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‘The Equalizer:’ Denzel Washington Wants Revenge [Video]

Denzel Washington returns to action in '‘The Equalizer' trailer, though he's a little slower than he used to be. Instead of taking out a room full of criminals in sixteen seconds it takes him nearly twenty. Maybe it's time to retire.

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Sun of a Beach Festival Brings Sand and Fun to Downtown Grand Rapids [Video/Photos]

Friday was a fun day for Grand Rapids as the beach moved downtown for Sun of a Beach Festival!

We brought the sand, the beer, the food, music and, heck, even a party boat!

The day was beautiful, the beer was cold, the elephant ears were massive and the bands played for hours! There was a dancing, drinking and fun had by everyone who came out to 50 Monroe NW for our party!

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Scam Alert: Great Lakes Energy

Heads up if you're a customer of Great Lakes Energy.

Earlier this week, a customer of GLE was contacted by a person posing as a GLE representative or employee.  That person threatened to shut off service if the customer didn't pay their account within 45 MINUTES

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What Dads REALLY Want For Father’s Day

If you're a dad, chances are you're getting some ties, socks and, if you're lucky, a sweet "No. 1 Dad" mug this Sunday. But what do you REALLY want? According to dads on the Internet, the wish list is pretty simple

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P.F. Chang’s Investigating Potential Nationwide Data Breach

The popular chain restaurant P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (with one location here in Grand Rapids on the East Beltline) is investigating a possible data breach that may have impacted customers across the nation.

USA Today reports that the first report of this breach came from a cyber security blogger named Brian Krebs. Krebs is also the man who uncovered the data breach at Target stores.

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NBC Developing The Beatles’ Story as Event Series from ‘Vikings’ Creator

We'll say this for NBC, they're nothing if not persistent with their attention-grabbing TV events. Following the failure of horror remake miniseries 'Rosemary's Baby,' the peacock is looking a little lighter with a proposed event series telling the story of history's most iconic band, none other than the Beatles.

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Lauren Samples Nikobrew Hops’ IPA Beer at the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference [Video]

The 2014 National Homebrewers Conference hosted by the American Homebrewers Association is in town this weekend and I've made frequent trips to DeVos Place to check out the action!

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‘The Evolution of Dad Dancing’ Is Here, and It Is Glorious

Well, this one pretty much sells itself. Jimmy Fallon unveiled a Father's Day-targeted take on his ever-popular "Evolution of Dance" on last night's 'Tonight Show,' and this one just hit it right out of the park.

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Hodor From ‘Game of Thrones’ Crashes and Burns on ‘Family Feud’

HBO's smash hit 'Game of Thrones' can get pretty wordy, which is why Kristian Nairn's singular performance as Hodor ("Hodor!") is so welcome. With just a one-word vocabulary, Hodor still manages to be a fan favorite -- but that doesn't mean that his unique skills can translate to other television shows, like, oh, 'Family Feud.'

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Be Weather Ready [Sponsored]

Many look forward to relaxing and playing 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.

Michigan Safe Boating Week runs through Saturday and National Marina Day is Saturday.

In embracing those campaigns and seeking to help you enjoy getting out on the water for relaxation, recreation and to enjoy the great outdoors, here's another boating tip to help you stay safe out there.

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:’ Fear the Impending War [Video]

The latest TV spot for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' cleanly lays out what's happened since the last film, while also sets up expectations for the war to come. And we're excited. This summer started out a little weak, but the movies keep getting better, and we're hoping that trend continues as we can't wait to see this sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' next month.

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Beer is Here! 36th Annual National Homebrewers Conference is in Beer City USA

The 36th annual National Homebrewers Conference, hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, is being held this week at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

And what better place to hold a National Homebrewers Conference than in Beer City USA, where home brewing is alive and well!

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