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We Are Less Than a Week Away From Grand Rapids Getting Its First Cat Cafe

If you love cats & coffee - this is your new hang out spot! On Thursday, August 17th at 10 a.m. Happy Cat Cafe will officially be open to the public.

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5 Cheapest Waterfront Homes for Sale in Kent County

If you dream of living the waterfront lifestyle, but think it's out of your price range, here are the 5 cheapest waterfront homes we found for sale in Kent County.

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Words That People From Michigan Just Can’t Pronounce Properly

It's been said that the Midwestern accent is  the most widely perceived "mainstream" American English accent.  In fact, a lot of TV and Radio broadcasters prefer their anchors and DJs to have this Midwestern accent because "it plays well in all parts of the country...

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Applebee’s to Close More Than 100 Restaurants, Will Any of Them be in West Michigan?

Bad news for fans of Applebee's (and IHOP). The parent company for both restaurants announced Thursday that they will be closing more than 100 Applebee's locations and 20-25 IHOP locations in the coming months.

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Wurzburg’s and the Good Old Days of Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids

 

Remember shopping in downtown Grand Rapids in the "good old days? Those were the times of the big department stores, Herpolsheimer's, Wurzburg's and specialty stores. The biggest, and fanciest was Wurzburg's.

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What Do You Think Michigan’s Favorite Emoji is?

I'll give you a hint: we don't use this emoji for its actual meaning.

Figure it out yet? Here's another hint just in case: you can find it in the produce section at the grocery store...

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Sparta Man Pleads Guilty in to Sexual Assault Charges Involving Two Young Boys

23-year-old Tyler Lowis of Sparta is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to several felony charges in connection with the sexual assault of two young boys...

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West Michigan’s Rooftop Bars

Before the sun turns to gloom and the warmth turns to cold - make the most out of what's left of summer. And while there is plenty to do and take advantage of in West Michigan, something we don't have much of is rooftop bars...

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West Michigan Man Sets Himself on Fire Trying to Exterminate Bees

Leslie Howard Cross II, 49, of Dowagiac is in the hospital after accidentally setting himself on fire while trying to exterminate an underground bees nest.

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Remembering Castle Farms Music Theater [Video]

It was a summertime tradition, driving up north to catch a show at 'the Castle' along Lake Charlevoix. I saw some pretty big names there when I was younger, like AC/DC, Cheap Trick and The Scorpions.

Castle Farms is still there, but its rock'n'roll legacy exists only in our memories.

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Meijer is Recalling Bathing Suits Because Your Kid Can Choke On It

If you bought a bathing suit for your child expecting them to look all cute for your next beach day... unfortunately it won't be cute if your child chokes on it...

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What Do You Think of Grand Rapids? Chime in on The Grand Rapids Sarahah

Have you heard of Sarahah? It's the latest thing in social media, and it's a way for people to leave anonymous comments about their friends, acquaintances, or quite frankly just strangers...

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