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  • Help feed our furry friends at Humane Society of West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Humane Society of West Michigan is always looking to help animals in need.  This fall they teamed up with Spartan food stores for a food drive to feed our furry friends. Now through October 25th you can head out to any Spartan store and drop off pet food, clothes, toys, anything that can be donated to an animal in need.  Your donations will help the animals at the humane society as well as help people who can’t […]

  • Public museum brings “Real Pirates” to Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– We’ve seen the movies that depict pirates but do we really know what a pirates life was like? The Grand Rapids Public Museum wanted to share with Grand Rapids a pirates life.  Their new exhibit, “Real Pirates” does just that. The exhibit is open now through April and tells the story of the Whydah, a pirate ship that sank in 1717.  Over 200 artifacts have been recovered from the ship including a brass bell that has the […]

  • Slows Bar BQ to open in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —It’s a restaurant that’s become synonymous with the Motor City and now it’s coming to Beer City. The Detroit-based and nationally renowned Slows Bar BQ joint announced Tuesday plans to expand into the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. This will be the first restaurant to commit to the Market, and it will be Slows’ first expansion outside of the city of Detroit. Located on the market’s southeast side near the corner of Ionia Avenue and Logan Street SW, the […]

  • Brandon Styles brings his impressionist style to Wealthy Theatre

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Brandon Styles is an impressionist, singer, comedian and magician all rolled into one West Michigan guy. After touring for the last four years around the country, Styles decided he wanted to start touring back home where he was raised.  With his wife and daughter, Styles came in o Wealthy Theatre Monday night with his show. Over 70 impressions in a one hour show, Styles also adds flair with his magic tricks that coincide with his different songs/performances.

  • Gearing up for tomorrow’s Brewtober Fest

    MARNE, Mich. — Brewtober Fest is happening tomorrow at Berlin Raceway in Marne.  In honor of the beer festival we met up with one of the breweries who will be in attendance. Gravel Bottom Brewing came out to Berlin Raceway to show us a thing or two about at home brewing.  Tomorrow they will be live brewing beer on site as well.

  • The Bandit Queen gives new meaning to ramen noodles

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Owner of the ever popular Propaganda Doughnuts, decided he wanted to venture out and create a new restaurant in Grand Rapids. The Bandit Queen officially opened it’s doors yesterday afternoon.  Sharing a kitchen with Propaganda Doughnuts, The Bandit Queen serves traditional ramen noodles. Not the ramen noodles we remember from college, these are traditional ramen noodles.  Made fresh and over nighted to Grand Rapids, the rest of the ingredients used at The Bandit Queen can be found […]

  • Get the perfect zombie makeover on a budget this Halloween

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Want that perfect zombie look this Halloween but not looking to spend an arm and a leg? Professional makeup artist Erick Gerson Rodriguez joined me in the FOX17 studios this evening for a one on one Halloween makeup tutorial. Seeing a professional makeup artist may not be in your budget or your time but Erick showed us how to use house-hold products like oatmeal, corn syrup and Kool-Aid to help with your zombie costume.

  • Air Zoo in Portage gets new tiger exhibit

    PORTAGE, Mich. — The Air Zoo in Portage is filled with all kinds of planes and other aircraft.  What you may not know though is that they also have rides, and science exhibits. The latest exhibit to be added to the Air Zoo is the tiger exhibit.  Ann Marie Earl, education manager for the Air Zoo told us how important it is for them to teach children what we use planes for other than commercial flights. The tiger exhibit teaches […]

  • What’s trending in Halloween costumes for 2014

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Halloween is right around the corner so you’re probably on the hunt for this year’s Halloween costume. Costume Connection on 28th street gave us a tour of what’s hot this year in Halloween apparel.  You can can probably guess what’s big for the little girls… Elsa and Anna from Frozen. The boy’s aren’t too difficult either, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is selling like crazy.  Kathy Kim, store manager told us that for men and women it’s a […]