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Share Your Grand Rapids Christmas Memories at Special Event [Video]

Yes, it's Christmas in July as Fubble Entertainment wants you to share your memories of Christmas in downtown Grand Rapids in the 1960s.

It's all part of a fundraising plan to raise the money necessary to produce a movie called "The Santa Hat" about Christmas in Grand Rapids.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Lucy’ Takes Down Mighty ‘Hercules’

This weekend saw two movies named after their lead characters go head-to-head. In one corner, you have 'Lucy.' In the other, 'Hercules.' If you asked the average person who would win in a battle between Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, most would probably side with the guy whose nickname is "The Rock." But the box office this weekend went in a completely different direction.

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Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘And So It Goes’

The box office gets a jolt this week, with a pair of action thrillers making their debuts, plus an easygoing family comedy to put a smile on your face.

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Harry Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band [Audio]

Harry Casey formed KC and the Sunshine Band in 1975.

The group continues to tour and record, and hits the stage at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park tonight. The performance is part of the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens series. Tickets are still available.

Casey joined "The Jojo Show" to talk about his role in a turning the tide of music in the early '70s.

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Courtesy A Healthier Michigan
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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces March Dates For 2015

The fifth annual Gilda's LaughFest will continue to bring hilarity to Grand Rapids when we need it the most -- right at the end of winter.

The community-wide festival of laughter announced this morning the event will return March 5-15, 2015.

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Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
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Ray LaMontagne Storms Off Stage During Meijer Gardens Show to Cap Odd Night

By Tricia Woolfenden | Local Spins

It was the “f— you” and implicit mic drop heard ’round the world.

Or, at least heard ’round Grand Rapids’ social media sphere (and likely far, far beyond) as reports of singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s expletive-laden on-stage meltdown flooded Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The famously mercurial artist abruptly stopped his set and stormed off stage Wednesday night when several members (seated in the front row, directly in the singer’s sightline) in the sold-out audience at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park wouldn’t stop yapping during the quiet of “Like Rock & Roll and Radio.”

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Michigan’s Dark Horse Brewing Co. Gets Reality Show on The History Channel

Very exciting news for the Michigan craft beer community: Dark Horse Brewing Co. from Marshall is getting a reality show!

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RECALL: Fruit Sold At Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart

A company in California has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots (a type of plum) because of concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Steve Frost, ThinkStock
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Michigan Ranks 32nd in U.S. for Overall Child Well-Being [Infographic]

Michigan ranks 32nd in the 25th annual KIDS COUNT report on overall child well-being from the Michigan League for Public Policy.

The report ranks all 50 states and considers education, economic well-being, health, and family/community.

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Miss Michigan On American Gas & Oil’s Citgo Circuit in West Michigan

Newly-crowned Miss Michigan KT Maviglia is hitting 10 West Michigan locations this week to help tout American Gas & Oil's conversion of 19 locally-owned gas stations the Citgo brand.

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Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Skunks Are Invading Grand Rapids, So How Do You Get Rid Of Them? [Video]

Grand Rapids native Christopher Kemp has penned a piece for Outside Magazine that highlights the continual encroachment of the skunk on the urban environment.

So the question becomes, as a listener so succinctly put it, if skunks have invaded your backyard, what can you do about it?

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