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Fun for the Whole Family This Weekend at New Salem Old Iron Fun Day!

This Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. head on out to Dorr for the New Salem Old Iron (and everything else) Fun Day! (Formerly Weber Tractor Day.)

This free family fun-filled festival features vintage tractors and machinery, classic cars, and other relics of the past! Enjoy food, bluegrass music, tractor plowing, tractor pulling, and horse/mule plowing. Plus, show off your cool old stuff!

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‘To the Rescue’ Safety Exhibit Back at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum on Tuesday

Grand Rapids Children's Museum's popular exhibit "To the Rescue" returns on Tuesday, September 1!

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Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Teaming Up to Write and Star in Upcoming Comedy

Earlier this summer, Trainwreck star Amy Schumer tweeted photos of her partying with newfound BFF Jennifer Lawrence in The Hamptons. Now, it seems like Schumer and Lawrence are more than just party pals, they’re future co-stars. Lawrence revealed the new friends are currently writing a script together that they plan to star in.

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Virginia News Reporter and Cameraman Killed in Shooting During Live Broadcast

A Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman were killed earlier this morning in Moneta, Virginia following a shooting that took during a live broadcast on the WDBJ morning news program.

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100.5 The River’s August Top Songs Playlist

Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings"

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5 Innovative, Essential Beach Accessories — Coolers, Umbrellas, Chairs & More

Headed to the beach? Here's what to bring along.

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Fake Meijer Coupon Making its Rounds on Social Media

The supposed $100 back-to-school coupon for Meijer stores has been making the rounds on social media, and would be great, but it's a scam.

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Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association to Hold Free Concert on September 8

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‘Back to the Future’ 30th Anniversary Celebration Plans Announced

In addition to returning to theaters and releasing a premium Blu-ray box set this fall, Back to the Future will also celebrate its 30th anniversary with a pretty big celebration. Today comes news of some exciting plans to help fans further celebrate the release of one of the best films of all time — there’s just one catch: it’s all taking place in Los Angeles.

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‘The End of the Tour’ Ranks 16th at Weekend Box Office

After its fourth week in release and first weekend in theaters in West Michigan, The End of the Tour ranked 16th nationwide at the weekend box office taking home $524,000.

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New Documentary About Gerald R. Ford

A new documentary film about Gerald R. Ford has been commissioned by the Peter F. Secchia Family of Grand Rapids and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.

Ark Media and producers Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance are writing, directing and producing the film.

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This Video Suggests Daniel is the Real Bad Guy in ‘The Karate Kid’

The original The Karate Kid is one of those seemingly untouchable slices of ‘80s nostalgia. Everyone above a certain age has a soft spot for it. It has effortlessly merged with general pop culture, with characters like Mr. Miyagi and lines like “Wax on, wax off” existing outside of the film that created them. It’s a touchstone … but what if it’s a touchstone that we have been misunderstanding for the past 31 years? What if Ralph Macchio’s Daniel isn’t the hero of the film, but actually – dun dun DUN – the real bad guy?

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