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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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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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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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New Movies Include ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Gabriel’ [Video]

Pixar's Inside Out opens this week to excellent reviews. Many are calling it Pixar's best film.

Watch the full trailer and get Grand Rapids showtimes for Inside Out and ten other films opening this week.

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Adopt Chablis From Crash’s Landing

Summer is often a time for family reunions, but summer is also a great time to bring a new member into your family.

Welcome Chablis from Crash's Landing into your family!

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Jerry Seinfeld Adds Second Grand Rapids Show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added a second Grand Rapids show to his tour date at DeVos Performance Hall on September 10.

The star of Seinfeld, and popular video series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" will now perform a show at 7:00 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. on the same date. 

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Coloradans Attempt to Describe Michigan Things and Landmarks (Hilariously) [Video]

We've been having some fun with some of our colleagues in different cities across the country over the past few months. We've had Texans attempt to pronounce the names of places/things in Michigan, and now we've taken things a step further.

Watch in awe as some of our friends from Grand Junction, Colo. attempt to describe common Michigan things. 

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Watch This 1985 Fashion Show At The North Kent Mall And Be Left Speechless [Video]

You DO remember the North Kent Mall don't you?

This little gem of a video of the Uniquely You models from 1985 is a sheer time trip back to the awful fashions we considered so cool back then.

This fashion show has it all -- '80s fashions, mullets, vogueing (before it was cool), and the gosh darn NORTH KENT MALL!!!!!

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Circle Theatre’s Season Continues in July With Lively Comedy

 

Circle Theatre continues the 2015 season in July with the comedy BECKY’S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz, running July 9-25.

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‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Trailer: This is What Your Dog Really Does All Day

Talking dogs and cats have been a staple of animation since the medium’s earliest days, but The Secret Life of Pets trailer actually presents a fairly fresh take on this trope. The talking animals here are ordinary house pets, alone all day while their humans are at work, and we get to see how they pass the time.

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