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PHOTO: Student Advancement Foundation
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Wee Difference For August: Grand Rapids’ Student Advancement Foundation [Video]

The new school year is almost upon us again (yup, the summer went THAT fast).

For August, we're highlighting the Student Advancement Foundation and its contributions to Grand Rapids Public Schools as making a wee difference.

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John Moore/Getty Images
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Federal Report: Overweight Kids Don’t Realize They Have a Problem

A new study by the CDC shows that many overweight children "misperceive" their weight status, which could be exacerbating the childhood obesity problem.

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© Nicole S. Young, 2014
© Nicole S. Young, 2014
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Adorable Girl Cries Because She Doesn’t Want Little Brother to Grow Up [Video]

I featured this in my "Audio Vault" segment this morning.

Five-year-old Sadie loves her little brother. However, when she finds out he's eventually going to grow up and get old, it's too much for her little brain to handle.

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Category: Family/Kids, Funny, Humor, Videos
Danny Nickerson - via: Facebook
Danny Nickerson - via: Facebook
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Dying Little Boy’s Last Wish Is for Birthday Cards

Five-year-old Danny Nickerson is a boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. His only wish is to get birthday cards. Let's make this happen!

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Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
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Most Popular First Dance Wedding Songs [Audio]

Are you married? Do you remember your first dance?

Spotify possibly knows the song you chose for your first dance.

The music streaming service analyzed 30,000 wedding-themed playlists and 12,000 one song playlists named "First Dance" to create the top 10 list of songs played on the special day.

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Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
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July Celebrates Grilling, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream Naturally

A number of special observances are held in July — three of them just naturally go together.

It's not only National Grilling Month, but it's also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.

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Denny's/PRNewsFoto
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Play ‘New’ Atari Games at Denny’s! [Video]

The folks at Denny's are jumping on the retro bandwagon!

Just like your favorite radio station 98.7 WFGR is a haven for all things retro (especially on Fridays and Saturdays when we are all '80s -- Friday and Saturday night '80s!), Denny's is now giving you three classic Atari games to download on your smart phone or tablet to play while waiting for your food! Choice!

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Jupiterimages/ThinkStock
Jupiterimages/ThinkStock
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Cool Treats For A Hot Summer!

Well, so it hasn't been THAT hot this summer. It's almost the middle of summer and we have barely cracked 90 degrees. Maybe once the whole summer. It doesn't matter, cool summer treats can be enjoyed no matter what the temperature!

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Independence Day Weekend Celebration: Amway Family Fireworks

The City of Grand Rapids' Fourth of July got celebrated on the Fifth of July.

And what a festive day it was, part of a two-day celebration for the Independence Day weekend in Grand Rapids.

The Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Saturday brought a 20-minute fireworks celebration for the Independence Day weekend to cap a day full of music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live, Via Twitter, Instagram, on 98.7 WFGR

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 98.7 WFGR.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Did You Miss The Fireworks Last Night?

So maybe you were working last night. Or maybe there was a family situation. Your daughter was at her boyfriends house and needed a ride home. Or maybe the dog was sick all over the house. No matter why you missed fireworks for the 4th of July last night, you are in luck!

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Courtesy Amway
Courtesy Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Primer [Sponsored]

The Amway Family Fireworks are today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fifth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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