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Aquarium Reopens After ?5m Redevelopment
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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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The Ducks are Running at Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary

One kindergarten student said when asked what she thought about the ducks, "they are so cute and I so am excited for them to walk out because it will be like a parade."

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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You Know You Grew Up in West Michigan When…

We've all seen the lists "you know you're a ______ when", "you know you're a ________ fan when", etc., but we've never seen one that is distinctly West Michigan.

So, we've set out to fix that. We polled our co-workers, friends, and family members to come up with the ultimate list of ways you know you grew up in West Michigan.

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John Ball Zoo Opens Second Phase of their New Tiger Habitat

Visitors to Grand Rapids' John Ball Zoo will now be able to get up close and personal with some swimming tigers! (You'll be behind glass, it's totally safe.)

The zoo unveiled new features of its Tigers of the Realm exhibit on Monday, including the River Realm and Tiger Trail.

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Looking For A Jobby Job? John Ball Park Zoo Is Hiring!

Seasonal Job Fair at John Ball Park Zoo TODAY! Starts at 11am at the Zoo! Here's a way to get some good face time with kids and the animals, and make a little extra cash as well!

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