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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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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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Kentwood Tornado Assistance Meeting Tonight

Kentwood residents affected by  the tornado that struck the area Sunday, July 6 are invited to a community resource meeting. It's 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Kelloggsville Christian Reformed Church, located at 610 52nd St SE (map). 

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Hazardous Swimming Conditions Expected in Lake Michigan [Video]

Heads up if you're heading to the Michigan lakeshore later today and Tuesday!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Conquers All

Riding a huge wave of strong reviews and even stronger buzz, 'Dawn of the Planet Apes' opened big for a non-superhero, non-Transformers movie, leading a top 10 that's full of just as many hits as misses. How about we just start at the top and work our way through?

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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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PHOTO courtesy of Justin Herd/OneBowl
PHOTO courtesy of Justin Herd/OneBowl
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GVSU Grad Has Invented Something You Never Knew You Needed Until Now [Audio/Video]

Justin Herd has invented the OneBowl, an all in one bowl for college students and others who thrive on Ramen and macaroni.

You can help him achieve his dream of getting his product to market.

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The B.O.B. Reopens Following Liquor License Suspension

The B.O.B. is back in business, starting today.

The restaurant and entertainment complex has been closed since July 3 because of a suspension of their state liquor license.

The downtown Grand Rapids establishment's license was suspended by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission after the death of a patron who fell down a back stairway while intoxicated. The state argued that servers at The B.O.B. had over-served Kevin O'Brien in 2013, when he fell to his death.

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PHOTO: Jojo Girard/Townsquare Media
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My New Hobby: Finding Misspelled Street Signs

While working Saturday afternoon, I noticed that the street sign across from me didn't look right.

Yes, there is a small section of South Division in Kentwood that is called "DIVSION". Who knew?

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Dozens Sent to Hospital After Chlorine Release at Michigan’s Adventure

Fire trucks, ambulances and police rushed to Michigan's Adventure near Muskegon about 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon after a chlorine release at the park's Lazy River and Wave Pool.

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