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Weidenaar Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum Closing July 5

Your time is almost gone to catch a wonderful exhibit.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) exhibition, Through the Eyes of Weidenaar will close on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The exhibit commemorates the works of local artist, Reynold Weidenaar, whose work earned international acclaim.

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3-Year-Old Girl Perfectly Imitates Shia LaBeouf’s Motivational Speech

Shia LaBeouf's infamous motivational speech seems to have resonated with at least one person.

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Dick Van Patten, Star of ‘Eight is Enough’ and ‘Spaceballs,’ Dead at 86

A sad day for fans of Eight is Enough and the world at large, as representatives of actor Dick Van Patten have confirmed news that the 86-year old passed away of unknown causes. The lifelong star was also known for his work in such Mel Brooks movies as Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

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Grand Rapids #3 in the U.S. for Economic Growth

A new report was published last week that is very exciting for Grand Rapids, and West Michigan.

Bureau of Labor and other national data places Grand Rapids at #3 for economic growth on list of 373 of the nation’s metropolitan statistical areas.

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Spectrum Health Breaks Ground to Expand Rehab and Nursing Center

Health care in Grand Rapids, and West Michigan just keeps getting better.

Spectrum Health is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event today, Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at its Rehab and Nursing Center at 4118 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids. The facility, which was originally built in 1964, is being expanded and renovated to better serve patients.

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Courtesy of Luke Gagnon via Twitter
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PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

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Severe Weather to Move Into West Michigan Monday

Monday began with sunny skies, but storms have been developing to the west and are advancing quickly into West Michigan.

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Have Red Eyes From Being in a Pool? That’s Caused by Pee

You know, we could have lived our whole lives without learning this.

The CDC just released a statement on why you sometimes get red, itchy, burning eyes when you go swimming in a pool. If you always assumed (like we did) that it was because of the chlorine, you're wrong. It's caused by all of the people peeing in the water.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: July 2015

July is almost upon us and it’s going to be a good month for Netflix users, as the streaming service is adding a whole slew of new movies and TV shows, including a bunch of exclusives. Cult comedy fans are eagerly awaiting the debut of the return of Wet Hot American Summer as a new series featuring the original cast, and standup fans will get a brand-new special from Rush Hour star Chris Tucker. Plus, there’s a whole slew of recent hits from television and cinemas (The Guest!). Read on for your guide to the new Netflix Instant releases arriving in July.

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15 Bicyclists on 300-Mile Ride From Rockford to Raise Money for Haitian Orphans

This morning between 7:30 and 8am, a group of 15 Rockford area residents left the Cannon Township Offices for a 6-day, 300-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and money for an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

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Courtesy St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Music Center’s Great Artist Gala and Concert Tickets are on Sale

St. Cecilia Music Center’s 2015 / 2016 Single Tickets go on are on sale now for the Great Artist Gala and all concerts in their new upcoming season.

Quick information about St. Cecilia Music Center’s new season is available on Facebook. More information and online tickets are available at www.scmc-online.org and can also be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224.

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Chuck Royce Sr. (Photo: St. Cecelia Music Center)
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Charles (Chuck) Royce Passes Away at the age of 90

One of Grand Rapids’ longtime and dedicated leaders, Charles (Chuck) Lund Royce, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2015. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday at St. Cecilia Music Center surrounded by hundreds of well-wishers, family, friends, artists, students and others from a wide range of organizations whose lives he touched through his philanthropy and community involvement.

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