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July Celebrates Grilling, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream Naturally

A number of special observances are held in July — three of them just naturally go together.

It's not only National Grilling Month, but it's also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.

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Health Professions Summer Day Camp for Teens is Next Week

Health Care is such a growing career field that for the fifth year, area teens will have the chance to learn about health professions at a summer day camp sponsored by Grand Valley State University.

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Dozens Sent to Hospital After Chlorine Release at Michigan’s Adventure

Fire trucks, ambulances and police rushed to Michigan's Adventure near Muskegon about 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon after a chlorine release at the park's Lazy River and Wave Pool.

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Fourth Annual Summer Craft Beer Festival: July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids

The Summer Craft Beer Festival is returning.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival is 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, and is co-sponsored by 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7, 98.7 WFGR, 100.5 The River and 1410 AM The Touch.

At Summer Craft Beer Festival, enjoy samples of more than 100 beers, ciders and mead from some of the country’s best craft breweries -- currently at about four dozen confirmed and still counting!

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Schuler Books Parodies Lorde’s ‘Royals’ With Their Own Version ‘Indies’ [Video]

Brick and mortar bookstores are becoming harder and harder to come by. With the invention of ereaders, many have taken all of their reading digital to conserve time, money and space. But, if you're like me, you still like the feeling of having the physical book in your hand, still love browsing through the rows and rows of books at bookstores, and have a deep love for "new book smell."

Schuler Books in Grand Rapids had to close the doors of two of their three stores in Grand Rapids the past couple years, but their store at 2660 28th Street SE remains. They decided to parody Lorde's "Royals" with their own version "Indies" to discuss the advantages of going to a bookstore as opposed to just downloading books.

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Free Slurpees & Donuts On 7/11

Today is a glorious day! It's Friday. It's supposed to be SUPER nice outside. AND there are two different options for free/reduced price food! Krispy Kreme and 7-Eleven both have great offers today!

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New Movies This Week: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘And So It Goes,’ ‘Road to Paloma,’ ‘Land Ho!’ and ‘Boyhood’ [Video]

Hold onto your butts this weekend at the movies!

With summer in full swing, the five -- that's right, five -- new releases are packed with action, terror and plenty of big laughs (and a little heart, too, if you’re into that kind of thing).

Of course, looming over the quintet is a sequel prequel in the third series of "Planet of the Apes" movies.

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More Fun Trivia With Friday 5 The Hard Way

Here is more trivia fun with today's Friday 5 the Hard Way.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Stay Afloat, Don’t Sink [Sponsored]

While the long Independence Day weekend may be over, there's still plenty of summer left and boating to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to keep yourself, those around you and others as safe as possible when boating.

One main tip: Keep your boat afloat; don't sink out there. And if you do or must, there are steps to take when that happens to protect and preserve your safety.

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Funeral Service Planned For Grand Rapids Businessman Peter Wege

Family and friends, along with the community of Grand Rapids, will remember the life of businessman and philanthropist Peter Wege on Friday morning.

Wege died on Monday at the age of 94.

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Commemoration of President Gerald R. Ford’s Birthday to be Held on July 14

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum are once again joining together to commemorate the life and legacy of President Gerald R. Ford, Monday, July 14.

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‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Trailer Promises an Event of Biblical Proportions

This Labor Day weekend, for one week only, you can see the 1984 comedy classic 'Ghostbusters' on the big screen, digitally restored in all its slimy, Stay-Puft glory. And now Sony has delivered a special 30th anniversary trailer for the film, which will also be getting a special Blu-ray re-release. Hail Gozer!

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