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100.5 The River’s Tom Cook Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

100.5 The River's Tom Cook took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday after being challenged by Wendy Reed, from sister station Channel 95.7.

One word: Splash!

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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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Photo from last year's showing of "The Goonies".
Photo from last year's showing of "The Goonies".
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Movies In The Park Wraps Up August 22

All summer, Celebration Cinema, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc, and Ah-Nab-Awen Park have brought us something that all of Grand Rapids loves - Movies In The Park.

In June they played “Raiders of the Lost Arc.” and “Grease”.  July brought “Dream Girls” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”  That brings us to August where a few weeks ago they played “Top Gun.”

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Dancing Kid From India On “Ellen”

How did I miss this?

Just today, I'm seeing video of an AWESOME kid on the "Ellen" show! He was a competitor on "India's Got Talent" and was a guest on Ellen show earlier this year.

Think he'd be willing to give me some lessons? I mean, I have two left feet and zero rhythm

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Matt Milhouse
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Grand Rapids Public Museum Extends LEGO Exhibit Through September 28

"Dream It, Build It", the LEGO exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum, has been extended through September 28.

The LEGO exhibit was initially scheduled to close on August 31.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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YMCA Hosting Back-To-School Event in Grand Rapids

On Friday, August 22, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids will host a back-to-school event at the David D. Hunting YMCA from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

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DTE Holds Job Fair In Kentwood On Thursday

DTE Energy is holding a job fair in Kentwood on Thursday.

The fair will be taking place at the Kentwood call center located at 4420 44th Street, Suite B from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals $600,000 Donation to Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, Walker-based Meijer's community-focused inaugural LPGA golf tournament, boosted Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program on Wednesday.

Meijer LPGA Classic by Kraft representatives made a $600,000 donation to Simply Give, which helps Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve quality of life for thousands of families.

The proceeds were from the 72-hole tournament, held Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont and won by South Korean rookie Mirim Lee.

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Garfield Park 41st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on September 6

On Saturday, September 6th, the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA), will celebrate their 41st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Citywide participants and Garfield Park residents will enjoy shopping and family fun and a variety of other activities at the Arts & Craft Fair. The Garfield Park Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the largest in West Michigan.

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After This You’ll Wear Sunscreen Every Time You’re Out

Happened to catch this on my Facebook feed earlier and was instantly drawn in.

The video shows several people for "real" and then through an ultraviolet camera.  I'm no expert on UV cameras, other than what I've seen here, but apparently they're able to show aging that isn't visible to the blind eye

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How Honest Is Michigan Compared to the Rest of the Country? [Infographic]

Honest Tea recently conducted a national social experiment called The National Honesty Index, and the results are in.

When faced with a choice to be honest or not, the experiment found that a resounding 95 percent of Americans were honest, up from 92 percent in 2013.

So how did Michigan compare to the rest of the country?

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"Franklin & Bash" Star Toni Trucks with Andy Rent
"Franklin & Bash" Star Toni Trucks with Andy Rent
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Television Star Toni Trucks Visits Andy Rent [Audio]

It was a sparkling day in the studio today on "Andy in the Morning." Stage, screen and TV star, Toni Trucks stopped by.

Born in Grand Rapids, but spending most of her early life in Manistee, the Interlochen Arts Academy and U of M grad has been a busy, and successful actress in movies, Broadway and television.

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