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  • 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 […]

  • After ArtPrize: where does all the art go?

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Each year ArtPrize comes and the whole town is turned upside down.  One minute we are Grand Rapids, and the next we are ARTCity USA.  As fast as all the art comes, two weeks later it’s back down. When ArtPrize is said and done, where does all the art end up?  Some of it is purchased by people who came to ArtPrize, some is bought by the venue who showcased it, and some have a more […]

  • Rockford Ninja Warrior is this weekend

    ROCKFORD, Mich.– If you have seen the television show, American Ninja Warrior then you know the feat it takes to complete the obstacle course they provide. Bridgeway Community Church wanted to bring that course to Rockford and decided to create, Rockford Ninja Warrior. October 10th and 11th, 150 people will compete much like the American Ninja Warrior.  10 finalist from the television show will be flying in as celebrity guests as well.

  • Robinette’s teams up with the zoo for a special corn maze

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– West Michigan loves corn mazes, and you can find them all over town. Robinette’s Apple Orchard is no exception. Each year, the orchard has an elaborate corn maze that’s fun for the whole family.  This year they decided to do something special.  Teaming up with John Ball Zoo, they decided to make their corn maze in the shape of a tiger. The maze has post stops with questions to help guide you through the maze.  If you […]

  • Local diner gets a taste of reality

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Pals Diner has been family owned and operated for 19 years.  The Brown family knew they had a special restaurant, with very special customers; so they decided it was time to make their lives a reality show. The show began filming Sunday, October 5th and will continue through out the year.  Unlike most reality shows based on restaurants this show will not be about the food, or about the cooking.  It will be about diner life.