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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s Performing Original Play ‘The Boatwright’ [Video]


Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
and its School of Theatre Arts have combined on a special production for the inaugural American Association of Community Theatre's NewPlayFest.

"The Boatwright,"
the story of a retired Kansas state trooper who decides to build a sailboat to single-handedly traverse the Atlantic Ocean and the troubled neighbor who helps him, is on stage through Sunday at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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Share a Coke Campaign Gets Even Better with Emotional Commercial

The Share a Coke promotion is already a huge success, but you'll be more excited about it after watching this.

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100.5 The River’s Tom Cook Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

There were so many videos on my Facebook news feed about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that I knew it would come to me at some point!

Wendy Reed, who works on Channel 95.7 on weekdays and also handles behind-the-scenes stuff for 100.5 The River, nominated me.

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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of 2012's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has written a powerful letter to the teachers of America.

Nebla Marquez-Greene had two children attending Sandy Hook Elementary that day. Her daughter, 6-year-old Ana Grace, was killed in the Connecticut massacre, and her son was uninjured in the attack.

Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, gut-wrenching and encouraging all at once. Read it after the jump.

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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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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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The Late, Great Robin Williams: A Video Tribute

The best way to remember Robin Williams, one of the best actors of his generation and one of the best comedic minds of all-time, is through his work. To pay tribute, we put together this video tribute to the man and his movies.

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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Derek Jeter Tribute Shows Respect from Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jay Z, Others [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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Little Boy Learns to Walk is Heartwarming [Video]

Are you ready for a tear-jerking, heart warming story? Okay, here it is anyway.

A new jersey boy, amputee Kayden Elijah, 2, was born with Omphalocele, a birth defect in which organs stick out of the body. It was a tough go for his parents, as doctors had advised his mother to consider an abortion since they thought the baby wouldn't live after birth.

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Michael Bublé Records Special Video For Young Fan With Autism [Video]

Michael Bublé recently recorded a video for a six-year-old fan named Griffin who has autism.

Griffin's aunt posted the video to YouTube and had this to say:

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Category: Inspirational, News, Videos
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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Visits for Fourth of July Week Leave Through Fly A Soldier Home [Video]

U.S. Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver is currently back home in Greenville, spending a 17-day leave that includes the Independence Day weekend thanks to an unexpected assist.

The 20-year-old soldier flew home June 21 to heartwarmingly -- and unsuspectingly for his mother -- see his parents, Deann and Gary Oliver, at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He arrived with a welcoming reception from Blue Star Mothers of America and Patriot Guard Riders.

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