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Townsquare Media Buys Kalamazoo Ribfest

Townsquare Media announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Kalamazoo Ribfest from The Arc Community Advocates.

As part of the deal, Townsquare Media also inked a long-term partnership with The Arc to produce the event on an annual basis.

The Arc Community Advocates, a non-profit focused on helping people with intellectual and development disabilities, has operated Ribfest for the past 22 years.

Ribfest 2014 is Aug. 7 to 9 at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, and is downtown Kalamazoo's largest event.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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Tuesday Is Free Pancake Day At IHOP!

So this year IHOP threw us a curve ball. Last year, National Free Pancake Day was in February and on the same day as National Weather Persons' Day. Weather persons' day has come and gone, and Tuesday is IHOP Free Pancake day!

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Wee Difference for March: Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan

This month's Wee Difference orgnaization is the Children's Dyslexia Center of West Michigan.

The Children's Dyslexia Center is a two-prong non-profit organization, helping children with dyslexia and training tutors to help those children.

Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR is spotlighting this great non-profit for March because it's making a Wee Difference!

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Winter 2013-14 Second Snowiest on Record in Grand Rapids

It's the second snowiest winter on record in Grand Rapids and it's not over yet.

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‘Holland, Michigan’ to Star Bryan Cranston, Edgar Ramirez and Naomi Watts

The movie "Holland, Michigan" is planned for release in 2015.

Director Errol Morris just announced some big casting information about the movie.

Bryan Cranston, Edgar Ramirez, and Naomi Watts will all star in the film.

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Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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WZZM-13: Jury Finds Eric Knysz Guilty of Killing State Trooper Paul Butterfield

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Taco Bell Announces New Breakfast Menu!

Taco Bell is easily stealing this idea from me.

Listen to this: Just a few months ago, I was up super early driving to work and I was hungry. I passed a Taco Bell and I said to myself, "How great would it be to have breakfast at Taco Bell?"

Well, they now have it!

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Vote for the Whitecaps’ Newest Food Item

The West Michigan Whitecaps are rebuilding their ballpark following the fire back in January and preparing for their season. As part of that, they're doing a lot of things and asking for the public's input.

First, they asked fans to design their jerseys for Social Media Night. Then, they asked for suggestions for the name of their new mascot. Now, they want the public to vote for which new food item they should add to their menu for the coming season. 

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Serving Up Sweetness at Dessert Wars

The Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom was the setting for some seriously delicious and sweet treats on Thursday night.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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Grand Rapids Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Michigan State Student’s Slaying

A suspect in the fatal Jan. 31 shooting of a Michigan State University from Middleville in his East Lansing apartment has been arrested in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids and East Lansing police.

Marquay Shaquilleedris McCoy, 19 was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Grand Rapids residence and was being held today in the Kent County Jail, authorities said today.

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