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Where Michigan Ranks On Our Food And Drink Merits

There is a list out on specialty list site "Thrillist" that ranks all the States based on their food and drink. It's a pretty harsh list, that Michigan does really well on.

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue,’ ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Motley Crue Set to Double Up on Roller Coaster?

Tommy Lee wants to expand his Cruecifly drum roller coaster even more.

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Traverse City Gets Its Own Anthem; When Do We in Grand Rapids Get Ours? [Audio/Video]

Traverse City has announced it now has its own anthem.

It's not bad, but if we decide to have anthem for Grand Rapids, I hope it's more stirring and has less banjo and more epic guitar riffs.

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Vote for New Hudsonville Ice Cream Flavor

What does winter taste like in West Michigan?

I know, it's only July, we shouldn't even be thinking about winter yet! But what if it involves ice cream?

Hudsonville Ice Cream and Pure Michigan have teamed up to find a new flavor for the winter season. Cast your vote for what you think should be the next Hudsonville ice cream!

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Local Brew Pub HopCat Plans to Open New Location in Ann Arbor

One of my favorite brew pubs in downtown Grand Rapids, HopCat, has announced plans to open a new location in Ann Arbor.

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Derek Jeter Tribute Includes Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jay Z [Video]

New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter has had a charmed baseball career, we all know that. He gets the ultimate thank you in this moving commercial thanking him.

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Detroit Homecoming Seeks to Bring Back Former Residents

Detroit is recruiting ex-patriots or ex-pats — people born in or who attended school in the region — to return to their hometown to reconnect, recharge and reinvest.

The Detroit Homecoming is slated Sept. 17 to 19, with an agenda to include experiences such as dinner in the not-yet-open David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park, city tours, dinner inside the refurbished Globe Outdoor Adventure Center on Detroit's riverfront and a concert at Chene Park Amphitheatre.

All the activities have one goal in mind: to show off the possibilities in greater Detroit.

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Fourth Annual Summer Craft Beer Festival: July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids

The Summer Craft Beer Festival is returning.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival is 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, and is co-sponsored by 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7, 98.7 WFGR, 100.5 The River and 1410 AM The Touch.

At Summer Craft Beer Festival, enjoy samples of more than 100 beers, ciders and mead from some of the country’s best craft breweries -- currently at about four dozen confirmed and still counting!

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New Movies This Week: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘And So It Goes,’ ‘Road to Paloma,’ ‘Land Ho!’ and ‘Boyhood’ [Video]

Hold onto your butts this weekend at the movies!

With summer in full swing, the five -- that's right, five -- new releases are packed with action, terror and plenty of big laughs (and a little heart, too, if you’re into that kind of thing).

Of course, looming over the quintet is a sequel prequel in the third series of "Planet of the Apes" movies.

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