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July’s Wee Difference: The Guiding Light Mission

This month our charity that makes a Wee Difference in our community is The Guiding Light Mission.

The Guiding Light Mission has a history of helping the less fortunate in Grand Rapids that dates back to 1929. Providing food and shelter to all, and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.

And on Wednesday and July 23, Guiding Light is opening its doors to provide a behind-the-scenes look at what the mission is doing to put men back on their feet and to work in Grand Rapids.

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Courtesy Three's A Crowd
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Three’s A Crowd Rocks at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

One of Grand Rapids' top cover bands is playing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Three’s a Crowd performs at the Amway Family Fireworks at 9 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 Sets August Premiere [Video]

The other day we were dismayed to learn that 'Doctor Who' would skip out on Comic-Con 2014 in favor of its global tour introducing Peter Capaldi as the the newest iteration of our beloved Time Lord, but there's good news yet. The powers that be at BBC have officially confirmed 'Doctor Who' season 8 for an August premiere, along with a brand new teaser with some heavy questions for The Doctor!

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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Joins Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen On Forbes’ Celebrity 100

Grand Rapids native and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., hit the top 10 and the music group Bon Jovi continues to have star power in the latest Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

The rundown reflects celebrities' power and influence based on media exposure, marketability, and career earnings over the past 12 months. 

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Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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Give Blood, Get A T-Shirt [Audio]

Summer blood supplies generally run low, mainly because many regular donors are on vacation. That's where YOU step up, and fill in the gap.

And now is the time to step up, and get a pretty cool T-shirt for doing so.

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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The Clash vs. Cheap Trick – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

Cheap Trick takes on the Clash in the latest round of UCR Hall of Fame voting.

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FX Denis Leary Comedy ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ Gets Full Series Order

A ways back we were intrigued to learn that 'Rescue Me' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' alum Denis Leary would return to FX for an all-new comedy titled 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,' and while the premise seemed a little flat, the music lives on. FX has officially given a series order to 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,' releasing the first photos of Leary in character as well.

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Heart Inducted Into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

Heart became the latest inductees into the 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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