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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be More Wary of Lightning in Summer [Sponsored]

This is the time of year when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

Summer officially arrives at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and even at the beach, here's a tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there.

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RECALL – Velveeta Cheese Sold At WalMart Stores In Michigan

Kraft is recalling Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in at least 12 states (including Michigan) because the cheese in question contains "insufficient levels of sorbic acid".

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Netflix Taps Chelsea Handler for First Original Talk Show in 2016

The late-night landscape seems to have largely settled since Stephen Colbert signed on to replace Dave Letterman as host of 'The Late Show,' but those wondering if CBS might recruit Chelsea Handler to follow Craig Ferguson on the 'Late Late Show' can give it a rest. Netflix officially scooped up Handler for its first entry into the late-night talk show arena, signing the comedienne for a multi-year deal that includes a new comedy special and several documentaries.

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‘Paranormal Activity 5,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4,’ ‘Transformers 5′ and More Coming in 2016

We've been hearing buzz about some of Paramount's major plans for a while now, but the studio finally confirmed their 2016 release line-up recently at CineEurope (the European version of CinemaCon, a major theater convention), and included on the list are lots of sequels, like 'Beverly Hills Cop 4,' 'Transformers 5,' and -- wait, what's this? -- 'Paranormal Activity 5,' which has been bumped back once again.

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Anatomy Of A Photobomb

See that girl under the arrow? She's about to unleash a photobomb on me and Curtis. And the whole thing was captured in sequence.

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Founders Brewing Co. Announces New Beer To Benefit ArtPrize

Founders Brewing Co. will again team with ArtPrize for a special beer.

This year's ArtPrize beer is a "clean, rich, golden beer" named Mosaic Promise.

It's sales will benefit ArtPrize.

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WFGR’s Awesome ’80s Cruise Moves to July 25

WFGR's Awesome '80s Cruise on The Grand Lady Riverboat, hosted by Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR and Jojo Girard, has been rescheduled to July 25.

It was to have been June 27.

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Expert Tracking Device Tips

A good asset tracking system not only guards against equipment theft, tampering and misuse, it also proactively supports reporting and communications.

Designed for long term use with an over-sized battery and a back-up battery, GlobalTrac Heavy Equipment solutions enable site managers to track and monitor assets in real-time in urban, rural and remote locations

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Talks Budget Cuts [Video]

Facing a $13.5 million deficit due to a projected enrollment decline of 400 students, Grand Rapids Public Schools may have to make some tough decisions.

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Grand Rapids NBA D-League Team Announces New Nickname: Drive

The new Detroit Pistons affiliate and NBA Development League team that moved to Grand Rapids from Springfield, Mass., in April has revealed its new name.

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Sammy Hagar Vs. 38 Special – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

Sammy Hagar takes on .38 Special in the semifinals.

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Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals: Heart Vs. Boston

It's the Wilson sisters vs. Tom Scholz in the semifinals.

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