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Happy Birthday Grand Rapids! 162!

That's alot of candles! As a Facebook Friend said, "You don't look a day over 160!" Ha! I wonder what Larry King thinks about all this. Since he was just a boy when GR became a city, he can relate to what the world was like back in 1850. No Motor cars, not a single luxury, like Robinson...oh wait--thats something else! ;)

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Grand Rapids Zoo Gets A Train!

So I commented last week on the John Ball Zoo having a construction projection going on... Well,  guess what? It's for a A new railway which will offer a bird's eye view of the city. Very Cool! I wondered what was going on there - now we know!

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Downtown Grand Rapids to Get Big New Cinema

This is great news! This is exactly what downtown needs! The owners of Celebration Cinema are making plans to put an entertainment complex and movie theater downtown by the Van Andel Arena!

It will be on the corner of Oakes Street and Ionia Avenue SW, would have tons of screens and space for several restaurants too. It would be where the current city parking lot is now!

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Gerald Ford Reappears in Grand Rapids

Well  at least his likeness did!  This is actually pretty good, although some people look at this as graffiti, but actually think it's very cool.

The images are located on the north side of eastbound I-196, immediately after the off-ramp from U.S. 131, and on the east side of the Ottawa Avenue exit off westbound I-196 - right downtown in the middle of everything.

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Grand Rapids-Best City In US For Rasing A Family!

According to a new Forbes magazine (unlike the RelocateAmerica article from last August that got all the attention a couple of weeks ago) Grand Rapids is the "Best place to raise a family"! Yay us! Grand Rapids not only is a great place to live, but we keep getting all these public accolades!

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It’s National Joe Day! Here’s My 3 Favorite Joe’s In Grand Rapids!

Today is National Joe Day! A day to appreciate and respect the everyday "Joe's" in your life. From Joe the Plumber to Joe Montana to a cup of good ol' Joe, Joe is a big part of our lives! Luckily in Grand Rapids we have plenty of Joe's to pick from to honor. Here is my to

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Grand Rapids Is Number Two Place To Live In The US–Old News!

OK, so by now you have probably seen the story from Marketwatch.com that has Grand Rapids as the number two place to live in the United States. This story has been posted on Facebook and reported on by 3 of our local TV stations. When I saw it on channel 8's news last night, it was the straw that broke the camels back. This is a great story, but it's OLD NEWS!

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Grand Rapids Couple Scores With “Pregnant And I Know It” [VIDEO]

Here's the latest internet sensation! And you saw it here first, or maybe second! It's a Parody of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" called "Pregnant and I Know It" starring Angela Profitt. Taped by her hubby Tommie, it already nabbed over 310 thousand hits on You Tube! Watch and enjoy!

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West Michigan Weekend! It’s Another Busy One!

I'm ready for the weekend! And there's plenty of stuff to do as usual! Of course ArtPrize is in full swing! Check the FGR ArtPrize link for details how you can win a New York City trip from Design One Salon Spa! Also see WFGR's Matt Hendricks playing Classic Hits LIVE at the Huntington Bank Building (50 Monroe NW) Saturday and other assorted nights during AP 2011!

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Your Guide To ArtPrize 2011!

Here it is! The Official WFGR site for all that is Artprize! The biggest art competition in the world is on now through October 9 all around Downtown Grand Rapids! WFGR will broadcast live from our Artprize venue, 50 Monroe (the Huntington Bank Building) the next 2 Wednesday's during the Afternoon Hustle with Craig Russell!

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Art Prize 2010-The Steam Pig--WZZM 13 News
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The Art Prize “Steam Pig” Is Flying Away

One of my favorites from “Art Prize” 2010 the “Steam Pig” has to leave downtown Grand Rapids to make room for the new Art Prize entries.

I don’t know about you, but I will miss the flying pig. 

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Battle Of The Lip Dubs–Traverse City Vs. Grand Rapids [VIDEO]

So Traverse City has a lip dub now. Good for them. Michigan has become the unofficial "home" of cities' Lip Dubs. Of course the Grand Rapids video has become world famous, and according to You Tube, is the second most watched Lip Dub ever, behind a LD from Canada that has over 9 million views...but it's a year old--the Grand Rapids LD is 2 months old.

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