So today is National Cheeseburger Day. How they come up with these days is beyond me, but during my own personal "Food Week" who cares?

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Courtesy Founders Brewing Co.
Courtesy Founders Brewing Co.
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Founders’ Dark Pennance Imperial Black IPA Coming in October [Video]

The newest brew to the Founders Brewing Co. lineup since 2012 will be released in bottles and on tap starting this October!

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Michigan Hosts Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship in Escanaba [Video]

Bass fishing takes center stage as many of the world’s best anglers battle it out on Lake Michigan in Escanaba for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship today through Sunday.

The championship is being held on Bays de Noc as part of a partnership between Pure Michigan and Bassmaster to promote the state as a top destination for anglers.

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Brian Blanco/Getty Images
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Gatorade Send Off For Yankee Great Derek Jeter Is Inspiring [Video]

Longtime New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter will retire following this season, so the games he has left is now down to a mere handful.

Many of the tributes given to Derek, (who played his high school ball in Kalamazoo for the Central Maroon Giants) have been heartfelt and sincere, but none as beautiful as the one Gatorade did for their spokesperson.

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Mayor’s Annual River Clean Up Is Saturday

Every year for the past 11 years, volunteers have gathered at the Sixth Street Bridge Park and helped the Mayor clean up the banks of the Grand River.

This Saturday they'll do it again, and they can always use extra help, are you in? Oh, and did I mention there's free beer?

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Photo courtesy of CityFlatsHotel
Photo courtesy of CityFlatsHotel
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ArtPrize 2014: Arena District Preview’s Tonight

ArtPrize 2014 doesn't start for a week, but there have already been many opportunities to view art and meet ArtPrize artists.

Arena District is hosting their ArtPrize preview tonight.

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Michigan Trails Week 2014 Kicks Off This Weekend

Whether it's biking or hiking, we are blessed throughout West Michigan to have miles and miles of great trails available for our use.

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week 2014 by joining in one of the local events scheduled, including a Fall Harvest Hike on the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail.

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