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Sun of a Beach: My Top Five West Michigan Beaches

Here's five beaches worth making the drive from Grand Rapids to visit.  I've included some old favorites, and at least one hidden gem (that I guess won't be hidden anymore).

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Promote Sequel on ‘Tonight Show’ [Video]

'Dumb and Dumber 2' (officially titled 'Dumb and Dumber To') might not be hitting theaters until November (you've already waited 20 years to see it, you can hold out a few more months), but stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are already hard at work on the promo trail.

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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals #GRgyle [Video]

LPGA pros Morgan Pressel and Nicole Castrale might not have quite arrived with a fashion suggestion revealed this morning, but they both embrace the reasons behind the red argyle that's popped up around Grand Rapids since May 9.

Those somewhat iconic red argyle socks have been showing up in greater Grand Rapids at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Rosa Parks Circle, at other downtown Grand Rapids locations and even the Tulip Time Festival last month in Holland.

The campaign is all tied to the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, which is teeing off Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club. Consider the red argyle campaign with the #GRgygle hashtag as Walker-based Meijer's nudge for a community-focused LPGA tournament with all proceeds to benefit Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program.

Tickets for the Meijer Classic, which will have a 144-player field vying for $1.5 million in prize money, went on sale today.

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Saugatuck Named Best Summer Weekend Escape by USA Today and 10 Best

A contest held by USA Today’s 10 Best website has named Saugatuck the Best Summer Weekend Escape in the U.S.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Cruises Past ‘Maleficient’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Ah, the summer. The time of the year where the box office is ruled by superhero movies, science fiction extravaganzas and, uh, slightly quirky cancer weepies. What? For reasons that will baffle some people, 'The Fault in Our Stars' effortlessly took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, gliding past its bigger, more expensive and more ferocious competition and making it look easy.

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Chrysler’s Launching ‘Born Makers’ for 2015 Chrysler 200 with Bob Dylan and Kevin Yon [Video]

Chrysler debuts its "Born Makers" marketing and advertising campaign today to mark the launch the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200.

The "Born Makers" commercials are narrated by Kevin Yon, a Rockford resident who is the voice behind the Chrysler brand's "Born of Fire" commercial that debuted during Super Bowl XLV, and features Detroit-born artist-singer MoZella performing the vocals behind the Minnesota-born Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed" track.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fire Dan Bylsma As Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Dan Bylsma, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today.

A Grand Haven native, Bylsma had coached the Penguins for five-plus seasons, compiling a record of 252-117-32 and leading the team to the Stanley Cup title in 2009.

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Bell’s Brewery to Release Solar System Themed Beer [Video]

Today, June 6, Bell’s Brewery announced their newest beer series.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Wear a Life Jacket [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.

Here's a boating tip to help you stay safe out there: Make sure to wear a life jacket.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ [Video]

This week in theaters, two highly different movies arrive: the first, a science-fiction action-adventure; the second, an uplifting story of hope rising against all odds.

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It’s Road Construction Season!

I have heard seasons in Michigan described two ways. Good snomobiling season and August. The other way is Winter and Road Construction Season. And I will be really honest, I'm actually happy about it this year.

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Michigan Man’s Road Trip Could Have Been Filmed As ‘Weekend At Bernie’s 4′

A Clinton Township man wanted to bring his girlfriend from Arizona back to Michigan.

What happened next is not only unbelievable, it would make a great movie.

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