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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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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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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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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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What Happens To Your Pet When You Go On Vacation?

It can be difficult to decide what to do with your pets when you go on vacation. Here are some suggestions for how to take care of your beloved animal friends when you head off for a summer getaway:

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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live Via Twitter, Instagram on 100.5 The River

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 100.5 The River.

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Celebration on the Grand’s July 4th [Video]

It's a weekend-long party in Grand Rapids, and it all starts with the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand on Friday, the Fourth of July!

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RECALL – GRACO Recalls Infant Car Seats

 

Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats after agreeing to government demands.

The recall comes after five months of arguing between Graco and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Earlier this year the company recalled 4.2 million toddler seats for a harness buckle problem at the request o the agency, but it resisted the the demand to recall the infant seats.

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FDA Issues Warnings About Medicines Used For Teething Infants

Important info for parents of infants and toddlers, the FDA is warning that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution should NOT be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.

The FDA is now requiring what they call a "Boxed Warning", their strongest warning, to be added to the drug label to highlight this information.  Oral viscous lidocaine solution can cause serious harm, including death.

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Duelly Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Duelly, pronounced Dooley, visited the studios today for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Frustrated Dads Parody Disney’s Frozen [Video]

If your kids or grandkids are of the "frozen age," as in Disney's Frozen, you may have reached the point of enough is enough.  Enough of the songs, enough of the movie, you are driving me crazy!!

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