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Tom Cook

Hey, I’m the “new guy” here at 100.5 The River.  We’ll get to hang out for part of your workday and the drive home while you’re listening to Today’s Best Mix without the rap. Some people asked “why would you move HERE?” when I started.  I answer that question with disbelief and realize that people in GR simply don’t realize what a great city they have.  Grand Rapids is just a fantastic city.  The people, the downtown, the festivals, the philanthropy of our ‘famous families’ … the list goes on and on.  The VIBE of this city is just incredible.  Those who say “why would you move HERE?” clearly don’t realize how crappy most other similar sized cities are compared to GR. We moved here from the vibrant and clean city (#sarcasm) of Toledo, OH where I was the Operations Manager for six radio stations.  Before that, I was on-air or programming stations in Philadelphia, New York City, Milwaukee, Madison, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and Waterloo (Iowa). My wife and I met in Madison and were married four days after 9/11.  We have two “furry kids” named Ollie (yellow lab/bassett/corgi) and Chester (bassett). I’m also the Program Director for Channel 95-7 and 100.5 The River, so if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints (I welcome compliments, too), just email or call me!
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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals $600,000 Donation to Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, Walker-based Meijer's community-focused inaugural LPGA golf tournament, boosted Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program on Wednesday.

Meijer LPGA Classic by Kraft representatives made a $600,000 donation to Simply Give, which helps Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve quality of life for thousands of families.

The proceeds were from the 72-hole tournament, held Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont and won by South Korean rookie Mirim Lee.

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After This You’ll Wear Sunscreen Every Time You’re Out

Happened to catch this on my Facebook feed earlier and was instantly drawn in.

The video shows several people for "real" and then through an ultraviolet camera.  I'm no expert on UV cameras, other than what I've seen here, but apparently they're able to show aging that isn't visible to the blind eye

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City High-Middle Hosting Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Annual Back to School Celebration Because of Weather Forecast

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration on Tuesday.

The event is at City High-Middle School, 1720 Plainfield Ave. NE in Grand Rapids, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location is a change because of a forecast of inclement weather.

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Caledonia Boy Granted Make-A-Wish Trip Is Leaving Today

Stories like this always hit me hard. I mean, when adults are fighting cancer it's tough enough to imagine what they're facing. However, when it's a kid, whew.

Today, one of those brave kids is getting his wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.

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Tony Stewart Will Not Race in NASCAR’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway On Sunday

Tony Stewart will not race Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

Stewart is skipping his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race since hitting and killing a driver in a dirt track race at a New York track last week.

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Robin Williams Was Battling Parkinson’s At The Time Of His Death

Just days after his death, with the country still trying to wrap their heads around the news, we all learned on Thursday that Robin Williams was battling the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, according to his widow Susan Schneider.

In a statement sent to the media on Thursday, Schneider explained that the Williams' sobriety was "intact" at the time of his death.

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Mayor Heartwell Proclaims August 15 As ‘Relaxation Day’

Today is "National Relaxation Day" (who knew there was such  thing), and when he realized that, it seems Mayor George K. Heartwell stopped to think about how important relaxation is.

This morning on his Facebook page, the Mayor formally announced that August 15 (Friday) will be Relaxation Day in Grand Rapids!

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