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Recommended Level of Fluoride in Drinking Water Lowered, Grand Rapids Already at Recommended Level

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released its final recommendation for optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports the new recommendation is for a single level of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water instead of the previous recommended range (0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter) issued in 1962.

City of Grand Rapids fluoride levels were already set at 0.7 milligrams per liter of water.

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Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Griffins Take Game One Against the IceHogs, 5-3

Teemu Pulkkinen scored the seventh playoff hat trick in Griffins' history on Wednesday night and became the team's all-time leading postseason goal scorer, as Grand Rapids took Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals with a 5-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs at Van Andel Arena.

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Rockford Changes its Name – For Two Weeks

In the spirit of winning another Calder Cup...hint, hint, hint, the city of Rockford has announced it is only prudent that they now be called "Griffinville." Sounds crazy, huh? 

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Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Jail
Photo Courtesy of the Kent County Jail
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Police ID Body Found in Grand River Near Fulton Street Bridge

Grand Rapids police have identified a body found in the Grand River Tuesday evening.

The body is that of Terry Douglas Bailey, who was found around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday under the Fulton Street bridge.

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Saul Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

 

Saul the cat came calling today.

Saul visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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The Discovery of King Tut Exhibition Opens at the Grand Rapids Public Museum May 16

The much anticipated exhibition,The Discovery of King Tut, will make its Great
Lakes Region debut at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on May 16, 2015. Visitors will experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of Tutakhamun in1922.

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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Confirms ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot Is Coming

When the rumors began to spread that Lucasfilm wanted Chris Pratt to star in a new Indiana Jones reboot, many “insiders” tried to refute those claims by saying an Indiana Jones reboot would never happen. But now, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that a new Indiana Jones movie is on the way, saying it “will one day be made” at Disney.

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The Rapping Granny From ‘The Wedding Singer’ Dead at 101

Ellen Albertini Dow, the character actress best known for her scene-stealing performance in the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy The Wedding Singer, passed away yesterday. She was 101 years old.

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‘It’ Remake Casts Its Pennywise and It’s Probably Not at All Who You’d Expect

After a very long search that looked at a wide variety of actors, the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s It has found its new Pennywise the Clown. And, you can keep guessing for a very long time, because we’re pretty sure you’ll never guess who it is.

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West Catholic Athletic Director/Football Head Coach Dan Rohn Shares Concerns About O-K Conference Realignment

Last week, the O-K Conference voted to expand by bringing Fruitport and Spring Lake into the conference.

A realignment of the divisions was also approved.

West Catholic Athletic Director/Football Head Coach Dan Rohn shared with us some of his concerns about the realignment and his thoughts on the renewed annual football rivalry between West Catholic and Catholic Central.

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Over-the-Shoulder Throwing Master Is Winning at Life

This guy has an impressive skill set when it comes to a talent that you'll never need, but be in awe that you don't have.

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Photo Courtesy of Cygnus27
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Cygnus27 Unveils New Menu to Create A Latin-Inspired Dining Experience in Grand Rapids

Cygnus27, Grand Rapids’ AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, has introduced a new Latin American-inspired menu offering an approachable dining experience for locals and visitors alike.

Rising culinary star Chef de Cuisine Tim Moreno took inspiration from his heritage to create the new menu which highlights a wide variety of Latin flavors and dishes from Spain, Mexico, and South America.

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