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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 Festival Weekend!

Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

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Davenport University Grad Gets Do-Over Back Flip on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ [Video]

Bobby Blank, of Holland, became a viral video sensation in April when he face planted while attempting a back flip at Davenport University's graduation ceremonies at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

On Tuesday, he received another chance.

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The B.O.B.’s Liquor License Suspended for 10 Days

WZZM reported in April, that The B.O.B. was sentenced to a 3-day liquor license suspension. The downtown Grand Rapids bar, restaurant, and nightclub tried to appeal that decision. Tuesday, the Michigan Liquor Commission not only upheld the original suspension, but extended it to 10 days. 

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Gord Horne, ThinkStock
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Gas Main Break in Holland Closes Intersection at 48th Street and Lincoln Avenue

This morning, a gas main break closed the 48th Street/Lincoln Avenue intersection in Holland.

Traffic is being rerouted and authorities are asking motorists to avoid the area.

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$10,000 Winner Announced for Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR’s A Grand A Day in May

Congratulations to Jennifer Melton.

She's won $10,000 in Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR's A Grand A Day in May cash contest!

Jennifer was driving when we called her to share the news.

Just imagine getting that call on your way to work, right

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Grand Rapids Vying Against San Diego, Oklahoma City and Others in Bid for 2017 State Games of America

The State Games of America brings over 10,000 athletes together to compete in dozens of events.

Those athletes and over $5 million of spending could be coming to Grand Rapids in 2017.

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June’s Wee Difference: Benjamin’s Hope [Video]

The Wee Difference charity for June is Benjamin's Hope.

Benjamin's Hope was founded by Krista Mason as a way to prepare her autistic son for adult life.

Located near Holland, its 40-acre campus encourages outdoor activities and is highly interactive.

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Warren Goldswain, ThinkStock
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East Kentwood and Zeeland West Win Boys Track & Field State Championships

The Michigan High School Boys and Girls Track & Field State Championships were decided over the weekend.

East Kentwood and Zeeland West Boys Track & Field teams each brought home championships!

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Upper Peninsula Man Achieves Goal of Having a Beer With Richard Branson

This morning, I talked with Justin "Bugsy" Sailor, a Baraga, Mich., man from the Upper Peninsula who posted a goal of having a beer with billionaire Richard Branson back in 2010, and last week achieved that goal here in Grand Rapids.

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PHOTO: Jojo Girard/Townsquare Media
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Saturday In The Park(s) [Video]

They said it was a picture perfect day Saturday in Grand Rapids, so I decided it was a perfect day to take pictures.

Here's a look at a typical late spring Saturday from Riverside Park on the north side, down to Millennium Park on the border with Grandville.  

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