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Lone Grand Rapids Area Olympian To Compete Saturday In Rio [Video]

Brent Bookwalter, who grew up In Rockford, was named to the USA Olympic Cycling team for the team road racing competition. After competing in the grueling Tour de France for the BMC Cycling team, Bookwalter is a longshot to medal in Rio.

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‘End of the Tour’ Director James Ponsoldt to Helm Disney’s ‘Wild City’

Surprise! Disney is making a live-action and CGI hybrid movie that isn’t a remake of one of their established properties — it’s like Christmas in August, or maybe someone at the studio realized they have enough live-action remakes in development to get them through the next 30 years and into nuclear winter. In any case, Disney has hired End of the Tour and The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt to take on their latest live-action / CGI project, Wild City.

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Michigan’s New Football Jerseys Honor Gerald Ford [Video]

Gerald Ford grew up in Grand Rapids, and went on to play football at Michigan in the 1930s. This week, when the Michigan uniform contract switched to Nike, they unveiled a new football design which contained a subtle 'Easter Egg' nod to the late former President.

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The Picture of Everything

I'm not an artist, but I imagine if I were it might be tough to come up with ideas on what to draw.

Such was the case for an artist named Howard Hallis. Apparently he couldn't figure out what to draw either, so...he just decided to get out his color pencils and draw EVERYTHING! (Well maybe not "everything" but just about!)

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DIY Deck Tips

Select Your Decking Materials
Wood, either treated or naturally weather- and insect-resistant, is what is traditionally thought of for deck materials...

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How do I know when my deck needs to be replaced?
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At the Deck Dude, we integrate color, style and architectural preferences that blend naturally with the existing landscape while considering functional as well as aesthetic requirements...

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‘Sesame Street’ Boss Says Gordon, Luis and Bob Weren’t Fired

Sesame Street fans were taken aback to learn that the series had more or less done away with Luis the fix-it man, Bob the music teacher, and Gordon the science teacher, cutting actors Emilio Delgado, Bob McGrath, and Roscoe Orman. Now, Sesame CEO Jeff Dunn steps in to clarify the matter, noting that while the actors aren’t fired altogether, they won’t be seen in the current season.

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What Are The Most Successful Cities In The Grand Rapids Area?

The web site Zippia has listed the most successful cities in the state, and the GR area is well represented. One GR suburb landed in the Top Ten, and five more landed in the Top 50.

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Dashcam Captures Every Bad Driver Between Here and Chicago!

This video has footage of bad drivers from Grand Rapids to Chicago, it's a 2 hour drive and man, is this video full of action!

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Grand Rapids Is The Fifth ‘Most Hipster’ City In America

I'm not really sure what this means, but Grand Rapids has been ranked fifth in the nation for having the most 'hipsters'. My facial hair grew just reading about it.

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Grandville Girls Softball Little League Team Advances To World Series

The All Star Girls Majors Little League Softball team from Grandville is now undefeated through 17 tournament games and is headed to the World Series championship to face teams from all over the US and the world.

You can help them fund their World Series trip to Portland OR.

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