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Adopt Renoir From Crash’s Landing

Just like adults, some cats never grow up.

Renoir was born in 2011, but loves to play! He is a ton of fun!

Please adopt Renoir.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Their New Menu Item for 2016 Season

Looks like you'll be able to get some "Dutch Love" at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer. The flatbread sandwich has been named the winner of the 2016 Fan Food Vote.

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Grand Rapids, Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation? That’s What They Called Us In 1910 [Video]

This 1910 promotional film touting the Grand Rapids area shows that while we've changed in some ways over the past 106 years, in others ways, we're still the same.

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Bottoms Up! These Seven Grand Rapids Bars Sold The Most Liquor In 2015

2015 was a record year for liquor consumption for the State of Michigan, according to a report released this week by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

While Grand Rapids' consumption didn't match the 16 percent statewide increase, we did have a slight uptick led by these seven bars that made the top 100 list.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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April 9 is ‘Play Ball’ at Fifth Third Ball Park and There are Some Exciting Changes at the Park

The countdown is on! With the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 23rd Opening Day next week, Saturday, April 9 at Fifth Third Ballpark, the place is buzzing with activity. Several upgrades to the facility’s seating areas should be completed before the first pitch.

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Fifth Third River Bank Run Will be Here Soon and They Need Your Help

We're just hitting April and Spring is trying to settle in. It's hard to believe that the Fifth Third River Bank Run is actually but six weeks away. The good news is, you don't have to be a runner to have fun and be involved with the run.

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A Look Inside ‘UNLOADED’ at UICA [Photos]

UNLOADED is a traveling exhibition which explores the historical and social impact of guns. The exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts features the work of more than 20 artists, including former ArtPrize juror and ArtPrize award finalist Mel Chin.

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Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Red Granite Pictures' "Dumb And Dumber To" - Arrivals
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Jim Carrey Moving to Grand Rapids is (Probably) a Fat Lie

Who doesn't love Jim Carrey? Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber... definitely classics. It'd be awesome if Jim Carrey came to live here in Grand Rapids! Imagine chilling next to Carrey at Founders or running into him at a concert at Van Andel.

To bad it's a big fat lie circulating on social media that was first reported by a fake news site.

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8MM Footage Of Downtown Grand Rapids In 1953 [Video]

Remember 8mm film? I bet your rich uncle or aunt had one and used to shoot fottage of stuff like graduations and football games back in the day.

The problem with 8mm camera shots from the '50s is that people had little skill in knowing what to shoot or how to shoot it creatively. Hence, we get this really random scan of downtown Grand Rapids in 1953. See if you can recognize the streets.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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The Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run is Coming to Grand Rapids May 28

Lately we have seen all kinds of new and exciting fun runs for adults headed to the Grand Rapids area, but when one of us here at 100.5 The River saw the Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run, we couldn't help but think what a great idea...

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Jill Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Jill the dog came calling today.

Yes, Jill visited with Andy Rent as he talked about her on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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