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New YMCA To Be Built In Cascade Township

The plans for a new YMCA in Cascade has been approved.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
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Summertime Hits with Grand Rapids Symphony at D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops [Audio]

It's "Summertime Hits" tonight and Friday night, July 24 and 25, at the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops with the Grand Rapids Symphony!

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Laurenda Marie Bennett/http://laurendamarie.com/
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Blueberry Season: Watermelon Blueberry Mint Salad

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

It’s very likely I ate more watermelon making this watermelon bluerry mint salad than what actually ended up in it.

Plus, it's blueberry season in Michigan!

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Oliver
Oliver
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Oliver the Bunny Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Oliver the bunny came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

She -- yes, Oliver is a she -- is a 6-month old lion-head rabbit. Ashley, of the Humane Society of West Michigan, brought in Oliver in because she is looking for a good home.

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Steve Frost, ThinkStock
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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(Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images)
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Trouble Helping Your Daughter get her Hair Into a Ponytail? [Video]

If you’re like I was when I was a dad struggling to help my daughters with their hair, here’s a life tip that you need to know.

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(Photo by Mannie Garcia/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mannie Garcia/Getty Images)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Courtesy JDRF Michigan Great Lakes West
Courtesy JDRF Michigan Great Lakes West
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JDRF Rundraiser is Tonight at Sietsema Orchards

Tonight, Friday, July 18, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF, is holding their Second Annual JDRF Fundraiser "Ride for the Cure" and to sponsor Pete & Sarah's 100 Mile Ride through Death Valley on October 18th.

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"Josh" & "Wasabi"
"Josh" & "Wasabi"
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Wasabi, Josh Visit ‘Andy Rent in the Morning’ for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Trudy Ender, from the Humane Society of West Michigan visited the 100.5 The River studios this morning with two of the cutest kittens, Josh and Wasabi.

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Courtesy of Salvation Army
Courtesy of Salvation Army
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Rock the Block: The Salvation Army Giving Away Bicycle Helmets Saturday in Grand Rapids

This Saturday, The Salvation Army will Rock the Block when it partners with Grand Rapids Bicycle Company to give away nearly 300 bicycle helmets and also celebrate the Fulton Heights Corps Community Center's annual block party.

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Stephen Ausmus/U.S. Department of Agriculture
Stephen Ausmus/U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Cook Well During Barbecue Season with These BBQ Tips

It's summertime and that means grilling season.

The Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has a new online tool through the Food Safe Families campaign to raise awareness about proper grilling techniques and the dangers of food poisoning risks.

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Courtesy WZZM
Courtesy WZZM
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Movies in the Park in Downtown Grand Rapids This Friday

This Friday, July 11, is the third night of Movies in the Park 2014 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, in front of the Ford Museum on the Grand River. Sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Friday's movie is Dreamgirls. It's a film about a trio of female singers’ rise to fame during the Detroit Motown era of the 1960s. (Can you say Supremes?)

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