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Dancing Kid From India On “Ellen”

How did I miss this?

Just today, I'm seeing video of an AWESOME kid on the "Ellen" show! He was a competitor on "India's Got Talent" and was a guest on Ellen show earlier this year.

Think he'd be willing to give me some lessons? I mean, I have two left feet and zero rhythm

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Extends LEGO Exhibit Through September 28

"Dream It, Build It", the LEGO exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum, has been extended through September 28.

The LEGO exhibit was initially scheduled to close on August 31.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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YMCA Hosting Back-To-School Event in Grand Rapids

On Friday, August 22, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids will host a back-to-school event at the David D. Hunting YMCA from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

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DTE Holds Job Fair In Kentwood On Thursday

DTE Energy is holding a job fair in Kentwood on Thursday.

The fair will be taking place at the Kentwood call center located at 4420 44th Street, Suite B from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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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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Garfield Park 41st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on September 6

On Saturday, September 6th, the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA), will celebrate their 41st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Citywide participants and Garfield Park residents will enjoy shopping and family fun and a variety of other activities at the Arts & Craft Fair. The Garfield Park Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the largest in West Michigan.

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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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Scott Hapticflapjack
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How Honest Is Michigan Compared to the Rest of the Country? [Infographic]

Honest Tea recently conducted a national social experiment called The National Honesty Index, and the results are in.

When faced with a choice to be honest or not, the experiment found that a resounding 95 percent of Americans were honest, up from 92 percent in 2013.

So how did Michigan compare to the rest of the country?

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"Franklin & Bash" Star Toni Trucks with Andy Rent
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Television Star Toni Trucks Visits Andy Rent [Audio]

It was a sparkling day in the studio today on "Andy in the Morning." Stage, screen and TV star, Toni Trucks stopped by.

Born in Grand Rapids, but spending most of her early life in Manistee, the Interlochen Arts Academy and U of M grad has been a busy, and successful actress in movies, Broadway and television.

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Coco Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

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

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Grand Valley State University is Green Award Winner

 

Grand Valley State University was again named one of the country’s greenest universities by the Sierra Club, the largest national grassroots environmental organization in the U.S. The university is the highest-ranking Michigan institution on the list, ahead of universities such as Texas A&M and Ohio State.

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Yassou! Grand Rapids Greek Festival This Weekend

Starting Friday, it's the 5th Annual Yassou! Greek Cultural Festival, August 22-24, 2014!  The festival features authentic Greek food, drinks, vendors and live music and entertainment for the family

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